Woolworths reveals huge new change to self-serve checkouts

Woolworths has confirmed a huge change to self-serve checkouts aimed at making shopping "easier and more convenient" for customers.

The supermarket giant is currently trialling new colour-coordinated self-serve registers at some select stores across Australia, a Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia on Saturday.

Shoppers at the chosen locations will now have the option to pick between a lime green or dark grey register based on their payment preference. Using the green registers, customers can pay for their groceries with either cash or card. The dark grey registers are only for those who want to purchase items by card.

The lime green 'Cash and Card' self-serve registers at Woolworths.
Woolworths is trialling the new feature at a handful of stores across Australia. Source: Supplied

"We're always looking for ways to make the shopping experience easier and more convenient for our customers," the Woolworths spokesperson said.

"We're currently trialling colour-coordinated self-serve checkouts so customers can easily find their preferred checkout, whether it be 'Cash & Card' or 'Card Only'. There's a bright coloured wrap on our 'Cash & Card' self-serve checkouts and a dark grey wrap on our 'Card Only' ones. All the self-serve checkouts have improved signage as a complement."

The dark grey 'card only' registers at Woolworths and a storefront.
The dark grey registers are only for those who want to purchase items by card. Source: Supplied

The supermarket giant said it is looking forward to hearing feedback from customers about the change. Yahoo News Australia understand the new feature is being trialled at a handful of stores, including the Robina North location in Queensland.

Woolworths introduces more hi-tech checkouts

The move comes just days after Woolworths announced it is slowly introducing queue-skipping technology in stores across the country. The Scan&Go contactless shopping option was first introduced in September last year, but some customers might be seeing them for the first time in their local store.

"Scan&Go is the faster, smarter way to shop for your groceries at Woolworths," a Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo. The exciting new tech is now available in 66 stores across Australia, with plans to move into more.

In August, shoppers were elated when the supermarket chain unveiled wider bagging areas at self-serve registers.

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