When it comes to speedy supermarket tills, we often think of Aldi, but it turns out some of the staff at Lidl would also like you to checkout a little faster.
This is according to a post written by an anonymous Lidl employee on social media, reports The Sun.
The post, on a Lidl appreciation Facebook group, explains two main things shoppers can do while at the till to help speed things up.
These include putting your scanned items straight into your trolley or basket instead of packing them in bags and having coupons out and ready while in the queue.
They wrote: “We are a discount store, we have less staff meaning we have to work harder, which means less running costs, so it passes the savings onto you.
“The time it takes for you to get your cheap plastic bags out and sort them out, (they don’t sit properly so it takes you longer) you take a while to put the first couple of items in each bag, you ask me to scan and pass you certain items from the belt while the side has lots of items waiting for you to bag.
“It all takes a long time, in this time I could have got the next customer served.”
They went on to say that if shoppers did want to pack bags at the till they should use “bigger durable” ones, so they can keep up with the till.
The employee added that another way to save time is for shoppers to get their bags and any coupons they want to use out while in the queue, instead of trying to find them when in the packing area.
A faster checkout, they added, would be “safer” for everyone during the pandemic.
“Also right now… there is a pandemic (I know, you wouldn’t have guessed would you), the amount of people we come into contact with on a daily basis, is a lot.
“The quicker you move, less contact… we don’t want to catch this thing, some of us have illnesses already…so the Rona could make us very ill.”