LIDL is known for its very speedy checkout tills, but a worker has lifted the lid on how to make the process even faster in the run up to Christmas.
The anonymous employee said top tips include packing your bags away from the till to having your coupons ready.
Taking to a Lidl appreciation Facebook group, they explained why they want you to “pack at the bench or your car” instead of at the till.
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.”
The Lidl staff member said shoppers should aim to get bags and coupons ready in the queue, and not when you reach the packing area.
They said that it’s “fair enough” if you use “bigger durable bags” so can keep up with them on the till.
And they also pointed out that a quicker checkout during the pandemic is safer for everyone involved.
WHAT’S IN THE LIDL BLACK FRIDAY SALE?
Lidl's Black Friday deals will land in stores on the day and are only available as long as stocks last.
The discounter doesn't offer online shopping so you'll need to pop by a store to nab any bargains.
You can still go to Lidl during lockdown in England because its an essential store.
Lidl has more than 760 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one using its store locator tool.
You might get information about what's on offer for Black Friday through it's new loyalty app, so it could be worth downloading.
Here's what the supermarket has already teased it will have on sale on the day.
They continued: “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.
“But.. if I get it… I'm possibly passing it to you being as I'm touching all of your items..and you're touching my hand as your grabbing something in my hand rather than something I've scanned already.”
They concluded that “if you go quicker, the prices stay low” and added “please help us to help you.”
We shared how Aldi reckons staff scan your shopping 40 per cent quicker than rivals.
Meanwhile, Lidl ‘ditches plans’ to launch online shopping and delivery in the UK.
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