Aldi UK changes how shoppers can pay at checkout-free store

Aldi Shop&Go

Aldi has changed payment at its Shop&Go store

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 16/01/2024

- 10:55

Updated: 16/01/2024

- 10:56

Aldi has changed how its checkout-free stores operate

Aldi shoppers can pick up their groceries checkout-free at the Aldi Shop&Go store.

Until now, Britons have had to download an app to gain entry and pay for their shopping.

However, a new change means customers will be able to access the store by simply scanning their contactless payment card or card on their mobile phone.

The Aldi Shop&Go store is in Greenwich, London and allows customers to shop without scanning products or going to a till.

Aldi specialbuy

Aldi shoppers can pay without the app for the first time


Special technology and specifically positioned cameras detect what items a shopper picks up.

When done, they can simply walk out of the store and will be charged for what they take with them after leaving.

Customers previously had to register their card on the app to enter the store and make the payment, but this has now been replaced.

Shoppers can check their receipts on the app or website.

Regional managing director at Aldi UK Ben Shotter said: “It has been great to see how positively customers have responded to our Shop&Go trial.

"This latest change will help to make it even quicker and easier for people to use the store.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our customers’ shopping experience, which is what our Shop&Go store is all about.”

This comes as Aldi changes its range in stores with never-before-seen food items.

Aldi store sign

The Shop&Go stores are checkout-free 


Products start at 99p and include high-protein meals and treats to help Britons reach their fitness goals.

It has also launched more items into its Plant Menu range.

All the items in this range are plant-based and shoppers can pick up ice creams, ready meals and pastries.

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