Device to be a boon for grocery shoppers

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Boon for grocery shopping ...The SHOP'nGO device. Photo: Supplied

PAK’nSAVE is streamlining the shopping experience with its rollout of SHOP’nGO across the South Island.

The PAK’nSAVE shopping experience is set to become more convenient, technology-based, and seamless at Rangiora PAK’nSAVE.

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora is one of 11 South Island stores rolling out, or have already rolled out, the SHOP’nGO personal shopping device this year.

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora goes live on Monday, July 6.

PAK’nSAVE Rangiora owner-operator James Flanagan says they are excited to offer customers the new innovative device which helps them budget while they shop.

“By scanning their grocery items as they go, customers can easily keep track of their budget, all while saving time at checkout.

“Customers will no longer have to unpack their trolley, rather they just scan the device and pay at one of the designated SHOP’nGO self- checkouts.

“We’re confident customers will adopt the new technology quickly.”

The SHOP’nGO barcode technology gives customers a more convenient and personalised shopping solution, speeding up their time spent in store.

PAK’nSAVE’s group manager for Foodstuffs South Island, Justin Waddell, says by leveraging new technologies which enable customers to have a more seamless experience in store, the overall PAK’nSAVE shopping experience can be refined.

It was trialled at PAK’nSAVE Wainoni in 2019, and the store is now processing 18% of all its sales through SHOP’nGO.

“The customer feedback following the SHOP’nGO trial at PAK’nSAVE Wainoni has been very positive and we’re excited to offer the SHOP’nGO solution at more stores for more customers to use and enjoy,” says Mr Waddell.

The barcode-scanning tool allows customers to scan each product which shows a running total of how much they have spent, giving them more control over monitoring their budget in store.

SHOP’nGO also speeds up the time spent at checkout. Customers simply scan a QR code on their SHOP’nGO screen at the designated SHOP’nGO self-checkout lanes, prompting payment at the eftpos terminal.

With SHOP’nGO, there is no unloading or loading of groceries on to the conveyor belt or back into the trolley. Customers can simply pack their groceries into their bags in their trolley as they shop, pay and go.

To use the SHOP’nGO devices, customers will first need to pick up a Sticky Club card in-store and register with the Sticky Club loyalty programme. Once customers are signed up, they can use SHOP’nGO at all participating PAK’nSAVE stores.

SHOP’nGO is live in Christchurch at PAK’nSAVE Wainoni, Moorhouse and Northlands, and will roll out to PAK’nSAVE Hornby and Riccarton later this year. Promotional content

  • WIN A $200 GIFT CARD

North Canterbury News readers are invited to enter a draw to win a $200 PAK’nSAVE gift card and try the SHOP’nGO device to show its benefits.

Two lucky readers will be selected – one to use the device and one to shop manually – at PAK’nSAVE on Tuesday, July 7, at 8am, following SHOP’nGO going live on July 6.

Both contestants will have to gather $200 worth of groceries from the same shopping list, and head to the checkout to pay.

Each will win a $200 PAK’nSAVE gift card.

To enter, send you name, address and phone number to robyn.bristow@ncnews.co.nz. Entires close t noon on July 3.

The two winners must be available at 8am on July 7 to take part.