Australian Aldi shoppers have spotted a very futuristic change on the supermarket’s shelves.
One customer said she had no idea the store had implemented digital price tags until she noticed a “glitch.”
Many liked the new signs because they reduced paper waste, but others were concerned about the price changes between picking an item off the shelves and taking it to the checkout counter.
“Am I the last to realize that Aldi now uses electronic price tags? The only reason I found out about it was because this one had a problem. They look so much like life in terms of paper labels,” the woman wrote in a job at Aldi Fans Australia.
She shared a video of one of the labels glittering on the shelf.
An Aldi shopper said she had no idea the store had implemented digital price tags until she noticed a “glitch”.
One shopper thought the panels were “pretty cool,” while another jokingly compared them to “alien” technology.
“I thought I was going crazy the first time I saw one,” said one buyer.
“I didn’t know that until now,” replied another.
Many thought the labels were a great paper-saving solution so employees didn’t have to manually change them every day.
“Saves a lot more time. No need to manually update prices anymore! ‘ one woman wrote.
“Probably the best thing Aldi did, it was one of the most tedious jobs: changing the price sheets! » another agreed.
Someone offered an explanation for the flashing sign, saying it wasn’t a malfunction but an update.
“The battery life of each of them is at least five years. When you see the product and price displayed, it’s actually disabled!’ they explained.
“And they update automatically through the statewide system, so there’s less chance of getting the wrong price on a product!”
However, some were concerned about modern technology and wondered, “I wonder what would happen if they changed the price on the shelf between your purchase and your checkout?” “.
“Sure, they would be like everyone else and only change when they are closed,” the poster replied.
“I was a scanning coordinator and all price updates are done early in the morning, sent from head office before the store opens and sent to checkouts by the scanning coordinator before customers arrive,” said explained an Aldi employee.