New warning from Woolworths to anyone placing drinks on its checkout conveyor belts
Woolworths has set the record straight on how customers should place drinks on its checkout conveyor belts.
The ad on the supermarket giant’s TikTok account tells shoppers there is a right and wrong way to place cans and bottles on the checkout conveyor belt.
But Woolworths spokesman Liam Kirley’s tongue-in-cheek warning advises customers to stand them up, not stand them up.
The reason for this, Mr Kirley explained, is that if they are dropped off, the items will not move forward on the conveyor belt towards the checkout – they will just spin around.
As proof, the video showed cans and bottles lying on their sides, not progressing toward their destination as they continued to roll in place or roll backwards.
Woolworths has issued a public service warning to customers buying drinks at its 2,259 stores across Australia. Company spokesperson Liam Kirley is pictured
“We recommend holding your drinks vertically to avoid this,” he said with a thumbs up.
Some of the many commenters under the video were current or former employees of Woolworths.
“Funny to see them when they start rolling,” wrote one Woolies worker, while another said: “No, keep doing it, it’s literally the highlight of my shift when I worked in a grocery store.”
Another joked: “Shhh, customers aren’t supposed to know about the Friday night soft drink run.”
Some regular customers were grateful for the tip, with one saying: “I never thought of that, I’ll use it next time!” »
But others said they found it “satisfying” to watch the cans and bottles roll across the carpet.
“But that’s what’s fun,” one wrote, while another said “I’m going to try this now!”
Some commentators have highlighted the fact that self-service checkouts now dominate many supermarkets.
“It’s bold of you to assume there are open coffers for us to do this,” one wrote.
The ad tells shoppers that there is a right and wrong way to place cans and bottles on the checkout conveyor belt. A Woolworths logo is depicted
Mr Kirley (pictured) explained that if bottles and cans are placed on the conveyor, they will not move forward on the belt towards the checkout – they will just continue to roll in place.
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