Long queues at the supermarket?
With this trick you will find the fastest checkout
Created: 08/13/2022, 15:38
By: Tobias Becker
When shopping at discounters such as Aldi, Lidl and Co., many people cannot go to the checkout fast enough.
There is a trick or two for that.
It doesn't matter whether it's in the morning or in the evening – when you go shopping, you're usually in a hurry.
Very few people like the long wait at the cash registers at Aldi*, Lidl and Co.
If the queue gets too long, you can of course ask to open another cash register.
However, there are also one or the other tip and trick on how not to stand at the supermarket checkout forever when shopping.
HEIDELBERG24* explains the "home remedies" against long waiting times.
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Faster at the checkout at Aldi and Co.: Who is at the checkout and what is the person buying?
So: How does it work to be served faster at the checkout in the supermarket?
There are a few small tips, such as looking in the shopping carts of the people who are in front of you.
It is important to estimate how long it will take to scan at the checkout.
If someone buys several items of the same product, things usually go quickly.
If there are different items in the shopping cart, it usually takes more time.
Another point: the age of the person in front of you.
Younger people are usually a little quicker when placing their purchases on the checkout conveyor belt and when putting the shopping trolley back in their place.
Payment is also often quicker, which may be due to the fact that payment by card has become common practice.
By the way: Nobody should pay with too much small change*, because the cashiers can also refuse to do so.
Aldi: Faster at the supermarket checkout - organization is the be-all and end-all
Shopping carts are mandatory for those who want to be faster at the checkout.
Aldi, Lidl and other discounters offer customers the opportunity to shop with trolleys.
This should be noticed, because: Those who are at the checkout are quicker to put things away if they first put them in the car and then load them into bags and boxes from home in the trunk of the car or at the packing table.
Pre-sorting the purchases in the car can also help to be faster.
That means: only heavy and solid items, such as butter or cornflakes, which Öko-Test recently examined*.
Only then should fragile items such as fruit or yoghurt find their way onto the checkout belt.
This way you don't have to play Tetris when packing up, because the light things can simply be placed on top of the heavy ones.
Faster at the checkout in the supermarket: Myths and behaviors - surprising trick
Not a trick, but rather a myth is the thought that the checkout at Aldi and Co. is faster if there are few people in front of you with a lot in the car.
Because sometimes it can be the case that checkouts with several people who only have a few items are faster.
Sure, paying takes time, including loading and unloading.
Ultimately, there are many other factors.
Who is at the cash register?
Do you pay by card or small change?
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And then there is a somewhat unexpected trick that t-online describes: you should rather stand at the left tills if there are two or more tills.
Supermarkets like Aldi are often set up in such a way that customers approach the checkout on the right.
The subconscious also helps here, since most people are right-handed.
If it works?
It's definitely worth trying out and maybe it'll be faster the next time you go shopping.
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