Tesco customers really don't like cashless

Shoppers are reportedly disappointed that British supermarket Tesco  won’t take cash payments any longer on its “scan as you shop” system. The system lets shoppers pack as they shop and is said to be “exclusive” for the store’s Clubcard members. It reportedly makes for an easier shopping experience, the Manchester Evening News  reported.

The supermarket chain has been putting a message on receipts for shoppers that says, “Scan as you shop is changing.” It notes that “the scan as you shop payment area will only be accepting card. Want to pay with cash? You can still do so by using self-service tills or main checkouts. Our colleagues will be able to help or answer any questions.”

Some shoppers believe the scan as you shop system will make the experience more challenging by going cashless. Specific customers have even claimed they would avoid going to the grocer. One shopper posted a receipt on Facebook and said, “In case anyone doesn’t know but they’re stopping taking cash at scan as you shop at Tesco, know Asda already do this anyway.”

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