I Took Scan And Go Shopping for a spin, and here’s what happened.

Recently, a wave of new technologies is sweeping our local supermarkets, scan and go is where we scan the items while we shop and at the end just pay through a smaller till system.

It’s a controversial topic, as Critics have argued its automation putting traditional jobs at risk. With a computer just getting the details from the handset, it puts the traditional checkout colleague out of a job.

Having seen two local supermarkets adopt the technology, I thought it was about time to give it a spin.

Tesco: Scan as you shop.

My first test was my local Tesco in Chester-Le-Street, having recently bought the technology in, I scanned my club card and began scanning. The hardware is a small little gun, the scanner worked perfectly when pressed and the accuracy was second to none.

The handset touchscreen was a little unresponsive and unruly. Seeming to be jammed on a press by my massive fingers.

At the checkout, it was a case of just scan a barcode and it should work, but in practice, it wasn’t that.  and after two attempts, the barcode family worked, but a service check was needed and this would be the downfall for this.

Stood to wait for 5 minutes for a response, the handset comport gave up and I had to rescan my basket completely, Thank goodness I only had a few items, imagine if I had done a full deep trolley shop? I’d be at it for hours on end.

after everything was scanned and put in the packing area, my payment method wasn’t restricted to one form, I could split pay and even scan my club card for some more points, Having just the right change I paid and departed with my packed bags

Overall, the system was a letdown and needs desperate work to it, having been served checked and forced to rescan everything, I’m not in a hurry to redo that again,

Asda: Scan and Go

After my trip to Tesco, I decided to venture to my local Asda at Washington, Asda had had this technology in for a while and heavily promote it at the shop entrance.

After spending over 5 minutes trying to get the registration form to work, my handset came alive and thus my scanning game began. Asda’s system is more refined and polished, the user interface is simple and easy to use, the touchscreen was more responsive.

Even though being polished, I could visibly see the android user interface underneath. A small problem but one that makes it look shelf bought and not bespoke. It just devalues the system a little

Throughout my shop, the scanner had more accuracy and a smaller range to scan in, reducing the risk of error in scanning. I was able to scan my item in front of other items and not worry about accidentally scanning the wrong thing.

At the checkout, the handset seemed to present the need for a colleague to come over, the screen had confused me with a question and I had pressed the wrong button, the instructions were clear on the handset but the question wasn’t.

After having that sorted, my handset was whisked away to go back to the front. My payment method was restricted to card only. a bit restrictive for the budget savvy person like myself who prefer spending cash rather than card payment.

The verdict

Overall, both systems are good and well done, although with the hiccups and little issues. Something just didn’t seem right to a shopper like me. I prefer the human touch, the banter you get can be amazing so I’ll just stick to the checkout. I’ll never be truly convinced that shopping should be antisocial. It’s the funniest thing an adult can do!


The WWE Greatest Royal Rumble: Was it Great or Just Ok? Part Two

The WWE did something unique this past Friday, becoming the first American promotion to hold a PPV Event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with The Greatest Royal Rumble, Despite the controversy around holding a wrestling event in the conservative country where Homosexuality is illegal and women have minimal rights, WWE managed to put on a decent show. Here is my review of the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble part Two

Seth Rollins V Finn Balor V Samoa Joe V The Miz For the Interconetnital Championship

This was the third and biggest Barnstorm match of the night, for amazing skilled technical wrestlers competing in a ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship, defending champion Seth Rollins took on former champ The Miz alongside Samoa Joe and Finn Balor.

With a multitude of false finishes and some of the most daring moves since the cruiserweight match, Seth Rollins Conducted a Heist Akin to the steal of the century by jumping off the top rope onto the top of the ladder to swipe the belt from under Finn Balor’s Nose. In a matter of Seconds, the scene was stolen and the crowd were stunned.

AJ Styles V Shinsuke Nakamura For the WWE Championship

After a clinic of a match at Wrestlemania and the shocking heel turn of Shinsuke Nakamura, this was a heated and emotional charged match, the clean and technical style of the best wrestler in the world AJ Styles and the artistry and strong style charm of Shinsuke boiled over and caused the match to end in a double count-out.

The last Good match of the night ended leaving us wanting more until the next two matches came up…

The Undertaker V Rusev In a Casket Match

The first show ruining match was the terrible squash match of Undertaker V Rusev, What good was this? undertaker is a living legend and hall of fame bound, he shouldn’t be used to squash one of the most over AF characters, Rusev.

Brock Lesner V Roman Reigns For the Universal Championship

Unpopular opinion, Brock Lesner is Crap, He is as stiff as a post and cannot tell a story, not even a picture story and for him to win clean Against Roman Reigns, one of the smoothest operators in the business, is just bloody stupid, Brock Lesner doesn’t respect the business and shouldn’t even be  champion when he doesn’t defend the belt often.

The Greatist Royal Rumble Match

Oh God the last match of the night and one that lasted an hour and forty minutes, 50 men battled in an over the top rope battle royal for the title of winner of the greatest royal rumble, To save time lets focus on two people. Daniel Bryan and Brawn Stroman.

Daniel Bryan is the best, he’s the loveable babyface who can spin gold anytime in the ring, after having to retire for two years because of injury and only having his first match at WrestleMania, he lasted forty minutes in the ring. quite simply stunning and beautiful.

as for Brawn Stroman, the monster among men, he managed to eliminate 13 men and now holds the record for the most eliminations in a rumble, Brawn won the match and can add the winner of the greatest royal rumble to his impressive collection alongside the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships with his buddy Nicolas the 4th Grader.

A good PPV with only a few bad matches and a few controversies so overall the Greatist Royal Rumble was good but not great. Maybe it should have been called the WWE Saudi Arabia Royal Rumble?

and if you’ve read both artlces, then congratulations and what was your thoughts on the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble? This has been Jordan’s Thoughts on the 30th of April