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Reddit Has Discovered Why Aldi Checkouts Are So Fast
The secret to Aldi's speedy checkouts is that every Aldi brand product features multiple barcodes — with some even extending across the entire item — allowing easy access when scanning. One Redditor discovered this barcode bonanza and shared the visual evidence in a series of photos posted to the r/aldi subreddit.
Reddit user U/Diamonds provided pictures to the r/aldi forum accompanied by the caption, "They don't skimp on their barcodes! I always thought they had the fastest checkout lines and now I know why!" The images showed several different Aldi products, each adorned with multiple barcodes on the packaging.
Among the commenters was an Aldi employee, who explained that Aldi brand products have multiple barcodes so that employees can sit while they work to help prevent their backs and hips from hurting. Another Redditor commented that the ample barcodes were equally great for them to use at the self-checkout line.