Woolworths customers shocked by ‘superior’ queue hack on TikTok

Woolworths wowed its customers by sharing a “fantastic” time-saving shopping hack on a TikTok video.

The TikTok how-to video shows Woolworths very own Tiktok star Liam Kirley showing how the Q-Tracker tool on the Woolworths website can save you time on your next purchase.

“Here’s a shopping hack so you know how busy your local Woolworths are at home,” Liam says in the video.

The video with the headline “Save time using #Qtracker next time you shop at #Woolworths” then shows Liam demonstrating the hack on his cell phone.

Woolworths shocked shoppers with its time-saving hack on TikTok. Source: TikTok / @ Woolworths_au

“Search Woolworth’s Q-Tracker, enter your zip code and it will show you how busy your store is and if there are any waiting times,” explains Liam as he scrolls down the list of Woolies stores.

In the 29-second video, Liam explains that each store provides the information for shoppers so they can see at a glance “how many people are in the store, how long it takes to shop, and waiting in line”.

“My local shop has a wait of zero minutes, so I’ll get berries and cream!” Sings an enthusiastic Liam at the end of the TikTok video.

Before he said, “My mother laughs at my jokes. That’s probably why I’m single. “

Since Woolworths released the time-saving hack, the video has garnered over 38,000 views and 4,700 likes from impressed buyers who flocked to the comments.

“Oh great. Thanks for the tip!” commented one user.

“Okay, but that’s actually cool,” commented a second.

Woolworths replied and said, “We can’t agree anymore, so helpful!

Another buyer suggested to Woolworths that they use the Q-Tracker tool as part of the grocery store’s click-and-collect service to let them know when their groceries are on their way.

What is Q-Tracker?

According to Woolworths, Q-Tracker is a new tool that “uses real-time data to show you the length of the queue before entering our stores”.

The Woolworths Q-Tracker tool can be found on the Woolworths website and is updated every five minutes so shoppers have the latest information on queues and waiting times in the store.

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“Q-Tracker helps you plan when and where to shop before you leave home, making it easy for you to avoid peak hours, save time and shop safely,” states the Woolworths website.

Woolworths Q-Tracker screenshot.  Source: Woolworths Group

Woolworths’ Q-Tracker tool helps shoppers plan their store to reduce time in store. Source: Woolworths Group

The Q-Tracker tool was one of a list of four tips previously introduced by Woolworths to reduce the amount of time spent in stores during the lockdown.

Other time-saving tips include using the product finder in the Woolworths app to create a digital list and finding products in the Woolworths app, ordering a direct pickup for groceries and choosing home delivery when possible.

“Love this!”: Woolworths buyer shocked by TikTok trick

Since Woolworths joined the world of TikTok in early September, the supermarket’s number of followers has grown to over 56,700 and many of their videos have gone viral.

Previous Woolies shopping hacks that have taken the online world by storm include self-service tricks, time-saving registration hacks, and the most recent shopping bag hack.

Woolworths recently made headlines when they shared a frugal tote bag hack for customers whose Bag for Good looks worse.

The hilarious clip features none other than Liam Kirley explaining that customers can trade in their broken or torn reusable Bag for Good for a brand new one – for free.

Liam Kirley featured on Woolworths TikTok video.  Source: TikTok / @ Woolworths_au

In the TikTok video, Liam Kirley explains that customers can exchange their broken Woolworths Bag for Good for a new one – free of charge. Source: TikTok / @ Woolworths_au

In the carefree video, Liam romps in the garden with his broken Bag for Good.

“This is Liam’s popular Bag for Good, but look what it’s been through … but he can go to his local Woolies’ service desk for a brand new bag for free!” says Liam in the video.

Unsurprisingly, the nifty pocket hack has gone viral since its launch on the internet, with an enthusiastic response from shoppers in the comments.

Despite the inscription on the front of every Bag for Good: “If this bag is damaged, we’ll replace it for free,” many customers seem to have overlooked the handy hack by the time they looked at this TikTok.

“What a great initiative! My bag looks very poor so it looks like a trip to Woolies is necessary! ”Commented one shopper.

“I love that,” said another.

“I never knew,” agreed a third.

However, one buyer was curious about where the damaged bag would end up and asked himself, “What does Liam do with his used bag?”

Rest assured, Woolworths is committed to recycling all returned Bags for Good as explained on their website.

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