Tech glitch hits Woolworths' point-of-sale system

Woolworths hit with technical outage, checkouts unable to process sales

Woolworth's haven't made a statement yet, but they are replying to tweets explaining that registers "are now back online in all of our stores".

A Daily Mercury reporter at the scene said services had just been restored and customers were once again flowing through the registers.

As usual, customers took to social media to vent their frustrations and test out their ability to come up with humorous short takes.

Social media posts indicate stores impacted locally include Walkerston and Caneland Central.

Supermarket giant Woolworths has confirmed that an IT outage has caused stores to close across the country. "We were all offered a box of chocolates". "Bad form.I'll stick to Aldi".

The technical glitch hit about half of Woolworths' 995 Australian stores and attached BWS liquor outlets for about 30 minutes on Monday afternoon.

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UPDATE 5.10PM: WOOLWORTHS have responded to customer complaints confirming the national outage this afternoon.

"Our systems ultimately self-corrected themselves and we were back and open for trade across most stores by 4:30pm, with all stores now operational".

Woolworths has been approached by News Corp Australia for more details about how the technical glitch occurred and if shoppers will be compensated any further.

"We apologise for the inconvenience this caused our customers", the spokesperson said.

The ABC reached out to Woolworths for comment.

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