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Love to shop but can’t stand the queues? Want to be part of the future of shopping? Be part of the new way to shop at Sainsbury’s - all you have to do is scan, bag and go!

Here's how:
• Download the Smartshop app to register – you’ll need to have your nectar card ready
• Scan items you want as you walk around the store
• Pack your items as you shop
• Pay in a flash and feel like a VIP at one of our SmartShop checkouts
* Or pay with Apple Pay!

You can use SmartShop on your mobile data or our free in-store WiFi, where available.

Smartshop is currently available at over 100+ Sainsbury’s stores across the UK, with more stores being added all the time.To see if SmartShop is available in your store, just tap the ‘Find a SmartShop store’ button in the app, or visit http://stores.sainsburys.co.uk and apply the ‘SmartShop’ filter within ‘Customer facilities’.


• "Flawless! Quick, easy, simple to use"
• “SmartShop has revolutionised my weekly shop”
• “SmartShop was really convenient”


“We were genuinely impressed at the ease and accessibility of the till-free shopping experience.”
– The Independent

“It was an incredibly easy process - and something that I, a tech savvy early adopter, would happily do again.”
– Gizmodo UK

“[…] the future works remarkably well.”
– The Telegraph


If you have any feedback about the app or your SmartShop experience, please email us at smartshop.support@sainsburys.co.uk

*SmartShop checkouts are not available in our mobile pay stores, as these are Apple Pay in-app payments only.

What’s New

Version 3.3.7

Minor enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

Peter Day ,

Great! Just some minor feedback

This app is great and my go to way to shop. However i have some features that I think would really help if you guys are interested. I’d love it if when you scan an item the app didn’t lockup. Maybe show a placeholder item until it’s loaded. Therefore I can keep scanning rather than waiting as my 3G in store is poor and the WiFi in store doesn’t work. It’d also be great if you once scanned could tap the product and add / subtract products rather than scanning multiple tines or erasing all of them to start over.

All in all excellent product and I hope you guys will take my feedback on board ☺️

Developer Response ,

Hi Peter, thanks for your feedback, we're glad you're enjoying the app! Also thanks for your suggestions, we'll add them to our list, there are some great ones in there! 👍

The SmartShop Team

audi_paul ,

Usability suggestions

I’m not sure if the developers have ever used this app while shopping. I’ve now been using it for a few weeks and have found 2 areas which could be improved. I use an iPhone and prefer to hold it in my right hand (suggestion for Sainsbury’s: why not put a mount onto your trollies which will hold a phone?). I find it very awkward to tap the icon to scan an item while holding said item in my left hand and the phone in my right. Usually I have to tap using the tip of my right forefinger but it is a bit of a contortion! Please look into relocating the icon to a more accessible part of the screen. Secondly it is all too easy while holding the phone to trigger the app into thinking you’re ready to connect to the smart till to pay. Please consider making the icon for moving to the payment stage smaller. I know that there’s a back < link but the app is very slow to reload the list of purchased items.

Tim of LB ,

Very disappointing

As a lover of tec this app really excited me. But the reality of the product fell well short of my expectations. Firstly my local store does not appear on the list even though it has introduced the system. The in store staff could not explain why. They said however if I open the app in store it will connect. The problem with that is there is no service in store. They suggested connecting to an O2 wifi but given we are always told not to connect to public WiFi and this was a different service to the one provided before I am not happy with that solution.
There is a shopping list facilty on the app. However when you mark as complete it goes to a completed list. Therefore each time you create a list you will need to delete your previous list. On Wunderlist the items simply disappear once ticked and it is only if you select veiw completed items you see them.
For me not usable and am now deleting from my phone.


Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
72.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd


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