Woolworths turning customers away following IT outage

Woolworths turning customers away following IT outage

Customers took to Twitter Monday afternoon, posting photos of security screens pulled shut at stores around the country, with some reporting being told by store managers that an IT glitch had affected its cash registers.

Signs have been put up at a number of Woolworths branches apologising for the problem, which has been described as a "system fault".

Trolleys abandoned at the Caneland Woolworths registers.

A national technical outage brought sales to a standstill at the busy Mackay city store this afternoon.

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

"Shoppers have been told to leave groceries in baskets in the aisle", one customer wrote on Twitter.

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There were reports some supermarkets had since come back online.

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

Supermarket giant Woolworths has confirmed that an IT outage has caused stores to close across the country.

Registers have shut down with stores unable to make sales.

News Corp Australia has contacted Woolworths for comment.

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