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Update: Coles reopens after tech issue closes stores nationwide

Coles closed after nationwide tech issues. Photo: Facebook.

Update: Coles has since reopened it’s stores after a nationwide technical issue on Friday.

A Coles spokesperson said supermarkets have reopened nationally after the checkouts were unable to process transactions.

“To thank customers for their patience while our team worked hard to get us back up and running, Coles supermarket shoppers will receive triple flybuys points on their food and groceries this weekend,” the spokesperson said.

“And to help customers who were unable to complete their shopping on Friday afternoon, Coles Online is offering free home delivery on orders of $50 and above until Sunday 18 October.”

Previous: Coles supermarkets closed after nationwide tech issue

Shoppers have been forced to abandoned their trolleys after Coles across the country shut its doors on Friday.

It comes after the supermarket giant experienced a nationwide technical issue with their payment systems.

Customers took to social media explaining they were forced to leave trolley fulls of groceries behind.

A Coles spokesperson confirmed with Skeer Media that the closure was due to a technical issue.

“Coles supermarkets are being closed temporarily due to a technical issue with processing payments in our stores,” the spokesperson said.

“Our team is working hard to fix the issue and stores will reopen as soon as possible.

“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience.

“Coles Express and Coles Liquor stores remain open for trade.”

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