Due to lockdown restrictions, Pick n Pay’s partner, Bottles app was going unused. Now, the companies have decided to repurpose it for food delivery. Called Grocery Essentials, the app will host a new delivery service.
It will deliver essential groceries to customers directly from selected stores across the country on the same day their order was placed, the company said in a statement on Tuesday (7 April).
“Grocery Essentials will offer customers an easy and more efficient way to stay safe and top up every-day basic essential items – from milk and bread to cooking oil and nappies,” said Jessica Knight, head of Online at Pick n Pay told Business Tech.
Customers will be able to choose over 1,500 products and can purchase up to 30 of those in one order. All items deemed “essential” by the national government are included. Itemised categories help customers choose between fresh produce, bakery, pantry and frozen products to household items, toiletries and pet supplies.
Customers can place orders Monday to Saturday between 8am and 3pm, and on Sunday between 8am and 1pm.
Their groceries will be delivered until 7pm Monday to Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. It will cost R45 for a delivery and a R15 service fee on top of grocery price. All deliveries will be contactless.