Monday, 23 November 2020 21:11


Staff Reporter.

Woolworths has announced plans to launch a same-day delivery service in South Africa.

In a social media post on Monday (23 November), the retailer said that clients can expect the same quality and freshness as experienced in its stores through the service.

It did not provide information on when the service will launch or which areas the service will be available in.

The announcement comes after competitors Pick n Pay and Checkers launched similar delivery services in the country.

Pick n Pay recently concluded an agreement to purchase on-demand, online grocery service Bottles. Bottles was launched in 2016 as an alcohol on-demand delivery app, and partnered with Pick n Pay in 2018.

Following the prohibition on the sale of alcohol in March, Bottles re-purposed its app to deliver on-demand grocery essentials to customers.

Since its move to groceries at the end of March, the app has reached more than 700,000 downloads, and 350,000 registered users.  The service offers over 7,000 products at store prices, with an average delivery time of 90 minutes, Pick n Pay said.

Checkers launched its Sixty60 app in 2019.The service allows customers to accept delivery within 60 minutes, or alternatively at a time that best suits them.

Users can pay using a credit or chip-enabled debit card and shoppers can track their order throughout delivery with real-time GPS tracking.