It was called parcel pickup for years…..you selected something, usually large bulky items, paid for it, went off and did more shopping, then when you were ready picked it up from a holding bay at the back of the store. You could of course have it delivered for an exorbitant cost. Supermarkets used to deliver, you’d shop – pay – then they’d turn up later with all your groceries……online grocery shopping evolved from that
Click and collect works in a similar way – you choose (except it’s online) you pay and then pick up in person (in some cases they bring to your vehicle)
Have you ever wished someone had shopped and filled your fridge with fresh fruit & veg plus milk and a loaf of bread so you didn’t have to face that job when you arrived home from a trip away. I know I certainly have. And then there have been times when we’ve landed at Tullamarine and I’ve thought how great it would if someone was waiting there in arrivals with my groceries. The Golfer laughs and says , wishful thinking never gets you anywhere, just get on and do…..meaning we’ll have fish and chips the day we get home then nip up the shops the next day.
So imagine my surprise last November (2019) when there’s an article on a web site I subscribe to about click and collect at one of the arrival halls at the airport! Sounds like someone’s been reading my mind. Link below
Of course seeing that, that gave me
permission a reason to hunt about online (aka ask Mr Google a few questions) and see if other supermarkets do the same thing. Well it seems rival Woolworths do and they began it quite a while ago This article is dated 2013 – Link below
Just those two press releases – no other information on how this service works or even if it is still running. Mind you, at the moment the airport is basically at a standstill……..very little going out….and even less coming in. I reckon it’ll be years (one at least) before we fly anywhere ….so it looks like I’m not going to be making that online order for my shopping to be waiting for me on arrival anytime soon!