As a time savings to shoppers, Meijer Inc. has launched Meijer Curbside, a new shopping service that allows customers to select their items online and enjoy the convenience of picking up their order at a company store without leaving their cars.
In a pilot program currently underway at Meijer’s Knapp’s Corner store in Grand Rapids, MI, the Curbside program features specially-trained team members who hand select every item in a customer’s order and shop according to special instructions and personal preferences, the company stated.
After placing orders online at Meijer.com/Curbside, customers choose a preferred pick-up time, between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Customers ordering one to 12 items can be picked up their orders in as little as one hour. For larger orders, customers can schedule pick up in about three hours. They also can place an order up to three days in advance. For a limited time during the pilot program, the Meijer Curbside service is free of charge, the retailer noted, and thereafter will cost $5 per order.
“The way customers shop for food is changing, and Meijer Curbside is one more way we are striving to find solutions to everyday challenges and bring more convenience to our customers,” said Michael Ross, Meijer vp/customer marketing and emerging technology. “Meijer Curbside allows us to help our customers save time by remotely shopping for items throughout our store and choosing their own personal pick-up time.”