Supermarket chain Save A Lot is the latest retailer to team with Amazon and will now allow shoppers to pay for and pick up Amazon.com packages in stores.
Through Amazon PayCode, shoppers who prefer to pay in cash for their Amazon purchases can now do so at a number of St. Louis Save A Lot locations.
Save A Lot will also offer Amazon Hub Locker, a secure and convenient delivery option to pick up or return Amazon packages at no additional cost. Both Amazon PayCode and Amazon Hub Locker are available now in St. Louis and will quickly expand to more than 400 stores by the end of 2020, company officials said.
According to officials with the grocery chain, the rollout of Amazon services is part of the retailer’s ongoing work to modernize the shopping experience in the store. Starting in 2016, the company has been taking steps to transform its business model, which includes the modernization of its entire fleet in St. Louis as well as looking at new options for customer-facing digital technologies.
“We are focused on improving our customers’ lives through innovation,” said Ian Bone, senior director of Corporate Development at Save A Lot. “Our work with Amazon is only the first example of how Save A Lot is delivering value to our local communities with leading-edge technologies and strategic partnerships.”
Missouri-based Save-A-Lot has 1,230 stores and is the second-largest hard-discount grocer in the U.S. after Aldi, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.
Onex bought Save-A-Lot from U.S. supermarket operator Supervalu in a $1.4 billion deal in 2016.