Money Why click-and-collect shopping is taking over

03:30  07 september  2017
03:30  07 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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Local. Why click - and - collect shopping is taking over . The convenience of click - and - collect shopping will be available to Woolworths customers across Australia by the end of this week as the supermarket giant rolls the service out at 1000 locations.

The convenience of click-and-collect shopping will be available to Woolworths customers across Australia by the end of this week as the supermarket giant rolls the service out at 1000 locations.

Using click-and-collect shopping, a customer can place an order online or through the Woolies app, and pick it up at the store later.

Customers are alerted to their order's readiness via text message or through the app and depending on their location can choose from drive-up, drive-through and in-store pick-ups.

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Local. Why click - and - collect shopping is taking over . The convenience of click - and - collect shopping will be available to Woolworths customers across Australia by the end of this week as the supermarket giant rolls the service out at 1000 locations.

Why click - and - collect shopping is taking over . The convenience of click - and - collect shopping will be available to Woolworths customers across Australia by the end of this week as the supermarket giant rolls the service out at 1000 locations.

Orders placed by 11am will be available for collection the same day after 4pm, while orders placed by 11pm will be available the next day.

Click-and-collect has already been a success for other major retailers, such as at Coles where it is one of the supermarket's fastest-growing areas.

Spokesperson Martine Alpins said pick-up was available 24 hours a day through lockers available on-site.

In Australia, 42 percent of retailers now offer click-and-collect shopping.

Finance expert Sam Henderson said it benefited the stores as well.

"Rather than having to stack shelves and make stock pretty and pay rent, the click-and-collect for them really aggregates the process of buying as well," he said.

Many retailers offer free in-store collection while others charge a fee to cover staffing and storage costs.

At Kmart and Target the fee is just $3, while at IKEA fees range between $59 and $149.

The service is also a growing part of David Jones and Myer.

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