American grocery company Albertsons Companies has announced the launch of its PickUp lockers. This program is applicable in select Chicago Jewel-Osco and Bay Area Safeway stores. Globe News Wire described it as “the newest easy fulfillment option for e-Commerce orders made through the company’s websites and apps.”
“Contactless PickUp through our state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled lockers makes it even easier to shop with us,” said Chris Rupp, EVP and Chief Customer & Digital Officer.
“Whether customers choose to shop in our familiar neighborhood stores or through our websites and apps, we are ready to provide them with extraordinary service where and how they want to get their groceries. Our strategy to leverage technology and innovation to continue to grow our digital business is focused on creating products customers love that truly make their lives easier,” he added.
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Bell and Howell delivered these temperature-controlled lockers which people can use both indoors and outdoors.
“With our temperature-controlled grocery lockers, Albertsons Cos. customers can quickly and conveniently pick up their entire order, from heated to frozen food items, whenever and wherever they want,” said Larry Blue, CEO of Bell and Howell.
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Fox Business explained that stores testing out the lockers will have a “PickUp” option online or in the store’s app. Customers will be able to select a time window in which they can grab their groceries. When the purchase is complete, the customers will receive a unique code. They will then use this code to pick up their order from the lockers.