Grocery shopping can be a soul-sucking experience.
Have you ever encountered those people who park their carts RIGHT in the middle of an aisle? Or the ones who sneeze in their hands and then touch all the fresh foods? Or — and this is my personal favourite — the customers who run to finish their shopping while the cashier is already checking out their order?
Yeah, can’t stand ’em. That’s why we need to get out of there ASAP.
So when we heard that Loblaw Companies Ltd. is preparing to pilot a grocery click-and-collect program, we were thrilled. The new experiment will allow shoppers to place their orders online and pick them up, completed, at a store. Customers won’t even have to load their groceries into their vehicles, if they don’t want to.
The project will begin at the Loblaws at 301 High Tech Rd. in Richmond Hill, Ont. While the company provided few other details, we do know its posted several contract positions that include personal shoppers and someone to manage a team of personal shoppers. According to the job description, these people will “fullfill customers’ online grocery orders by shopping in-store with the care and attention as though you were shopping for your own groceries.”
Sounds pretty sweet, right? While there haven’t been any details on whether or not the service will come at a premium, it’s probably fair to assume some additional costs will be involved. So never click off more than you can chew.
Until then, good luck out there!