Checkers and Pick n Pay are being swamped with online delivery orders

backstreetboy

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I've seen a business study thing about fresh direct that claimed this mixed model checkers is trying to do, where they run the delivery model from the physical store is not a good idea.

It would be interesting if we get a pure online, grocery shop.
What's the difference? Instead of a warehouse you have a store?
 

RedViking

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I've seen a business study thing about fresh direct that claimed this mixed model checkers is trying to do, where they run the delivery model from the physical store is not a good idea.

It would be interesting if we get a pure online, grocery shop.
It will just all be in a warehouse.
 

rietrot

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What's the difference? Instead of a warehouse you have a store?
Warehouse can be cheaper and better optimised.

Have things in bulk. Not in open fridges.

One warehouse can cover a larger area.
Less staff
Huge cost savings, higher profit margins.
 

backstreetboy

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If you factor in the cost of driving your car to the shop, is the R35 really worth saving?
Nearest Checkers is 800m away so I just walk there.

Warehouse can be cheaper and better optimised.

Have things in bulk. Not in open fridges.

One warehouse can cover a larger area.
Less staff
Huge cost savings, higher profit margins.
Will also be further away leading to longer delivery etc.
 

Afon Kulikov

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Explains Checkers saying delivery with in 60min and a 120min later still nothing, just thought it was the usual RSA laziness and lack any sort of customer service
 

Scooby_Doo

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Nearest Checkers is 800m away so I just walk there.


Will also be further away leading to longer delivery etc.


Surely your time is worth more than walking there, shopping and walking back. Not to mention the limited amount of shopping you can carry at any one time.
 

airborne

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Yeah, those little scooters are driving like hell up and down every day.
They are becoming a bit of a problem, outside the Checkers and Fastfood chains it's like a mosquito cloud has landed and they are clogging up the roads in the neighbouring areas. When walking if you cross the road you have to be extra careful now because a delivery bike will come zooming out of nowhere.
I've seen a business study thing about fresh direct that claimed this mixed model checkers is trying to do, where they run the delivery model from the physical store is not a good idea.

It would be interesting if we get a pure online, grocery shop.
My local checkers is getting swamped by the delivery teams running around the store and a part of the floor near the entrance has been roped off for order fulfillments. Store fulfillment can't sustain much more growth and it doesn't make sense to use a store for fulfillments because the layout isn't optimised, the guys have to run from one end of the store to the other just to get one small item.

It's going to be interesting how this industry develops because its only going to get bigger, I see specialist fulfillment centers and more orders sent on bigger vehicles to reduce the clog.
 
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