Same-day Makro delivery launched

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Just downloaded it. Why did I not know this was a thing???
Cos it sucks.

They don't have live stock levels in the shops, spent 45min in a WhatsApp chat with the driver asking "is this OK instead?".

It's basically having someone physically going to the closest shops instead of you. Far less painful and cheaper to go myself.

And this is coming from someone who buys nothing except clothes and groceries retail.
 

hj2k_x

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Cos it sucks.

They don't have live stock levels in the shops, spent 45min in a WhatsApp chat with the driver asking "is this OK instead?".

It's basically having someone physically going to the closest shops instead of you. Far less painful and cheaper to go myself.

And this is coming from someone who buys nothing except clothes and groceries retail.
Oh. That does suck. A lot. Sigh. I was quite excited for a while.
 

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If I understand this correctly, Makro isn't doing the delivery, it's a third party called OneCart that goes to Makro and gets the ordered items and then delivers them.
 

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Makro couldn't pull off next day in store collection so I hope that this somehow goes better.
 

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Same-day Makro delivery launched

OneCart and Makro have partnered to launch a same-day delivery service from selected Makro stores across the country.
Mybb should use OneCart to buy things from the different stores and then do an article about how it went, particularly the Makro one (I'm also interested to hear more about Woolies). Keen to do as little in-store shopping as possible at the best of times, but even more so now, at the worst of times.
 

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Mybb should use OneCart to buy things from the different stores and then do an article about how it went, particularly the Makro one (I'm also interested to hear more about Woolies). Keen to do as little in-store shopping as possible at the best of times, but even more so now, at the worst of times.
@rpm @Bradley Prior has MyBB trialled OneCart yet? Perhaps a trial run with items from Makro, Woolworths and others.
 

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I've just ordered from Woolies so I'll post my experiences soonest.
First impressions: 10/10

Order placed at 10am. 31 items from Woolies Food. Selected desired delivery slot between 2 and 3pm. The shopper contacted me via WhatsApp to confirm some substitutions where things were out of stock. Delivery arrived on time. App kept me updated app the way.

Some items (not many) seemed more expensive on the app than in-store. But most were exactly the same price.

I'm never going to the mall again.

Will place another order tomorrow for the balance of our weekly grocery shop.

Can't believe I didn't know this existed!
 

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First impressions: 10/10

Order placed at 10am. 31 items from Woolies Food. Selected desired delivery slot between 2 and 3pm. The shopper contacted me via WhatsApp to confirm some substitutions where things were out of stock. Delivery arrived on time. App kept me updated app the way.

Some items (not many) seemed more expensive on the app than in-store. But most were exactly the same price.

I'm never going to the mall again.

Will place another order tomorrow for the balance of our weekly grocery shop.

Can't believe I didn't know this existed!
If you goal is Woolies, why not just use there online delivery service? Or is it not available in your area?

I've actually found Woolies Click and Collect to be very efficient and awesome.
 

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If you goal is Woolies, why not just use there online delivery service? Or is it not available in your area?

I've actually found Woolies Click and Collect to be very efficient and awesome.
Their online offering is really not great. The site is hard to navigate and does not remember your previous orders.

The delivery lead time during lockdown was two to three WEEKS.

And I don't want to have to go and collect the stuff. I want someone to bring it to me. Click click boom! :)
 

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Their online offering is really not great. The site is hard to navigate and does not remember your previous orders.

The delivery lead time during lockdown was two to three WEEKS.

And I don't want to have to go and collect the stuff. I want someone to bring it to me. Click click boom! :)
Their delivery lead time is down to a day or two....

But each to their own I suppose... I like the Click and Collect option, its a bit of an excuse to get out of the house but not have to go shopping.
 

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Their delivery lead time is down to a day or two....

But each to their own I suppose... I like the Click and Collect option, its a bit of an excuse to get out of the house but not have to go shopping.
Fair enough. This is perfect for me.

Together with Takealot, there's now not much I need to leave the house to get. So when I do leave the house, it's because I want to, rather than because I need to...
 

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First impressions: 10/10

Order placed at 10am. 31 items from Woolies Food. Selected desired delivery slot between 2 and 3pm. The shopper contacted me via WhatsApp to confirm some substitutions where things were out of stock. Delivery arrived on time. App kept me updated app the way.

Some items (not many) seemed more expensive on the app than in-store. But most were exactly the same price.

I'm never going to the mall again.

Will place another order tomorrow for the balance of our weekly grocery shop.

Can't believe I didn't know this existed!
This is also worth bearing in mind... It's on top of the delivery fee...
 

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This is also worth bearing in mind... It's on top of the delivery fee...
And also this...

So you're looking at about a 10% service charge all-told, plus delivery fee.

Which may still be worth it for some, for the convenience of a personal shopper.

So far, none of the discounts that apply in-store have pulled through to the prices on the app. Example: two bottles of 1.5l juice are meant to be R75 in-store. Still ringing up at R101 on the app.
 

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@hj2k_x, thanks for being the guinea pig with OneCart :thumbsup:

Their delivery lead time is down to a day or two....

But each to their own I suppose... I like the Click and Collect option, its a bit of an excuse to get out of the house but not have to go shopping.
Woolworths Click and Collect still is not available in my area, if it was available I would definitely prefer to collect which I am used to with Takealot.
 

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@hj2k_x, thanks for being the guinea pig with OneCart


Woolworths Click and Collect still is not available in my area, if it was available I would definitely prefer to collect which I am used to with Takealot.
I still like it. Second order arrived today on time. Working very well for us right now.
 

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I still like it. Second order arrived today on time. Working very well for us right now.
Third order today. Delivered on time. Still a great service if you ask me.

I should have mentioned that you can order from multiple shops in the same order. We ordered fro the Woollies, Pick N Pay and Clicks and it all arrived in the same delivery.
 
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