Peapod this week announced the launch of a new customer convenience, Peapod Pick-Up. Shoppers can order their groceries online through Peapod.com for easy pick-up at the Stop & Shop store in Abington, Massachusetts. For a limited time, Peapod Pick-up will be offered free of charge ($2.95 value) and shoppers can choose a convenient one-hour pick-up time between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Sunday through Friday, and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday.
“Peapod is delighted to launch this exciting new initiative,” said Andrew Parkinson, Peapod President. “Customers can shop anywhere, anytime from a computer, tablet or smartphone and Peapod Pick-Up now provides a convenient alternative to our delivery service. We are thrilled to open our first Peapod Pick-Up at the Abington Stop & Shop and look forward to opening additional locations in the future.”
Though our U.S. divisions already offer pick-up points at three store locations, this is the first time customers can place their order for pick up using Peapod.com. Customers within 10 miles of the Abington store can shop on Peapod.com as they would normally shop for a delivery order, pay online, and then have the choice of either delivery or pickup. At the Abington pick-up point, the orders are “picked” in a Peapod wareroom and then delivered to a special storage locker on the side of the store (unlike the other U.S. pick-up points where the orders are shopped in the stores). The customer will have already paid online and is able to drive up to a drive-through and have an attendant place the bags in the car.
Peapod shoppers can create personal lists, read nutrition information online, sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria and take advantage of thousands of weekly specials. Stop & Shop customers can even shop from a list of items they have bought at their local store simply by entering their Stop & Shop card number online. They can also earn Stop & Shop Gas Rewards and A+ School Rewards points on their pick-up orders.
“Stop & Shop was one of the first supermarket chains in the nation to offer home delivery when it partnered with Peapod in 1996,” said Joe Kelley, president, Stop & Shop New England Division. “Peapod Pick-Up is a terrific addition to Peapod delivery and continues to support our goal of helping customers shop the way they want to shop. From using self scan registers and Scan It! in our stores, to ordering online for home delivery and now pick-up, customers have convenient choices in how they shop for groceries.”