South African government recently relaxed Covid-19 lockdown rules to allow the sale of all items online.
JOHANNESBURG – Retailer Pick n Pay said on Tuesday it was now selling non-food items for delivery after the South African government recently relaxed Covid-19 lockdown rules to allow the sale of all items online.
The company said products such as television sets, gaming equipment, fridges, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, camping material and and patio furniture were now available for purchase on its online platform, with delivery offered in all major cities.
The Covid-19 outbreak and the lockdown have significantly accelerated the demand for online shopping and Pick n Pay said since the end of March its online shop had seen 144,000 new customers register.
Pick n Pay Online head Jessica Knight said the retailer had increased its online capacity and reach to meet rising demand.
“We have increased our delivery slots for our online shop, which has meant customers can now get a slot within a few days of placing their order,” she said.
“Customers can currently get a delivery slot within three to five days, depending on the area.”
Knight said Pick n Pay had also made it very easy to shop online, by giving customers have their own personalised ‘aisles’ featuring their favourite items and enabling them to create a shopping list for regular purchases.
Many of Pick n Pay’s franchise stores are also offering the ‘click direct’ facility which allows customers to email their orders or send them via the WhatsApp messaging app directly to the store, for collection or delivery.