Woolworths launches app to deliver groceries in under an HOUR

Woolworths is launching an app across dozens of Sydney suburbs which will see groceries delivered to you door within an hour.

The grocery giant will launch in ten new Sydney stores a week, with plans to come to Melbourne in coming months.

Customers will have a minimum spend of $20. Groceries are then packed by staff and it will be dropped at your door by an Uber delivery driver for and extra fee of $5. 

Woolworths is launching an app across dozens of Sydney suburbs which will see groceries delivered to you door within an hour.

More than 4000 items that are stocked at smaller Metro stores are available,  including fresh sushi, hot chickens, fruit and vegetables as well as pantry staples. 

The app was successfully trailed last month across seven Metro stores in Sydney and is now being rolled out across the city from Vaucluse in the eat to Malabar in the south.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Woolworths Chief Transformation Officer Von Ingram said they are seeing customers repeatedly come back to the app, which gives them confidence they’re onto ‘the right thing’.

He added they want to make sure that we get the economics right and Victoria ‘is absolutely, absolutely next’.

More than 4000 items that are stocked at smaller Metro stores are available, including fresh sushi, hot chickens, fruit and vegetables as well as pantry staples.

The move put Woolworths in direct competition with the likes of Door Dahs and Milk Run – who provide food and grocery delivery services.

Rival Coles offers a 90-minute click-and-collect service from some stores for an $11 fee.

Speaking to 9News retail expert Garry Mortimer said that speed is becoming ‘the new point of competition for online food and grocery competitors’.

‘I think the challenge that they face is range and price, you might be able to get a small selection or a slightly higher price delivered pretty quickly’.

The move put Woolworth’s in direct competition with the likes of Door Dahs and Milk Run – who provide food and grocery delivery services.

It comes as both Coles and Woolworths customers are seeing surging prices in the cost of groceries.

Where is Woolworth’s Metro 60 available?  

Woolworth’s Metro 60 is currently available at the below stores, with it rolling out for a further ten new Sydney stores a week and Melbourne stores soon.

  • Double Bay
  • Surry Hills
  • Roseberry
  • Randwick
  • Rose Bay
  • Bondi Beach
  • Maroubra 

Coles says it has been forced to increase the price of its milk due a rise in the cost of packaging and transportation. 

The price of Coles Brand Fresh White Milk 3L will increase by 60c while 1L bottles will increase by 25c, and 2L bottles will cost an extra 50c. 

Milk is the latest victim of Australia’s cost of living crisis, with households forced to pay exorbitant prices for groceries, petrol and electricity. 

The increase comes after Bunnings announced on Wednesday their iconic sausage sizzle would see a $1 price hike.

A snag and bread will cost punters $3.50 instead of $2.50 after community groups saw a decline in money being raised for charity.

The rising costs of key ingredients such as meat, bread, onions, sauce and oil meant volunteers were struggling to make a profit on the sizzles.

From August 1, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA are due to hike prices on hundreds of goods as suppliers of processed and packaged goods face increased costs.

Inflation surged to 5.1 per cent in March in the previous 12 months, due to higher dwelling construction costs and fuel prices.

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