Giant Food offers a break on home delivery costs
Giant Food makes online grocery delivery and pickup orders more affordable by reducing fees and minimum ordering requirements.
Giant, based in Landover, Md., Said on Wednesday it had waived fees for mid-week orders from Giant Delivers (Tuesday to Thursday) for customers in its Mid-Atlantic market area. Plus, for orders placed during the Friday-Monday period, the grocer has halved the shipping cost to $ 3.95. The minimum order amounts for delivery have also been reduced from $ 60 to $ 30.
Meanwhile, Giant has completely eliminated the minimum order requirement for curbside service from Giant Pickup. Click-and-collect incurs a daily fee of $ 2.95.
“Convenience and value are cornerstones of our mission at Giant, and this extends to our e-commerce offerings, especially as consumer demand for delivery and pickup options increases,” said Gregg Dorazio, director of e-commerce at Giant Food, in a statement. . “We are at the forefront of this growing space and believe that lower delivery costs and lower minimum orders will make these convenient services even more accessible to consumers. “
Giant Delivery is available at 164 Giant supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, while Giant Pickup is available in 155 stores. For both departments, Giant’s dedicated associates handle all orders, from pickup and packaging to fulfillment and curbside delivery.
With minimal changes to fees and orders, Giant has launched a promotion for new and existing online grocery customers. Those who place a Giant Delivers or Giant Pickup order of $ 30 or more can now get a free roast chicken until December 31st. The offer can be used twice a month, and customers preferring a meatless option can swap it out with a range of ready-to-reheat products. pizzas. Customers select roast chicken or a pizza when they add groceries to their virtual shopping cart.
Giant launched Giant Delivers in October 2019 as a re-branding of its former online grocery delivery brand, Peapod by Giant. This followed July 2019 introduction of giant pickup, which grew to 100 stores by the end of this year.
Giant’s parent company Ahold Delhaize USA continued to drive e-commerce expansion to drive market share growth. The retailer – whose grocery chains also include Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Hannaford and Giant / Martin’s, as well as online grocer FreshDirect – announced last month that it was on track for growth of more than 70% of online sales in fiscal year 2021. second quarter, Ahold Delhaize USA has launched 86 new pickup locations and is on track to end 2021 with approximately 1,400 click-and-collect locations, up from 1,100 at the start of this year and 1,225 at the end of the quarter.