Residents of the Gold Coast will be the first in Queensland to experience Woolworths online supermarket when the service launches this week.
From Thursday 10 September customers will be able to log onto Woolworths.com.au, search the supermarket aisles and place their order, while food deliveries will begin on Tuesday 15 September.
“Woolworths.com.au is a proven service that is a favourite for customers in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, so it’s a pleasure to be able to bring our full-sized supermarket to the desktops of Queenslanders,” said Keith Vickery, Queensland regional manager for Woolworths.com.au.
Vickery said that Woolworths.com.au had on average 3000 specials online each week, that are identical in price to those in store, as well as cheaper delivery charges than any other full sized online supermarket.
“With Woolworths.com.au having more specials than anyone else and cheaper delivery rates, I’m confident customers will see that the savings they can make shopping online at Woolworths will be far from virtual.
“Unlike most other retailers our delivery drivers are happy to try that little be harder and bring your shopping straight to your kitchen bench rather than leaving it out at the door.”
Woolworths.com.au shoppers will be able to use their Woolworths Everyday Rewards cards, including the 4c off a litre fuel offer, and earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points just like they can in stores.
As an introductory offer online customers on the Gold Coast can get free delivery for a six-hour window, a reduced rate of $5 for a four-hour window and $9 for a two-hour window for a limited time – a saving of up to $5.
Vickery said experiences in Sydney and Melbourne showed that online grocery shopping served a useful role for many people.
“For busy families who have trouble fitting in all the kids activities as well as work, and for workers who never have enough time Woolworths.com.au is a great way to let someone else do all the hassle of shopping for you.”
Vickery also said pensioners and people organising one off big events could benefit from the convenience of Woolworths.com.au.
Shoppers in Brisbane are next in line for access to Woolworths online shopping.