Get a braai from Checkers Hyper delivered in an hour

  • Deliveries of larger items through Checkers Sixty60 from Checkers Hyper is now being tested in certain Cape Town suburbs.
  • Users can now choose from over 10 000 larger products to have delivered to their door in under an hour.
  • During testing, delivery of larger items from Checkers Hyper will be free.

We’re big fans of Checkers Sixty60 and have highlighted how the retailer gets ecommerce right on multiple occasions. As more retailers enter the space, Checkers needs to get creative and it’s doing just that.

The retailer has announced that it will deliver larger items from Checkers Hyper. For now, this is limited to the Cape Town suburbs of Kuils River, Brackenfell, Durbanville, Bellville, Goodwood, Edgemead, Milnerton, Century City, Table View, Blouberg, Parklands, Rondebosch, Observatory, Gardens, Sea Point, and Camps Bay.

Customers can choose from over 10 000 larger products to shop from and have them delivered within the 60-minute time allocation Sixty60 allows. The products range from camping and outdoor gear to small appliances, baby products, toys, kitchen and home electronics, gardening and pool equipment.

Essentially then, you could purchase everything you’d need for a braai, including the braai itself, from one app. The future truly is now.

“We’re confident that the next iteration of Sixty60 will again disrupt online retail in South Africa. Our precision delivery promise means no more waiting at home all day for your general merchandise order to arrive. Customers can now choose the 60-minute time slot in which they’d like their Hyper delivery to arrive, with the same to-the-minute driver tracking they’ve become accustomed to on their grocery orders,” explains chief of strategy and innovation for the Shoprite Group, Neil Schreuder.

During the test, deliveries of items from Checkers Hyper will be free and once launched, Xtra Savings Plus subscribers will continue to enjoy free delivery with their R99 per month subscription.

Once beta testing of this offer is complete, Shoprite Group says it will emulate the phased rollout it used in 2019 when launching Checkers Sixty60.

This seems to be because delivery of larger items requires larger vehicles which would need to be available in regions before launching the offer. What isn’t clear is what limit will be placed on customers as to the number of large items they can order. We suspect it won’t be 35 as it is for groceries.

We’re also curious whether a new fleet of delivery vehicles would allow grocery shoppers to shop for more than 35 items. While 35 items is a lot, the ability to do a monthly shop from the comfort of your couch sounds great to us.

We’re getting ahead of ourselves though. Let’s see how things pan out with this beta test and whether Shoprite rolls it out to more areas.


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