Relaxing on your couch and opening your Sixty60 app to order groceries has always been a convenient option. However, as South Africans continue to grapple with soaring petrol prices, retail giant Checkers has revealed that getting your goods delivered to your doorstep may be cheaper than hopping in your car for your monthly grocery run.
A marketing ploy or a genius idea?
The revelation was confirmed by the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA), as per IOL. However, the distance from the supermarket to your home should be factored in.
The retailer calculated that the average round trip of 7.5km would cost a consumer around R53, while the delivery fee utilised by the app is currently R35. For those who love grabbing their groceries at Pick n Pay, you’ll be glad to know that it charges a similar fee for its delivery service.
“If a customer made this trip, it would cost them R52.57. Compared to Sixty60’s R35 delivery fee, this realises a saving of R17.57 per trip,” Checkers stated.
As South Africans continue to hide their pennies amid soaring fuel and food prices, Checkers claims that customers can save 33% on fuel and vehicle running costs by simply opening the app and doing their shopping.
“We did a sum with the most popular-selling passenger vehicle last year… the Polo Vivo 1.4 Comfortline… and the AA says that’s going to cost you R7 a kilometre to run for fuel,” indicated Neil Schreuder, Chief of Strategy and Innovation at the Shoprite Group, as per The South African.
With South Africans now having to fork out a whopping R24/litre for petrol, saving an average of R17.57 per trip doesn’t seem so bad.
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