Tesco is coming up with its drive-thru store, which would be the first in UK. As an effort by the supermarket chain, the first drive-thru store will be launched tomorrow on the pilot basis in Baldock, Hertfordshire.
"This will be especially popular with busy mums who have the school-related and children's activities to manage”, said Laura Wade-Gery, Chief Executive of Tesco dotcom and Tesco Direct. He further added that the one of its own kind store would solve the problem of many parents, who don’t want to shop in busy stores with their children.
The Company is targeting those people who don’t have spare time to wait for their products shopped on internet and also who don’t want to do their weekly shopping on their own.
Talking about how the drive-thru store will work, Laura said customers would have to select their products online and pick the same from the store without parking their vehicles. The staff at the store would hand over the already packed order of the customers to them.
Those who want to avail of the services of drive-thru store will have to pay an amount of £2, which is less than the charges paid for the internet delivery starting at £3. The payment for the groceries shopped will be made on the internet only.
The services of the said store will be available for the whole week and the customers can pick up their shopping till 9pm.
If the drive-thru store in Baldock gets a success, the supermarket chain will also commence similar services in some more stores in other areas.