DUNBAR, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) -- A method that is meant to save time and money has caught on at Kroger in Dunbar.
Kroger shoppers now can place their grocery order online through the ClickList service and pick it up curbside. The order can be placed at Kroger.com/ClickList. The service charge is $4.95 for each order, but the first three orders are free. No minimum purchase is required.
Dunbar is the 56th ClickList location in the Mid-Atlantic Division, which includes West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Kroger in Charleston also has ClickList at the Ashton Place Plaza.
According to a news release from Kroger, 15 new jobs were created in Dunbar for the service, including associates who shop for customers, assemble orders and deliver groceries to the cars.
The same items that are available in the store are available for order through ClickList, the release said, including fresh produce and meat. Excluded in the service are adult beverages, tobacco products, pharmacy prescriptions, hot foods and gift cards.
“We’ve opened more than 50 ClickList locations in the Mid-Atlantic Division and the feedback over the past three years has been terrific, especially among parents of small children, young professionals, seniors and people who are mobility impaired,” Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division, said in the release. “Many tell us they are saving money by using ClickList.”
McGee said many have decreased the amount of time spent shopping for groceries from about 90 minutes to 20 minutes.
Kroger currently requires a minimum of four hours’ notice in advance of when you plan on picking up the order. An associate will shop in the store to fulfill the order. The associate will choose a substitute if an item is not available, or another size if the requested size is not available. Changes will be wrapped separately, the release said, and the customer may decline the changes.
An associate will personally deliver the order to the customer’s car at a designated parking area labeled clearly.