7-Eleven launch delivery service

In great news for Melbournians, 7-Eleven has just made it even easier to order groceries to your door.

The convenience chain have just launched a contactless home delivery service.

The service will operate on a next-day delivery basis for most of the included suburbs, however a select few will offer delivery within the hour, perfect for those in need of snacks or a quick treat.

Customers can order essentials including grocery staples such as milk, bread, cereal and eggs, as well as personal care items, bakery treats, snacks and beverages.

The service is being facilitated through the network of drivers for Australia’s largest on-demand ‘last mile’ alcohol delivery start-up, Tipple, which 7-Eleven acquired a majority stake of in 2018.

While the service is only currently available in Melbourne, 7-Eleven has said they will consider other states in the next few months.

7-Eleven CEO Angus McKay said the service had been developed and rolled out in just two weeks and while ideal for those self-isolating, he said their network of 700 stores remained open for business.

“Our stores are open around the clock and part of the suburbs in which we live. Customers can buy fuel, food, and a range of other essentials, and our store teams are working incredibly hard on increased cleaning routines and helping customers with the new social distancing requirements in-stores,” he said. 

They’re not the only company looking to offer contactless solutions to consumers, with McDonald’s this week expanding their drive-through and delivery staples range to include eggs, alongside milk, bread rolls and English muffins.

And Brownes Dairy’s ‘Milko’ home delivery service has been very welcomed by consumers in Western Australia. The company are delivering milk, Chill, yoghurt and juice direct to customers, leaving the goods in laundry baskets left outside their doors.

Brownes has received an overwhelming response from the first week, with many people hand-writing thank you notes, taking to social media to praise the company and gifting hand sanitiser to delivery drivers.

Including this drawing from a very happy little person.

Another customer thanked the dairy for helping those with compromised immunity to stay at home.

“As somebody quarantined for self-protection due to a compromised immune system and life threatening lung and heart conditions this has made my day, my week, my next three plus months,” they wrote on their Facebook page.

“I literally have tears of joy welling in my eyes and a huge sense of relief to know I have another option for necessities and some much needed treat items too.”

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