Edgars, recently acquired by Retailability Group, has announced a major new delivery push in South Africa.
The retailer said this will include a partnership with last-mile logistics company Pargo for nationwide click-and-collect services.
Additionally, Edgars said it is adding more than 100 of its own stores to the growing network of over 3,000 Pargo pickup points – making this the largest pickup point network in South Africa.
The expansion will allow customers to pick up their online orders at a nearby pickup point.
“In addition to convenience, Click and Collect also gives customers who live in hard-to-reach areas, rural areas and informal settlements access to the wide range of Edgars brands and products, giving them the ability to shop online without the worry of too much need that they’ will either miss a delivery or not qualify for a delivery at all,” it said.
“Although e-commerce is growing exponentially in South Africa, delivery can still be difficult for many, especially those living in regional or remote areas,” said Richard Mclennan, Head of E-Commerce at Retailability.
“Our goal is to offer the convenience of online shopping by making it easy for everyone to receive their order, no matter where they are in the country. That’s why a partnership with Pargo makes so much sense.”
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