Shopping at Tweed City yesterday, John and Bev Gair say online grocery shopping can be a good thing.
Shopping at Tweed City yesterday, John and Bev Gair say online grocery shopping can be a good thing. Crystal Spencer

Tweed residents can shop from home

TWEED residents can now shop from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the new delivery services of Woolworths and Coles.

Coles online general manager Keith Louie said all Tweed residents needed was an internet connection to use the service.

“It is very easy to use. You just choose the items you want and you can shop off previous lists,” Mr Louie said.

“You can now shop at home in your pyjamas in front of the pantry, many people find this easy to use because if they are shopping from home they know exactly what they need.”

Mr Louie said online shopping could also be helpful to budget-conscious shoppers.

“You have a running total on the screen while you are shopping, so you can stick to a budget,” Mr Louie said.

Tweed City Coles shopper Bev Gair said there were some benefits to grocery shopping online.

“For people who cannot get out of the house it’s a good idea.

“It will make shopping easier for elderly people or for people who have young children,” Mrs Gair said.

“You do have to pay extra for online shopping though.”

Mr Louie said deliveries could be made to Tweed Heads every day except Sunday, while Murwillumbah deliveries could be made on Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning.

“The delivery times for Murwillumbah are just our beginning times; once the service has been operating for a while we will look at expanding them,” Mr Louie said.

“Online shopping is becoming more popular, but there will always be people who want to go to the shops.”

Details of online grocery shopping and delivery can be found at the Coles and Woolworths websites.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Ninety-four percent of consumers depend on their computer in their personal lives

Online shoppers who have a good experience will return to that website 60 percent of the time to make another purchase

62 percent of people shop online in their home



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