Merging online and in-store shopping, Meijer is introducing a program that allows shoppers to place an order at Meijer.com and have the merchandise shipped – at no cost – directly to their local Meijer store for pickup.
The online program, called “Order-to-Store,” will include thousands of items found on http://ordertostore.meijer.com, including furniture and home products, sporting goods, kitchen appliances, garden and outdoor items, toys, and health and beauty items.
The online program allows shoppers to designate which Meijer store they would like to use as their pickup location. Once the order is received by the store, the customer will receive e-mail notification when the items are ready for pickup. Items also can be returned to that local store. All orders include free shipping.
“This is another example of how Meijer is making the online shopping experience as convenient and affordable as possible for our customers,” said Rick Keyes, Meijer executive VP of supply chain operations and e-commerce. “Not only are we eliminating shipping costs, we’re also enabling shoppers to return the items to their local stores. This is a money- and time-saving program that allows even more customers to take advantage of the great offerings we have at Meijer.com.”
The program accepts online coupons and guarantees delivery within five to seven days of the order, though most orders are received within three days. Customers pay for their orders online before pickup.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 195 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.