'Click and Collect' Shopping On The Tube
We will soon be able to pick up our Tesco and Waitrose shopping from London Underground stations.
It follows an Asda trial of click and collect services at some tube station car parks.
TfL says that trial was successful and is in talks with Asda about expanding the service.
As well as Tesco and Waitrose, parcel delivery company InPost are also going to start 'click and collect' services at stations.
Click and collect enables customers to place orders online, which they then pick up from stations or station car parks on their way home.
TfL says it's also working with small businesses and start up companies, such as LOLA’s Cupcakes, which has already launched its first cart at King’s Cross St. Pancras, and will be trading at a further five London Underground stations later this year.
Last week, Rockflower florists opened at Blackfriars station.
Graeme Craig, Director of Commercial Development at TfL, said: “We are delighted to be working with so many retailers to bring the services they provide to our customers as they travel around London. The trial with Asda has proven very successful and we look forward to establishing new partnerships and developing new concepts with other retailers.”
The agreements with the major supermarkets are expected to bring in £3.5bn over the coming years.
Andrew Yaxley, Tesco Managing Director for London, said: “Our customers really enjoy the convenience of Click & Collect because it makes shopping so much easier. The additional TfL pick-up locations will give even greater flexibility to our customers because they will have more options to collect their shopping at a time and location that’s most convenient to them.”