There have been so many times when I ran out of milk or bread or even chocolate and I had three kids at home and just couldn’t make in to the shops. Now, Coles has come to the rescue in these last minute shopping situations with their newly launched feature Click & Collect Rapid.

The new last minute shopping service gives shoppers the option of ordering groceries online and then having their items loaded directly into their car only 90 minutes after they ordered.

Usually when you’re ordering groceries online, delivery and click-and-collect slots are generally only available the following day, which can be really inconvenient if you need something more urgently.

Groceries In Less Than 90 Minutes

But over 400 Coles stores nationwide have launched Click & Collect Rapid, which provides a mere hour and a half wait between ordering and collecting your groceries.

What’s The Catch?

However, there are a few ‘gotcha’s’. This new service costs a flat fee of $5, has a minimum spend of $30 and a shopping cart of 40 items or less. So this isn’t the appropriate option if you want to do a massive family shop. It’s more for those times when you’re craving chocolate cake and you’ve run out of flour or butter.

last minute shopping coles

Delivery Times

In addition, it looks like Rapid collection slots are only available on Coles Online from 1pm, packed and ready for collection between 2.30pm and 5pm. Coles points out that this is usually at a time when people are on their way home from work or school pick-up.

No Wine On The List But Hot Chook Is

Also, you can’t use to service if you need a sushi roll or a bottle of vino. Click & Collect Rapid excludes all liquor, Grab & Go sushi, wraps, sandwiches and deli platters. But you can order from the hot food counter – in case you’re craving a freshly roasted chicken for dinner.

“We’re excited to launch this offer for customers who are looking for a convenient and affordable shopping experience,” Coles spokesperson James Geddes said.

“The feedback from customers who used Click&Collect Rapid during our trial last year was overwhelmingly positive and it has proven particularly popular with customers who tend to have smaller baskets and shop more frequently as they can place their order during the day and collect it on the way home,” he continued.

The supermarket is hoping that the new last minute shopping service will remove the stress out of running to the shops for forgotten items.

Would the new Coles Rapid service help you? Would you use it? Tell us in the comments below.

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