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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  • I could see myself using it sometimes.


  • Nope, we live over an hour from the nearest Coles, so this service will not be used by us


  • I don’t like spending any extra, but I could see how this would be super handy for some


  • The fee and the minimum spend are actually pretty reasonable for this sort of thing. I could see myself using it occasionally.


  • I probably wouldn’t use this, I don’t like spending extra when I could just run in & out myself. It all adds up. Might work for some.


  • I find it easier to just duck into the shop quickly, or better yet pick up a bottle from the servo.


  • No use to me. I would rather just go in store and collect the items myself.


  • Wouldn’t be any use to me. I live 3 hours away from the closest Coles store.


  • I prefer Woolworths $19 hour and a half delivery option. It has come in handy for me so many times when I needed things for school lunches the next day and its just too late to go out, and was a life saver the other day when I was just too tired to go myself but had food that HAD to be cooked but I was missing ingredients for.


  • Nah, it’s not something that I would need to use ever. Great to see though that they’re trying to provide options for all households and situations.


  • Hmmm doesn’t really seem that great and I hate click and collect you have to pay for.


  • I was hoping it would be a little section right at the door or next to the express checkout that had bread and milk so you could duck in as the store was closing.
    90 mins is great but not if it’s 20 mins till closing.


  • Doubt I would use this as my Coles store is so close I would just duck down there, but as I always make a list of what I need, I rarely run out.


  • I live about five minutes away from a Coles so I doubt I’d use this service, but it’s good to know it’s there.


  • These are quickly becoming the norm in our society


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