Aussies to use credit cards to buy drive-through groceries?

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Article by Mozo

People looking for more convenient ways of doing their shopping could find using their credit card to pay for their goods online and picking them up at a drive through may save them time and effort.

Coles to trial new drive-through option for shoppers

News.com.au reports that Coles has begun trialling a system to use its petrol stations as a pickup point for customers who have bought their goods over the internet and paid with a debit card.

Customers using the Click and Collect scheme would be able to visit the forecourt of one of 620 stores nationwide that are participating to collect their groceries between 15:00 local time and midnight.

Trails have already begun and the company will make a decision whether to expand the service in the next six months.

General manger for online at Coles Keith Louie told the Australian Financial Review that it could potentially "change the way people shop".

Those who use credit cards for the service may also be looking to reduce the amount of debt they carry on their plastic, as according to the Australian Debt Study, 60 per cent of people will look to pay off some of their outstanding charges in the next six months.

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