Carrefour launches Paris one hour delivery service

French supermarket chain Carrefour has announced that it has launched an ultra-fast delivery service in and around Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine. The new service has been piloted over the last few months in and around ten districts of Paris.

Under the new scheme, customers are able to order from a selection of 2000 daily use products that will be delivered to them within the hour. The customers can select from a 30 minute delivery slot and they will be charged €4.90. There is no minimum purchase amount for the orders made, and unlike many of the supermarket’s competitors, customers won’t need to subscribe in order to use the service.

The new delivery service can be accessed from the website livrasonexpress.carrefour.fr. In the near future the company says that an ‘Express Delivery’ app will soon be available for those using mobile devices. Using the desktop or mobile app, customers will be able to track their deliveries in real time.

The deliveries are made between 9 am and 10pm Monday to Saturday by “Stuart” – the start-up company in which GeoPost has made an investment.

In a statement issued last week, Carrefour said that the new ultra-fast service “sits alongside a wide range of other multi-channel delivery services”. Carrefour has been offering home deliveries since 1994.

This service goes head to head with Amazon Prime Now in the Paris area, and should enable one of the country’s biggest grocers to go head to head with the online giant.  
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