Same-day grocery collection for Carrefour customers

French grocery chain Carrefour shoppers will be able to pick up and drop off parcels and groceries at La Poste subsidiary Pickup’s Pickup Drive centres.

The first Pickup Drive location was opened in Paris’s 19th Arrondissement on 26th of May and the pick-up/drop-off PUDO company has plans to open up new sites at a large number of urban areas in France in the near future.

Carrefour shoppers will be able to collect the shopping they ordered online on the same day they placed the order from the grocery chain as well as collecting or returning parcels from the 8,000 or so e-commerce clients of Pickup. They will also be able to drop off parcels to go through the Shop2Shop network (also owned by La Poste).

Elodie Perthuisot, Carrefour Group’s executive director of e-commerce, data and digital transformation, commented, “Carrefour is delighted to be forging this partnership with Pickup. It will help us speed up rollout of our Pedestrian Drive service across the country, and we’ll be able to draw on Pickup’s expertise in managing e-commerce order pickup services in city centers.”

Paul-Ambroise Archambeaud, CEO of Pickup, added, “At Pickup, we have very much enjoyed working with Carrefour on launching this new innovative drive concept. Our respective experience and our shared aim of enhancing the quality of the customer experience are what drives us. With the Pickup drive, we are making the lives of our customers easier – they can now pick up all of their online food and non-food purchases – right next to where they live.”