Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has announced that its online shopping service Collect&Go has opened a new walk-in, city pick-up point in Saint-Gilles.
This is the second pick-up point that allows customers to collect their shopping on foot or by bicycle.
Collect&Go walk-in shares a building with OKay Compact and makes approximately 15,000 products accessible for the neighbourhood.
Designed For City Dwellers
At the end of March 2022, Collect&Go opened its very first pick-up point specially designed for city dwellers in Ixelles.
Collect&Go claims the first year’s results and findings confirm the strengths of the walk-in concept in urban areas.
According to a customer survey, the main reasons for choosing the walk-in, aside from accessibility and time saving, were the wide range of goods and the lowest prices offered by the retailer.
The second Collect&Go walk-in will be a place for customers to collect the shopping ordered on the Collect&Go website, or in the app.
Saint-Gilles is the online shopping service’s smallest pick-up point with a surface area of 25 square-metres.
A Recycling Point
The retailer has also set up a recycling point at the pick-up point so that customers can leave plastic and cardboard packaging behind.
Shoppers can also buy cotton carry bags, bicycle bags and cooler bags at the pick-up point, or even borrow a shopping cart to transport their purchases.
Collect&Go says it aims to make it easier for local residents to leave the car behind more often.
“By opening in Saint-Gilles, following our first walk-in in Ixelles, we can reach even more Brussels people who want to do their shopping on foot or by bicycle or scooter," said Tom De Prater, head of Collect&Go.
"In this way, we encourage sustainable travel and do our bit to promote soft mobility in the capital.”
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