German retailer Edeka has launched a pilot pick-up point at Stuttgart railway station, in collaboration with DB (Deutsche Bahn) Regio Baden-Württemberg.
Customers can order their shopping online (from www.bahnhofsbox.de), and select a time window for the delivery of the goods. Once completed, the orders are transferred from a local Edeka supermarket to the railway station, for a set fee.
Customers receive a code, by email, to access their storage box at the station's cool-storage facilities, and collect their shopping.
"With a cool-storage pick-up point at the railway station, we can offer our customers an extra option to save time on their daily errands," explained Rudolf Matkovic, managing director of Edeka Südwest.
He added that the pilot pick-up point would be used to measure customers' interest in the service.
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