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York Asda unveils new online shopping plan
A NEW drive-through supermarket service will be launched in York next month.
The Asda drive-through click and collect service is set to open at Monks Cross in April, with online shoppers encouraged to pick up their shopping at the kiosk by scanning their delivery information from their mobile phone or delivery note.
A store employee will then bring the delivery to the car, and an Asda spokesman said the transaction would take about five minutes.
Saeed Anslow, home shopping development director at Asda, said: “Customers are on the move more than ever before and they’ve told us they want help so they can be more flexible with their time.
“The drive through click and collect helps make life easier for our shoppers, giving them a seamless way to order online and pick up in store at a convenient time for them.”
Currently, online customers have purchases delivered to their homes, or can collect under the existing canopy. According to the planning application, the new scheme will “offer a better flow through the car park with a revised drive through scheme”.
Access to the site will be through the existing ASDA car park with the existing access to the store from the public highway off Jockey Lane, amd will be open between the hours of 8am and 8pm, with customers receiving a pre-determined time for their collection.
Nicola Moorcroft, clerk of Huntington Parish Council, said: “When this application came in, it appeared to be better thought through for access and egress from the car park than the previous application.
“There is a system for getting in and out, which there wasn’t before, and it seems to have been more thoroughly thought through.
It’s a better planned system and well signed, and the parish council approved it without objections.”
The click and collect points have been trialled at six stores ahead of the opening of the York point in April.