You can now get a mascara delivered to your front door via Deliveroo, as well your go-to curry.
As of today, Boots has launched a pilot partnership with Deliveroo to make the delivery of health and beauty products faster.
After reporting an increase of online sales by 85% during the height of the pandemic and all lockdowns, Boots are looking to bridge some of the gap that’s been created by the public’s surge in online shopping.
Initially, 14 stores will be included in this offering, with major cities like London, Edinburgh and Nottingham being covered.
From now, more than 400 products will be available for order through Deliveroo, meaning the standard delivery times on selected products will be slashed from days to minutes.
Products featured here will be from a mix of food, drink, beauty and medicinal categories, which is a welcome step in the treatment of minor illnesses – no longer will you need to trek to Boots while feeling rough.
Beauty brands that have made the cut include No7, The Inkey List and CeraVe.
It’s thought that more stores will eventually be added to the service based on the partnership’s success, so more people can access Boots via Deliveroo.
Over in London, it’s the Whitgift Centre in Croydon, Brent Cross, Liverpool Street Station and Piccadilly Circus branches that will be offering speedy delivery.
Paula Bobbett, director of boots.com, says it will ‘help our customers get the things they need, when they need them’.
She continues: ‘It will be super handy for times when you need something urgently but can’t leave the house, like if you’re feeling unwell or are looking after your kids.
‘Our online business continues to grow and this partnership offers our customers a way to access our products quickly and easily.’
The 14 stores currently included are:
- Birmingham (High Street)
- Brighton (North Street)
- Cambridge (Petty Curry)
- Edinburgh (Princes Street)
- Leeds (Trinity)
- Liverpool (Clayton Square)
- London (Brent Cross, Croydon Whitgift Centre, Liverpool Street Station and Piccadilly Circus)
- Milton Keynes (Crown Walk)
- Newcastle (Eldon Square)
- Nottingham (Victoria Centre)
- Southampton (Above Bar Street)
Credit: Original article published here.