Five more stores are to be added in the short term. If this is successful, the other 400+ Spar stores will also connect. In addition to home delivery, Spar has also started a similar pilot with Deliveroo (in seven cities) and coffee supplier Maas International.
Regular delivery times
The groceries can be ordered via the app and the Thuisbezorgd website. It concerns a selection of about 1000 products, including dairy, toilet paper and bread. Unlike flash delivery drivers, the Spar groceries are not delivered within 10 minutes, but according to ‘regular meal delivery times’, says a spokesperson for Spar. At busy times, it can therefore take longer before you have your groceries at home.
The stores from which deliveries will initially be made are in Amersfoort and Groningen, but also in Hulst and Wijk aan Zee. Spar would like to test in busy and less busy locations, says the spokesperson. “Depending on the success, we initially expect to be able to manage with the staff from the stores and the deliverers of Thuisbezorgd.nl.”
Delivery costs via Thuisbezorgd are between 1.50 and 4.99 euros, depending on the location. Customers can also have their groceries delivered at home via Spar itself, but a delivery slot must be chosen that is always at least one day later than the order day.
Easier to order
Thuisbezorgd already collaborated with Spar Citywinkels for the delivery of lunch products, such as sandwiches and bottles of juice. It also delivers orders for sandwich shop The Tosti Club, which has been in the hands of the supermarket chain since mid-2020.
Competitor Albert Heijn will also use the services of Deliveroo and Thuisbezorgd. That chain will start a trial next week from two stores in Amsterdam. Flash delivery company Gorillas already delivers Jumbo products. The intention of this collaboration is that both parties will work from the same locations in the future.