Checkers launches Sixty60: A new one-hour delivery service

Shoprite Checkers has officially waded into the delivery space with the release of a new on-demand, one-hour grocery delivery service called Sixty60 which affords users the ability to order groceries and drinks through a mobile app.

Named after the notion that customers should be able to order products in 60 seconds, and then have those items delivered within 60 minutes, Sixty60 has undergone internal testing at Checkers stores and is now rolling out to the public. Checkers has clarified that during the service’s launch period, delivery will be free-of-charge.

Speaking on the launch of the service,  Neil Schreuder, Chief of Innovation and Strategy at Shoprite Checkers quipped that “Sixty60 will offer unrivalled convenience because it does all the hard work for you… In our time-pressed society, providing consumers with a swift, on-demand grocery delivery service is like giving them back time: today’s most precious commodity.”

The service launches with access to over 5,000 products including a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits from Checkers LiquorShop. Customers can opt to pay using their debt or credit card, and can track the delivery of their order through real-time GPS.

The Sixty60 service is now accessible to the public in a limited number of regions, including Durbanville, Willowbridge, Okavango Crossing, Rondebosch, Kloof Street, and Sea Point in the Western Cape, and in Melrose and Bryanston in Gauteng. The company has yet to clarify which regions have been identified as potential expansion points in the near future.

Regionally, the service is likely to compete with the likes of Mr D (Mr Delivery), UberEats in the ready-to-eat food space, as well as Bottles for liquor delivery.

Sixty60 is available to download on both iOS and Android.

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