Kroger in Portsmouth is offering customers a new way to shop that previously would have only been something dreamed up in a Back to the Future movie.
This new way of the future to grocery shop is called Click List and is a way to shop online and pick up your groceries at a time that is convenient to you at Kroger. Simply go to Kroger.com and pick the category “Click List” in the upper right corner. From there set up an account or enter your email address and password if you already use the Kroger app. Next select the store you would like to shop, such as the local Portsmouth Kroger store, and from there you will receive tips to get started. Then add the items you would like to your cart, proceed to checkout, select a pick up date and time (times are available from 7 a. m. until 8 p. m.), enter your contact information, review your order, and submit you order and you will then receive an order number.
Click List orders accept debit and credit cards only. Government benefits, such as WIC and SNAP, may not be used as payment methods for safety purposes. Cash, checks or gift cards are also not accepted for Click List as payment. The first three orders using Click List are free and after are $4.95 per order. Pick up is located at the back of the Portsmouth Kroger store.
Portsmouth Kroger launched Click List Dec. 8, 2016. The store has been averaging about 60 Click List orders every single day since the inception of the program and does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. This new approach to shopping offers seemingly endless benefits. Click List is a great program for families with young children who may not want to brave the store with kids in tote, people with mobility issues, those who have had recent surgeries, people who are immunocompromised during peak illness seasons, those with busy schedules and need a fast service on their own availability, and even those looking to avoid impulse food decisions in the store because they are trying to eat healthier or stay on budget.
Behind the scenes, those shopping in the store may have noticed order selectors with their blue carts and handheld computers on their wrist that is used to check off items from online orders. These orders are then stored in temperature controlled appropriate environments until one arrives to pick up their groceries at their selected pick up time. The order selectors even load the groceries in your vehicle so there is no need to get out and load groceries.