Online grocery supplier Peapod became Deerfield’s newest business Tuesday when it opened a drive-through facility at 677 Lake Cook Road near Deerlake Road enabling shoppers to save the delivery charge.
The Deerfield location is the second one for the company.
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As long as people place an order by 10 a.m. it will be available at the former bank adjacent to the Lake Cook Road Metra train station by 4 p.m. the same day, according to Peapod Public Relations Manager Elana Margolis.
When a customer is online placing an order, all they have to do is select the pick-up option and choose a one hour time slot between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
“You can place the order on your smart phone while you’re on the train (before 10 a.m.) going to work and it will be ready when you get off (after 4 p.m.),” Margolis said.
People who elect to take advantage of this new service will also save money they would otherwise spend when Peapod delivers to their home. “They won’t pay the $6.95 per hundred (dollar) delivery fee,” Margolis said.
For Peapod, the new facility is a natural extension of its online grocery ordering business. It adds convenience as well as potential savings, according to Margolis. A person placing an online order for delivery must wait until the next day. With the new opportunity it can be same day service.
“We are offering our customers an opportunity for pickup,” Margolis said. “It’s a convenience for them if they’re going to be out and don’t want to wait until the next morning.”
In Deerfield, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal is pleased to see a new enterprise operating in the Village. “It’s a very nice that a building that was out of service as a bank is a new business in town,” she said.
The company is happy to be in Deerfield as well. “Deerfield is a good place to be,” Margolis said. “It’s right by the train station for people coming off the train.”