Delivery services are booming in Corona times. The well-known food delivery service Pinic will soon also deliver to customers in Oberhausen.
The online supermarket Picnic opens a new location in Oberhausen. From the end of January, Oberhausen customers should be able to use the food delivery service.
A 1,200 square meter warehouse on Duisburger Strasse serves as the new distribution center for the company. Picnic is not the only delivery service that delivers its goods from there: it has been there since December Message in a bottle competitor Durstexpress active on the former Babcock site on Duisburger Strasse and supplies its customers with drinks and snacks.
With 15 electric vans and 25 delivery drivers, the company wants to supply households in Oberhausen with food and other supermarket products. Customers can order the goods on the Internet or via a smartphone app The delivery driver then brings the purchases to the front door.
The company has been up for some time Expansion course. The corona pandemic in particular has increased demand. More and more customers want food and drugstore items to be delivered contactless instead of going to the supermarket themselves.
The company announced in a press release that 5500 households in Oberhausen are already on the waiting list. According to Picnic data, one million households in the entire Ruhr area are already being supplied. There are distribution centers in Moers, Duisburg, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Herne, Bochum and Kamen, among others.
Minimum order value at Picnic: 35 euros
“Due to the great demand from our customers, we will continue to expand our delivery area in 2021 in order to be able to supply even more households,” said Frederic Knaudt from the Picnic Germany founding team in the message.
The so-called runners, as the Picnic drivers are called, deliver the goods daily from Monday to Saturday in 20-minute time slots. The picnic concept is based “on the modern milkman principle”, it continues. Food should be delivered directly to your home without unnecessary intermediaries. The minimum order value is 35 euros.
Picnic: 160,000 customers in 40 cities
Picnic started in Germany in spring 2018 and, according to its own information, now supplies over 160,000 customers in more than 40 cities. The company employs around 1,800 people in North Rhine-Westphalia.
In addition to the Oberhausen location, Picnic opens another distribution center in Dinslaken. Customers in Duisburg, Mülheim and Voerde are also to be reached from both locations.
Picnic was founded in the Netherlands in 2015, Picnic started in Germany in 2018. First location: Neuss.