FT retailer Parkfoot Garage online shopping van on forecourt

Award-winning independent forecourt convenience business Parkfoot Garage has launched a new online shopping service, offering all its customers ‘no contact’ next-day delivery or collection.

Located on the A20 at West Malling, Parkfoot is now offering all its customers a ‘Shop Online’ option. Delivery within a four-mile radius costs £3 and is free for shopping of more than £50. A free click & collect service is also offered.

The new service means customers can easily access online the broad array of items found at the Parkfoot store, which features a butchers, deli, dakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, tobacco, flowers, Cook Food and all the usual essentials, as well as wines, beer, spirits and mixers from the off licence.

Parkfoot Convenience store has been serving the local community since 1949 and during the Covid-19 crisis has put in place an online orders and click & collect service for vulnerable people and their families. The popularity of the service has led to a full online store being created for all customers.

Managing director, David Charman, explained: “ It’s always been a dream of mine to take Parkfoot online and to offer our traditional convenience store with the modern method of online ordering. It’s more important now than ever that we make sure we have the system in place to ensure our customers get all the essential items they need safely and reliably. We’ve invested in a new online ordering system to help our customers during this worrying time and look forward to continuing to grow our ordering service in the future.”

Sara Taylor, who is running the service at Parkfoot, says: “I am so excited to see this new way of shopping at Parkfoot become an all-year service. During the lockdown, all deliveries and collections are contact-free to keep our customers safe. Order any day except Saturday for next-day delivery (we don’t deliver or offer collection on a Sunday). One of the team will head out in our cheerful green van to bring you your shopping, saving you time and effort, fuel money, queues and worry.”