Save A Lot, an Earth City, Missouri-based discount grocery store, is rolling out new services that will enable shoppers to pay for and pick up Amazon.com packages in stores. Through Amazon PayCode, shoppers who prefer to pay in cash for their Amazon purchases can now do so at a number of St. Louis Save A Lot locations. Save A Lot will also offer Amazon Hub Locker, a secure and convenient delivery option to pick up or return Amazon packages at no additional cost. Both Amazon PayCode and Amazon Hub Locker are available now in St. Louis and will quickly expand to more than 400 stores by the end of 2020.
The rollout of Amazon services is part of Save A Lot’s ongoing work to modernize the shopping experience in the store. Since 2016, the company has been taking significant efforts to transform its business model, including the modernization of its entire fleet in St. Louis, as well as looking at new options for customer-facing digital technologies.
“We are focused on improving our customers’ lives through innovation,” said Ian Bone, senior director of corporate development at Save A Lot. “Our work with Amazon is only the first example of how Save A Lot is delivering unmatched value to our local communities with leading-edge technologies and strategic partnerships.”
Amazon PayCode, currently available at 15,000 Western Union agent locations in the U.S., enables customers to shop millions of products on Amazon and pay for their orders in person, in cash, with no additional fees. At checkout, customers select the “Amazon PayCode” payment option to receive an Amazon PayCode (QR code and a number) which is referenced when paying in cash.
Shipping to an Amazon Hub Locker at Save A Lot is secure and available at no additional cost. After shopping on Amazon.com, customers proceed to checkout and select a locker at the nearest Save A Lot as their shipping address. Once their package is ready for pickup, customers will receive an e-mail along with a barcode that they’ll use to pick up their package during store hours.
“This rollout demonstrates our intent to be the most convenient neighborhood grocery option for our customers,” said Reid Tuenge, SVP of retail operations at Save A Lot. “By offering services like Amazon PayCode, we’re helping to expand our customers’ digital access—all in one convenient location. Not only can they pay for Amazon purchases either as a standalone transaction or as part of their regular grocery shop, but they can also pick up their packages securely in store.”