ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Fred Meyer on Abbott Rd. in Anchorage and in Wasilla now offer online grocery shopping for customers who don't want to come into the store.
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It's called ClickList. You place your order on the company's website and then pick up your groceries in the parking lot of the store. It's a little less than $5 to use the service, although the first three times you shop online there is no fee. The store also needs a minimum of four hours between your order and the pickup.
"It's for convenience," Niya Timmons with Fred Meyer said, "Fred Meyer has come into the new age for convenience for our customer."
The program started this month with more stores expected to follow.
Tuesday morning, a handful of Fred Meyer employees were busy filling online orders to be picked up in the afternoon.
If a customer can't find a product they want on the company's website, there's a section on the order list to add a description of what they want.
"You know you have parents, you have elderly people, and it's just they don't want to come in here, you have parents who have little kids and they don't want to keep dragging them in the stores," Timmons said, "so why not go online, shop, and you have someone to pick it up for you?"
Timmons said everything except alcohol can be purchased online.