Customers filled the aisles at Checkers in Sea Point from 6am on November's Black Friday. Checkers LiquorShop has partnered with Mr D Food to have alcohol delivered to the doors of customers. Picture: Jason Boud/ANA

DURBAN - Checkers LiquorShop has partnered with Mr D Food to have alcohol delivered to the doors of customers. 

According to the CheckersLiquor store, by the end of the 2018 customers will be able to purchase ice cold drinks at in-store prices. 

The alcohol can be ordered from 60 Checkers LiquorShops across the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal via the Mr D Food app with more stores being activated in 2019. 

Available on the app is a selection of top liquor brands including beer, wine and spirits and non-alcoholic beverages like soft drinks, juice and water. The service operates within the working hours of the CheckersLiquorShop. 

Neil Schreuder, Head of Strategy and Innovation for the Shoprite Group said, "Innovation which provides unrivalled convenience for consumers in our time-pressed society is what we are focussing on". 

According to Schreuder, they trialled a number of on-demand platforms before entering into this partnership. He added that Mr D Food offers a truly seamless customer experience as the market leaders in last mile delivery.

Checkers LiquorShop has partnered with Mr D Food to have alcohol delivered to the doors of customers. Photo: File

Over 1 million South Africans have already downloaded the Mr D Food app and the delivery service is offering free delivery on the first alcohol order on the app. 

Devin Sinclair the Head of Mr D Food said, "Adding a national liquor store partner to the more than 2 600 restaurants already on the Mr D Food platform will allow us to offer our customers even further choice and convenience". 

He added that they are delighted to be working Checkers. 

Here is how you can order liquor through MrD Food:

1. Download the Mr D Food app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select your delivery location
3. Go to the Checkers LiquorShop option and place your order
4. Pay with cash on delivery or securely by card or EFT in app

Alcohol delivery apps

The partnership betwen Mr D Food and Checkers is not the only alcohol delivery service in South Africa. Some of the alcohol delivery apps that are avaiable in South Africa include NetLiquor, Stock up and Boozy. 

Here is a look at two alcohol delivery apps in comparison to Mr D Food:

Mr D Food Quench Bottles
Delivery cost R15 flat fee R25 R39 - R49
Payment method Cash, credit/debit card Credit/debit card Credit/debit card
Minimum order value R65 R50
Areas covered The Western Cape Johannesburg, Cape Town,
Durban and Pretoria.
Joburg, Pretoria, Cape Town
and Durban
Products available Top liquor brands including beer, wine and spirits and non-alcoholic beverages Alcohol, snacks, mixers and ice, subject to availability Beer, wine and spirits, mixers and ice

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