Buymie and Dunnes Stores launch same-day deliveries across Dublin and Cork

Devan Hughes of Buymie, which has partnered with Dunnes Store to launch a same-day delivery service across Dublin and Cork

Online grocery shopping at Dunnes Stores now available to over 680,000 households in both Dublin and Cork

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5 October 2020 | 0

Same day grocery delivery platform Buymie has today commenced a major new partnership with Dunnes Stores, with online deliveries now available to over 680,000 households in both Dublin and Cork.

Operating across 24 Dunnes Stores in Dublin and Cork, the service allows Dunnes Stores customers to book a same day delivery slot.

“I am thrilled to be announcing this partnership with Dunnes Stores, and to be bringing such an iconic Irish brand online in grocery for the first time,” said Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie.

“In fact, back in 1976 at the age of 16, my father James Hughes, got his very first job working for Ben Dunne Snr in North Earl Street. So for me, this is an exciting extension of that family history.

“Dunnes Stores is a tremendous innovator in Irish retail and we are delighted to be working with them to bring same-day delivery to their customers across Dublin and Cork,” Hughes added.

Kantar’s latest grocery market share figures show the popularity of online grocery shopping continues, with online sales growing by 121.7% over the four weeks to 6 September 2020.“This represents another month of record-breaking growth for the online channel and digital sales added €72.9 million to the total market in the latest 12 weeks,” Kantar’s Emer Healy said. “New shoppers accounted for almost a quarter of the €133.6 million spent on online groceries during that time.”

Earlier this year, Buymie announced the creation of 200 additional personal shopping roles for Ireland in response to demand for same-day grocery delivery.

The partnership brings immediate scale to the Dunnes Stores online offering with the service now available, from today, to over 592,000 households in Dublin and large commuter towns such as Maynooth and Howth. The service is also available to over 88,000 households in Cork city.

On the Buymie app, customer delivery slots are available on the same day, and often in as little as one hour. Customers can also choose their preferred delivery slot up to seven days in advance.

The partnership gives Dunnes Stores customers access to their own personal shopper. Buymie shoppers will by default call the customer from the store and let them know if items are out of stock, and offer alternatives. Even if a customer can’t find something they’re looking for on the app, they can add a special request at checkout for their shopper, who will look for and add the items where possible.

To access the service, users can download the Buymie app from the Apple iOS app store, or from the Google Play store onto a mobile device.

Earlier this year, Dunnes Stores had begun a delivery service from its Cornelscourt store in south Dublin and The Irish Times reported, had been considering expanding this with a full delivery service from a “dark store” – a dedicated fulfilment depot with easy access to the M50, using its own delivery trucks.

The Buymie service is now available from the following stores:

Dublin:

Dunnes Stores, Ashleaf SC

Dunnes Stores, Leopardstown

Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt

Dunnes Stores, Beacon Court

Dunnes Stores, Blackrock

Dunnes Stores, Clondalkin – The Mill

Dunnes Stores, Kilnamanagh

Dunnes Stores, Citywest Shopping Center

Dunnes Stores, The Square Tallaght

Dunnes Stores, Maynooth

Dunnes Stores, Northside

Dunnes Stores, Donaghmede

Dunnes Stores, Portmarnock

Dunnes Stores, Ongar Village

Dunnes Stores, Finglas – Charlestown

Dunnes Stores, Blacnhardstown

Dunnes Stores, Finglas – Cardiffsbridge SC

Dunnes Stores, Swords Pavillion

Cork:

Dunnes Stores, Blackpool

Dunnes Stores, Ballyvolane

Dunnes Stores, Douglas Court

Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown SC

Dunnes Stores, Bandon Road

Dunnes Stores, Ballincollig

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