By Nawara Fattahova
KUWAIT: As part of the government’s directives to people to stay at home and relieve the pressure on co-ops, the union of cooperatives under the ministry of social affairs announced launching delivery services at most co-ops. As mentioned in Kuwait Times previously, this service is available for both citizens and expats living in the area of each co-operative store. This service is available during the curfew hours.
Different co-ops have different rules in terms of payment methods and so on. Although the head of the cooperative societies’ union announced that the minimum purchase limit for deliveries is KD 10, some co-ops have lower limits. For instance, Khaitan Co-op is delivering for purchases above KD 3.
The customer can send a list of the items they want to buy on the WhatsApp number 67779745, and the co-op will respond with the numbers of deliverymen. The customer can choose any item available at the co-op, even nonfood items. This service is available from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am, and buyers can pay by cash, K-Net or credit card.
At Shamiya and Shuwaikh Co-op, the purchase order has to be for at least KD 10. Shuwaikh Industrial Area is not included. Buyers should order by calling 1877788 or Whatsapp (96699500). A link for online payment will be sent to them, and they will receive their order on their doorsteps. The service is available between 5:00 pm and 12:00 am.
Adailiya Co-op delivers in the same hours. Also, the order has to be not less than KD 10, with payment on delivery. People can order on mobile number 65523400 or through the Milesfood app. Salwa Co-op provides this service from 6:00 pm to midnight. The minimum order should be KD 10, and payment can only be done by K-Net.
The co-op has published mobile numbers for ordering depending on the block, advising consumers to only order important items and in reasonable quantities. The order can either be accepted completely or rejected completely. Certain items cannot be returned. The consumer should send a WhatsApp message including the items, name and address on the following numbers: 50881977/50881990/50881991/50881993.
Al-Rawda and Hawally Co-op have various options for ordering. According to their call center, they are ready even for a total curfew. It is the only co-op that has no minimum limit on orders. Payment is on delivery with either K-Net or credit card. The delivery service is available for Rawda from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and for Hawally from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, as it doesn’t have the permits for delivery in Hawally during the curfew yet.
The co-op also provides the option of ordering on its website, which has almost all items, delivered by a different team. Furthermore, it provides a service for Hawally of ordering online and picking it up from the co-op. For information, customers should call 50881334 or 96622883. Most co-ops have accounts on social media, especially Instagram, with their phone numbers and more information. Kuwait enforced a country-wide curfew from 5:00 pm to 4:00 am until further notice as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).