QFB At Home delivers to Brisbane Families
QFB At Home delivers hand sanitiser, mince, toilet paper and rare items,
to front door with no human contact
A new home grocery delivery service has started across the southeast for those who are in isolation or do not want to risk catching COVID-19 by going to the shop.
A NEW home grocery delivery service has started across the southeast for those who are in isolation or do not want to risk catching COVID-19 by going to the shop.
QFB At Home started on Wednesday in the Greater Brisbane region and has already been popular selling 5L bottles of hand sanitisers accompanied with empty bottles, allowing customers to decant the highly sought-after product for their friends and family.
Goods including those hard-to-get items such as toilet paper, mince, pasta or milk are delivered to the front door for $9.99 regardless of where the delivery is to.
However, the minimum spend is $150.
There is no contact with deliverers with buyers filling out an order list online and making payment at QFBHome.com.au.
Hours after launching on Wednesday, 90 people used the online service with average orders of $300 per customer.
Of the 9000 lines that QFB offers, it has selected 480 initial products for the service, including popular items currently difficult to source.
Available products include milk, meat, frozen foods, pasta and non-perishables; all of which supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles have restricted purchases of.
All of the available products can be bought in small quantities or in bulk to ensure everyone’s needs are met, including those who expect to be inside their homes for months.
QFB chief executive Frank De Pasquale said by offering competitive prices and delivering in-demand items, this service would reduce the stress of having adequate food stock while abiding by social distancing guidelines.
“One of the biggest issues of the coronavirus outbreak is the increased demand for groceries, and the vulnerable, self-isolating people in our community are struggling to find the food they need to survive” Mr De Pasquale said.
“We want families and communities to be able to buy the quantities that they always have, or buy bulk amounts of groceries to share with the community, particularly those that can’t make it to the supermarket regularly.
“The current chaos at the shops and the limited supply of produce is causing a lot of stress and anxiety which we believe our service will significantly release,” he said.
Mr De Pasquale started QFB as a solo venture providing quality food and services to school canteens, and has since grown the business to employ more than 180 staff to service thousands of restaurants and cafes throughout Greater Brisbane.
He said the service had the capacity to meet increasing demand and was looking to expand creating more jobs.