As part of the government’s mandate on people to stay at home and to relieve the pressure on co-ops, the union of cooperatives under the ministry of social affairs announced that it is launching delivery services at most co-ops within the community.
According to the announcement, the service is available for both citizens and expats living in the area of each co-operative store. Moreover, the service is available during curfew hours.
Get Your Goods Delivered by Your Neighborhood Co-ops During Curfew Hours
It is worth mentioning though that 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, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times.
Commenting on this, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs Abdul Aziz Shuaib stressed that Kuwait Farmers Union’s board is fully capable of providing various co-ops with local agricultural products, adding that he had conducted a tour Tuesday along with union’s chairman and members of various co-ops, during which he found an abundance of various Kuwaiti agricultural products.
How to Place an Order for Delivery
Customers 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 including 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.
Do note, however, that at Shamiya and Shuwaikh Co-op, the purchase order has to be for at least KD 10. But this does not apply to the Shuwaikh Industrial Area. 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 a minimum of 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.
Also, 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, as well. For this, the consumer should send a WhatsApp message including the items, name, and address on the following numbers:
Meanwhile, Al-Rawda and Hawally Co-ops have provided various options for ordering. Based on the information provided by 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.
These are just some of the measures organized by the Kuwaiti government to support residents during this period which requires everyone to stay at home to stay safe.