This Burnaby same-day delivery could avoid Black Friday brawls

Every year there are videos of people brawling as they clamour to get that Black Friday deal.

Or a Cyber Monday or Boxing Day deal.

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It can get ugly as people lose their minds trying to save money on something.

The Burnaby London Drugs outlets are trying to help shoppers avoid that ugliness with the launch of same-day delivery service on everything from small home appliances and tech to grocery items and medications even on the busiest shopping days of the season – including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day.

“We are making it quicker and easier for our customers to get what they need from the local stores they trust,” says Clint Mahlman, president and chief operating officer, London Drugs.

Without any membership fee, customers who place orders before 2 p.m. can receive their delivery the same day, Monday to Friday, often within a few hours of when the order is placed, London Drugs said. Online orders will be fulfilled by London Drugs store locations within 10 kilometres of the delivery address.

The new delivery service covers most in-stock items, but excludes larger heavy items like furniture, big-screen TVs and the larger unconventional items – a signature of London Drugs’ physical stores – like ride-on tractors and kayaks. For orders over $75, same-day delivery is free of charge and $7.95 for smaller orders.

The launch of same-day delivery service coincides with the busiest shopping period of the year, starting with Black Friday deals. London Drugs’ Black Friday sale runs almost one week starting at at 8 pm PST on Thursday, November 28 and running until December 4.

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