H-E-B's curbside services will be free for some orders starting May 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas-based grocery store H-E-B announced May 17 that it would make curbside pickup services free at all curbside locations across the state.
Previously, curbside shoppers were charged a $4.95 fee on all orders, but moving forward that fee will be waived on purchases of $35 or more. Orders worth less than $35 will have a $2.95 "small basket surcharge" attached.
"Our goal with H-E-B Curbside is to give Texans an easier, more convenient way to shop for the products they want and need, and we are excited to now offer this service free to all our H-E-B customers,” said Rachael Vegas, senior vice president of eCommerce Merchandising for H-E-B, in a news release.
H-E-B launched its curbside pickup option in 2015, and it increased in popularity in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing customers to order groceries online and have them dropped off contact-free at their car. Currently, more than 250 of the store's locations have a curbside option. H-E-B will continue to expand the service to more stores, according to the release.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.
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