Kmart stores to close across Australia in response to the coronavirus crisis
- Kmart is set to close a few stores across Australia due to coronavirus pandemic
- Some stores in Victoria, NSW and Victoria will temporarily be closed
- The trial is being worked on at three stores as Kmart focuses on online services
- The department store is offering free delivery for orders over $45
- Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID
Kmart will trial the closure of a number of stores across Australia as more shoppers choose online shopping because of the coronavirus pandemic
Certain stores across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria will be temporarily closed during the restrictions.
Three stores out of some 240 stores will trial the closure and focus on online deliveries to keep up with the current demand for online services.
The department store will still be available online and free delivery is offered for orders over $45.
Certain stores across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria will be temporarily closed during the restrictions (pictured: Kmart in Chadstone)
‘Over the past few weeks, we have seen a huge surge in demand for our online services and we want to continue to support our customers with shopping in a way that’s most convenient for them a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.
‘We’ve made the decision to temporarily convert a few of our stores into order fulfilment sites to help support the growing demand for our online home delivery services.
‘Our store teams will continue working instore, as part of this fulfillment team; ensuring that our Kmart customers and communities have easy access to the products they need, at the time they need them most.
‘We will continue to offer free delivery on all online orders over $45 to help support our customers during this time.
‘We’ve successfully trialled this concept at our Brandon Park store in Victoria; and we’re excited to be rolling it out at Top Ryde in New South Wales and Caboolture in Queensland.
‘We recognise that this is a unique time and we are here to support our customers, teams and communities, while we all adjust to this new way of life together.
‘Our deepest appreciation and thanks to the local communities for their understanding and support.’
Kmart is trialling the closure of three stores to focus on the demand on the online service (Pictured: Kmart in Parramatta Westfield)