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Grocery app allows online order and home delivery schedule

Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-14 18:49:06-04

Love it or hate it, we all have to do it.

Grocery shopping can take a chunk out of a weekend afternoon. But what if you could do it while sitting on the train for your morning or evening commute? One company is making it happen.

Instead of consumers going to the store on the way home from work, online grocer Peapod has temporarily brought the store to them -- on billboards in train stations in major cities, like this one in Washington.  

Consumers download an app by scanning this QR -Code with a smartphone. Then they scan the bar codes on the billboard to put items in their carts -- and schedule for home delivery. 

Consumers can shop on their iPad, smartphone or Kindle. 

It's a virtual convenience store of sorts. Shoppers can browse the  full  range of products through the app. 

They're just thinking about people being productive in places where they can't potentially being productive and starting to shop. 

And they're not the only ones pondering that concept.

Peapod  got the idea for their virtual aisles from technology overseas - and the grocery list of apps seems to be a growing market -- offering consumers help with everything from coupons to shopping lists.