May 30, 2016.Pick n Pay at Rosebank in Johannesburg.Picture:Freddy Mavunda © Financial Mail
Pick n Pay is trialling a system that will allow motorists to renew their vehicle licences in-store. The system will allow customers to skip queues at traffic departments and post offices by setting up a profile and paying in-store at a till point.

With the new service, renewals can be done for all areas in South Africa and customers can also pay any outstanding fines that could be blocking a disc renewal in the same payment.

According to the retailer, customers should receive their vehicle licence disc via courier within 10 business days, delivered to an address of their choice in South Africa.

Steps to renew your licence at Pick n Pay

1. Register with your cellphone number at the till in-store or register on the retailer’s vehicle licence disc online renewal online portal.
2. Set up a profile and payment on the portal and opt to pay in a Pick n Pay store.
3. Pay the required amount in-store at the till by providing your cellphone number as your payment reference and the group will courier your vehicle licence disc in 10 business days.

Make sure you have uploaded the required documentation and captured the address you would like the disc to be delivered to on the portal. You can then set up a payment for your vehicle licence renewal and select to make payment in a Pick n Pay store. 

“Your vehicle licence disc renewal payment will include the following, which is automatically added to your payment amount: the amount for the licence renewal, a licence disc renewal admin fee of R345 (including VAT) and a delivery fee of R99 (including VAT),” said Pick n Pay.

“If you do not settle these fines, your disc cannot be renewed. The payment amount provided on the portal will be linked to your mobile number, which you can provide as a reference when making payment in-store.” 

The delivery fee is included in the total payment amount for the disc renewal.