Tesco is the first retailer to offer same-day grocery delivery across the UK.
Nationwide roll-out covering 99% of UK households
Tesco has announced a nationwide roll-out of its same-day delivery service, which launched three years ago across London and the South East. It will soon become available across the UK, from the Shetland Islands to Cornwall, covering 99% of UK households. The roll-out is expected to be completed next month.
‘Flexi-saver home delivery’
The service is known as ‘Flexi-saver home delivery’. Customers will be able to order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards. The service is priced at between £3 and £9 but is being offered free for a limited period for members of its delivery saver service. Outside London, Sunday delivery will not be available.
Adrian Letts, managing director of Tesco Online, said: “Customers tell us they like getting their shopping delivered quickly and conveniently, and with our same-day delivery service they can now order by lunch to get their shopping for their evening meal.”
Meeting shopper demand for ultra-convenience
Tesco announced that it had experienced an 18% growth in demand for its existing same day delivery service so far this year. Last month Tesco launched ‘Tesco Now’ in Central London, offering deliveries within an hour. Tesco aims to compete with Amazon’s fast delivery times and meet the growing shopper demand for ultra-convenience. Using its scale, it can do this on a nationwide scale.
Sainsbury’s offers same day delivery from 30 stores and is also experimenting with its Chop Chop cycle courier service in London, that makes deliveries within an hour of ordering.
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