Going to the supermarket is a task which not many of us enjoy doing. Throw some screaming kids, busy crowds and bad weather into the mix and a simple grocery shop can quickly turn into a nightmare, particularly if you’re shopping alone and have to manage a bulky trolley or heavy bags.
Luckily, there is an easier way to get all your food shopping done – why not take a few minutes to read our handy guide to online food shopping to see if it’s the right option for you!
Most of the major supermarkets offer online food shopping – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M & S all offer the service, with Morrisons considering adding the service in future. You can usually head to the supermarket’s website, put in your postcode and find out whether they deliver in your area. Then it’s simply a case of booking a delivery slot – prices for delivery usually start at around £3.50, depending which day you would like. You can even get free delivery if you spend over a certain amount so watch out for these offers. They often come up and if you keep an eye out for then, you will be able to save on delivery charges.
There’s no need to worry about working all day either, as online food shopping allows you to pick an evening delivery slot if you’re out all day – slots are usually available until 10 or 11pm at night, so there’s plenty of time even if you’re at the office late!
Once you’ve selected your delivery slot it’s simply a case of searching for and adding items to your online basket. Then you go through the checkout process, where you’ll have a chance to add details of any store loyalty cards you hold, such as a Clubcard or Nectar card, before going to the payment page. Most supermarkets also allow you to add information about substitutions, where you can suggest another item you’d like, should the one you have chosen be out of stock at your local store. This means you’re less likely to end up with random replacements for out of stock items, so it’s well worth taking the time to do this before you check out.
If you are buying an item on offer make sure that you include the required amount of items in your basket to qualify for the offer or you won't be able to benefit from it.
It’s a personal choice which website you use to order your groceries from – perhaps you prefer bread from Tesco or are a fan of Sainsbury’s Basics range. Delivery charges do vary between the supermarket brands, with Asda and Tesco at the cheaper end of the scale and Sainsbury’s and Waitrose charging a little more for delivery, in general. You’ll also usually need to spend more to have your food shopping delivered from Waitrose, whereas there’s no minimum spend with Tesco.
Whichever supermarket you choose, you can order your online food shopping and have it delivered to your door in just a few clicks! You can order practically anything you can find at your local store online, from gifts to toiletries, wrapping paper and stationery, so no matter what you need, you can take advantage of online food shopping to order it.
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