Online grocery shopping is becoming increasingly popular. If it’s difficult for you to get to the shops and carry heavy grocery bags home, online shopping could be the solution for you.
Here’s the run down on how to order your groceries online and have them delivered right to your door – all without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Who Will Deliver?
Almost all of the major supermarkets offer delivery now. Here is a breakdown of some of the main supermarkets and the delivery services they offer:
Sainsbury’s offer delivery from just £1 when you spend £40 or more and free delivery when you spend over £100. You can book a delivery slot so it’s delivered to you at a time that suits best. They also offer a service where you can choose an eco time slot to cut down the carbon footprint on your delivery.
Waitrose offer free delivery on all orders over £60.
Tescos offer a Delivery Saver Plan. You pay a base rate once a month which entitles you to free home delivery on any orders over £40. If your order is under £40, they will charge £4 for delivery. They also offer a free one-month trial on their Delivery Saver Plan which entitles you to free home delivery including same-day delivery for your first month.
Iceland offer free next day delivery on any online orders over £35 with no subscription required.
Morrisons offer home delivery on all shops over £40. The delivery fee will vary depending on your delivery address, the day and time of your chosen slot and the value of your order. All delivery charges will be shown to you before you place your order so you know exactly how much you’ll be charged. If you will be using their service regularly, it may be worth investing in their delivery pass to help you save on delivery costs.
Is your supermarket missing from this list?
Don’t worry! The above list is not exhaustive. Most major supermarkets will offer delivery. Visit their website to find out what online shopping and delivery services they have available.
How To Order?
Each supermarket’s website will vary slightly. However, below is a general guide on how to order groceries online.
- Go to your favourite supermarket’s website
- Register a new account with them using your email address
- Once you’re registered you’re ready to start shopping!
- Find the ‘Groceries’ menu or equivalent on the home page – this is often presented as a drop-down menu
- Keep following the categories to find the item you wish to order e.g. Groceries > Fruit & Vegetables > Fresh Vegetables > Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cabbage
- Select the item you want to order and click ‘Add’ to add it to your basket
- Once you’ve finished selecting all your groceries click ‘Proceed to Check-Out’
- Select your delivery time slot
- Make your payment to purchase your groceries
- You’re done! Now it’s just a case of waiting for your food to arrive right to your doorstep.
Look out for special offers and discounts listed on the website so you can make sure you’re not missing out on any great deals.
See if the supermarket you’re shopping with allows you to create a dietary profile. They will then automatically flag any products which may not be suitable for your diet e.g. if you’re vegetarian or have food allergies.
If you’re looking for inspiration have a look for meal plans or recipe boxes which may be available for order. This takes the stress out of deciding what to buy and cook.
If you regularly shop online with the same store, check if they have any rewards schemes. Many chains offer special rewards and offers for their regular customers.