SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has become the first retailer to offer same-day grocery delivery across the UK.
Tesco launched same-day grocery delivery in London and the South East of England in 2014 and is now extending the service to over 300 stores across the UK, covering over 99% of UK households (including the Shetland Islands).
Customers can order by 1pm to have their shopping delivered from 7pm onwards and receive an unlimited number of items. The new service is priced between £3 and £8 but is free for a limited period to members of Tesco’s online delivery membership scheme, Delivery Saver.
The company says same-day deliveries are proving increasingly popular and it has seen an 18% growth in demand for the service so far this year.
Amazon is also reported to have plans to roll-out a same-day British version of AmazonFresh nationwide in the future. It already offers the service in parts of London.
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 delivered for their evening meal.
“We’ve seen the service grow in popularity since we launched it in London and the South East so we’re really excited to be rolling it out to customers nationwide.”
Nationwide rollout of same-day delivery is expected to be complete by the end of August.