Asda and Sainsbury’s are just two of the supermarkets facing an increase in demand for online shopping. With many more people turning to home delivery, food stores have begun to increase their prices. However there are some ways customers can still keep the cost of delivery low.
Christmas delivery and collection slots are now open on Asda’s website.
Their website says: “You need to book a Christmas slot at a time to suit you between 21st and 23rd December to be able to shop our food to order range.”
With the delivery slots selling out fast, customers can also Click & Collect their food orders at their local store.
Customers can also choose from express collection, same day collection and free next day collection.
Orders under £40 will still cost £7 to be delivered, while orders over £100 which are booked for during the week after 2pm will continue to still be free.
The supermarket’s minimum order cost remains at £25.
If customers are flexible, they will find that the cost of delivery will become cheaper, with some four-hour slots available for just £1.
Again, Sainsbury’s customers can reduce their costs by looking for Click & Collect options, which is free for orders over £40.
For those wanting delivery or collection on December 20, they can book their slot from November 29.
Customers wishing to get their food on December 21 can pick their slot from November 30.
Those wanting to get their delivery a little closer to Christmas can choose from December 22 and December 23.
These slots will be available from the beginning of December.
Shoppers should note that Sainsbury’s delivery service is closed between December 24th and December 26th.
If customers can’t get a delivery date or time of their choice, Sainsbury’s has also expanded their contactless Click & Collect service to more than 300 locations.