ASDA has launched a new Express delivery service that promises to get your groceries to your door within one hour.
The store joins Tesco which is rolling out a version of the speedy service too.
Waitrose also had it’s own rapid delivery service, but it has since closed.
Asda claims to be the first supermarket to offer its full online product range within the service though, which includes more than 30,000 grocery products that you can pick from.
Customers will be able to get a faster and more convenient delivery option compared to normal.
The speedy delivery charge costs £8 to £8.50 and there is no minimum spend per basket.
Normal delivery from Asda costs from £3.75 to £4.50 depending on the time of day so it’s approximately £4.75 cheaper than the speedy service.
How to cut the cost of your grocery shop
SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from comparison site Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:
- Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
- Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
- Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy more food if your tummy is rumbling
- Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
- Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
- Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
- Check the small print – It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
- Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards
The Express service is running at three Asda stores after a successful trial went under way.
If you live within a three-mile radius of the Halifax, Rotherham and Poole Asda stores, you can order up to 70 items that will be delivered within an hour.
If your address qualifies, then the Express options will pop up along with other standard delivery options when you come to checkout.
In comparison, Tesco’s similar service costs only £5, making it £3.50 cheaper than Asda’s, plus it is running from 12 stores already.
Simon Gregg, Asda’s Vice President of online grocery, said: “We know this is something that our customers want as part of our online grocery proposition and we are delighted to be able to offer this service to even more customers.
Asda is considering rolling the service out very soon to more stores if it proves popular with customers.
As well as launching the new service, Asda is also adding 100 stores to it’s Uber Eats service, so you can now get groceries from 300 locations.
Delivery from Uber Eats works in a similar way to the Express service, as you’ll mostly be able to get items delivered from within an hour, and sometimes as fast as 30 minutes, depending on where you live.
On Uber Eats delivery from Asda costs around £2 depending on how far you are from your local store, and there is a £15 minimum spend.
Only 500 products from the supermarket are available in the service though.
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