Tesco to extend same-day grocery delivery service across UK


UK retailer Tesco is rolling out its same-day online grocery delivery service across the country by next month.

The service will be available seven days a week for residents in London and the South East, while shoppers living in other parts of the country can use it six days a week.

It was launched for the first time in London and the South East in 2004 and the proposed move will cover more than 300 stores, reaching out to around 99% of the UK households.

"With our same-day delivery service, they can now order by lunch to get their shopping delivered for their evening meal."

Tesco Online managing director Adrian Letts 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."

According to the company, the service extends from the Shetland Islands in Scotland to Cornwall in south-west England.

Following the launch, shoppers who order by 1pm will receive the delivery from 7pm onwards and be charged a fee priced between £3 and £8.

However, members of Tesco’s Delivery Saver scheme can use the service for free for a limited period.

Earlier this year, the company extended its Same-Day Click+Collect service to 300 locations across the UK.

Last month, it also launched its Tesco Now grocery delivery service, which aims to deliver items within an hour to customers only in Central London.


Image: The online same day service will be launched across the UK next month. Photo: courtesy of Tesco.