UK-based grocery and general merchandise retailer Tesco has launched a one-hour delivery service for shoppers in central London.
Following the launch, customers will now be able to order up to 20 items from a range of 1,000 products through the new Tesco Now app.
The product range includes fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, bakery goods and dairy, in addition to pet, baby, health and beauty products.
Tesco online managing director Adrian Letts said: “From forgotten essentials to that crucial final ingredient, Tesco Now can get them to our customers' door within the hour.
"Shoppers’ needs are changing and we want to offer a range of services that allow them to shop with us in a way that suits their needs.”
After the customer places the order online, third-party fulfilment specialist Quiqup will collect the order from a local store and deliver it within an hour.
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The feature also allows customers to track their order through the app, receiving live updates on the progress of their order.
However, the service is available only between 8am until 11pm on weekdays, and from 9am until 11pm at weekends.
A one-hour delivery option will cost £7.99, though there is no minimum spending requirement on each order.
The company further added that a two-hour delivery option is also available at £5.99.
Tesco Now adds to the company’s existing online grocery options, including same-day delivery and same-day Click-and-Collect.
Image: The delivery service option is available only to residents in central London. Photo: © Tesco.