Newest Review: ... started adding things to my trolley. Its easy to sign up online, they just need your address and contact details. You can ... more
Green ham and cream carpets, other than that excellent.
Member Name: murphymurphymoo
Advantages: Convenience and customer service.
Disadvantages: Unsuprisingly you can't actually pick the particular item you want.
Who wants to spend their weekends trawling around a packed supermarket. Negotiating my way past old ladies looking through each and every pack of bacon is not my idea of fun. Neither is having my car banged by a stray trolley.
So online shopping solves all my problems.
I decided to order from Sainsbury's as it is my supermarket of choice, and I used to work there and suprisingly still feel some kind of loyalty, despite the lack of staff discount.
The website is very easy to use. There are the usual tabs at the top of the screen Frozen, Fresh, Home etc... There is also an 'Offers' tab which as you would expect takes you to that weeks offers. When you browse on Sainsburys online most items have a picture at the side which makes it so much easier to see what you are actually getting, this isn't the case with shopping online at Asda.
Delivery slots are conveniently an hour long, this is excellent as it means you don't have to wait in for your shopping. Delivery slots with Tesco are two hours.
The cost of delivery is £5.50 Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday if you spend £40+, it is £6 if you spend under £40. Delivery Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is £3 provided you spend £40+, if you don't the price is £5.50. At first I was hesitant to pay this, but when you take into account the petrol I would have used driving to the supermarket in the first place, the convenience factor and also I find I spend more if I am walking round the actual supermarket. Therefore, I feel it is well worth spending the delivery fee.
Another positive is the fact that there is a running total, therefore you won't get a nasty surprise at the checkout.
You have an option of having the shopping delivered with no carrier bags. This would be my preference, but if you do this the delivery person comes into your kitchen and unloads your shopping for you. This would be very helpful, but I have cream carpets and the only way to my kitchen is through my living room. However, you can give the delivery person back your carrier bags when they come with their next delivery.
I have never had any items substituted, but if you do I am led to believe that the driver will inform you of this and ask if this is ok. If not they will take the item away and refund your payment card.
I had some shopping delivered yesterday and ordered some Taste the Difference Yorkshire Ham. I went to make a sandwich with it this lunch time and knew straight away that it wasn't right, it had a slight green tinge to it. I rang the number on the online receipt and explained this to someone on the phone, he refunded the price of the ham to my card straight away, and apologised for the inconvenience. I appreciate that sometimes things like this will happen.
Also the items are normally delivered with good dates on them.
Sometimes I fancy a trot around the supermarket but more often than not I come out thinking 'how have I spent that much money' and 'move out of my way!'
Order online and do something you actually like to do on a weeked.
Summary: Well worth the delivery fee. A much more civilised way to do the weekly shop.