Asda extends Express Delivery service to 96 stores

Following a successful pilot, UK supermarket giant Asda is rolling out its Express Delivery service to 96 stores.

The Asda Express Delivery service offers its full range of 30,000 grocery products for delivery within an hour. They must however be within a three mile radius of the store and can order up to 70 items. There is a flat rate charge of £8.50 per order with no minimum spend requirement.

A pilot at four stores was run in June, and adds to the existing offering with Uber Eats that already works out of 300 stores.

Those using the Express Delivery service can also track their order from store to door in real time.

Should the roll out to the 96 stores be a success, it is expected that the offering will be extended to all supermarkets nationwide in the next year or so.

Simon Gregg, Asda’s Vice President of Online Grocery, says: “Our trial showed there was a clear gap in the market for a speedy delivery service offering our full online product range for delivery within one hour.”

“As the only grocer to offer this service, we have seen a significant number of customers access this option, with slots regularly selling out at our pilot stores.”

“We anticipate more demand for this flexible service now that many of our customers have returned to their place of work and children are back at school.” 

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