Sainsbury’s re-starts same-day delivery

After pausing it during the pandemic, Sainsbury’s has relaunched its same-day delivery service.

The supermarket giant will operate the same-day delivery service out of 250 UK stores. According to Sainsbury’s they plan to add 100 more stores by the end of October.

Where a customer orders their goods before midday they can choose a delivery slot for after 17:00, or for collection after 16:00.

At the same time, the grocery giant is expanding its Chop Shop one-hour delivery service where customers can order up to 20 items, to a further 25 stores nationwide, taking the number of stores offering one-hour delivery to a total of 75 stores. It is also re-starting its click and collect offering.

Currently, Sainsbury’s has the capacity to deliver up to 850,000 online orders a week. At the same time it is planning to extend its tie-ups with Uber and Deliveroo, reaching even more customers within 20 minutes through 500 stores, by the end of this month (September).

Nigel Blunt, Sainsbury’s Director of E-commerce, says: “Customer demand for shopping online and for getting groceries quickly and conveniently has grown significantly and we are committed to offering customers choice and flexibility – whether that’s within 20 minutes to their front door or picking it up at their local store on their way home from work.”

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