Tesco Now launched in London

Tesco has become the latest major firm to offer a one hour delivery service in central London.

The service costs customers £7.99 and is available through a new app called Tesco Now. Shoppers can order up to 20 items per delivery from a choice of more than 1000 SKUs.

When the order is made, they are picked in a local delivery store and delivered within an hour. The third party fulfilment company Quiquip handles the delivery.

Orders can also be tracked on the Tesco Now app, which offers live updates on the order progress.

The Tesco Now service is available to customers in certain central London postcodes between the hours of 0800 and 2300 weekdays and 0900-2300 on weekends. The £7.99 fee is a flat fee and there is no minimum spend.

The Tesco Now service also offers a two-hour delivery service for £5.99.

Adrian Letts, online managing director at Tesco, said: “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. We look forward to hearing what they think of the new service.”

Given the lead of Amazon, it is likely that the Tesco Now service is set to be available right across the area within the M25 and beyond to London’s feeder towns in fairly short order in order to compete with the online giant. Apex Insight will report as the service is developed.  
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