Tesco launches 60-minute deliveries

Tesco Now

Tesco has launched the Tesco Now app for the first time offering shoppers one-hour delivery on 1000 items.

In a bid to contend with growing rivals Sainsbury‘s and Amazon which have already implemented 60-minute deliveries, Tesco has partnered with Quiqup to carry out the service.

Shoppers across 39 London postcodes will be able to order up to 20 items through the app, paying £7.99 for one-hour delivery or £5.99 for two hour delivery.

This compares to the same offer from Sainsbury‘s, which charges slightly less at £4.99 and sees the grocer utilise its own staff for its service called Chop Chop, rather than bringing in a third party.

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It also seeks to offer alternatives to Amazon Prime customers, who can now get one-hour delivery on groceries from its Amazon Fresh service.

“From forgotten essentials to that crucial final ingredient, Tesco Now can get them to our customers‘ door within the hour,” Tesco online managing director Adrian Letts 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.”

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