For a shopping experience that’s far from the madding crowd, try buying online. It’s now even easier to get your groceries picked and delivered directly to your doorstep.
Screaming toddlers, long queues and heavy shopping bags – just a few of the reasons to avoid setting foot in a supermarket aisle and do your weekly shop online. Doing your food shop online instead of lugging it back from the supermarket definitely has its perks. You can plan your shop, add and subtract items depending on your budget and enjoy the convenience of it being delivered to your door (delivery normally costs between £2-£5 depending on the time slot). Each time you shop, your previous order is stored online – making the weekly shop a simple click or quick tweak – giving you more time to join one of our Get Togethers.
As with all things online, there are plenty of options. Here’s our quick guide to three:
If you’re loyal to a big brand, the top names offering online shopping are Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. Although, there is a sixth – Ocado – an independent online retailer that came top of the Which? online supermarkets table for the fifth year in a row this year. All can be accessed online or via their own apps available on Apple and Android.
If your biggest consideration is budget, check out MySupermarket website or app. You’ll still be buying from all the major supermarkets; the only difference is that as you shop, MySupermarket is comparing the prices across all supermarkets to give you the option to switch if it’s cheaper.
GO LOCAL ONLINE
If ditching a multinational is a priority, the good news is that the convenience of online still lets you buy local. Farmdrop is a London based, online retailer connecting you to the freshest seasonal food, supplied direct from local producers.
If the thought of going online fills you with dread, you can still enjoy the convenience by using Age UK Camden’s Shopping Service. They’ll open up an account with a supermarket, then at agreed intervals they’ll enter your shopping list and process your payment. The supermarkets do charge for delivery and Age UK Camden asks for £5 per shop.