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A quick-fire guide to online food shopping

Lady online food shopping

Online food shopping has become an important part of many people’s weekly routines over the last couple of months with an emphasis on minimal travel and for older customers to get friends and family to do their shopping if available.

This quick-fire guide looks at online shopping and the simple steps you can take to get your food delivered directly to your door.

Choose your store

Many of your favourite online food stores are offering collection and delivery services for you to take advantage of. Head to your favourite store’s website (which can be found below) and start planning your next grocery delivery.

Not only can you get food delivered, but you can also choose drinks, home accessories and other essentials you may need whilst you’re at home.

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Choose a delivery or collection slot

Once you have chosen which store you would like to shop at and have inputted your nearest location, you can choose whether to collect your groceries from a collection point or to get it delivered to your door.

It is worth noting that many supermarkets are prioritising delivery slots for the elderly and vulnerable, if you have received an email saying you can use one of these slots, follow the instructions on the email.

If you choose a collection slot, most locations will give you a two-hour window to collect your order. If you opt for delivery, this will vary between stores, but you will receive a time slot so you know when to be home.

Add your groceries

Once you have chosen your delivery or collection slot, it is time to scroll through the website and add in all the food and drinks you want. All items will be individually priced and will be listed out in sections so you can find your groceries quickly and easily.

A basket total will often be shown on the screen, so it is easy to keep track of your spending and what you already have in your basket.

Checkout and pay

Once you are confident that you have everything in your basket, you can check out and pay for your order. Do not worry if you find that you have forgotten something as many online supermarkets allow you to amend your order up to 24 hours before your delivery slot.

You will receive a confirmation email allowing you to check all the details of your order, how much it will cost and when it is going to be delivered.

Collect or wait for delivery

The last thing to do is to collect your delivery or wait for it to be delivered to your door. If you have chosen delivery, your delivery driver will ring your doorbell and then place the shopping at a safe distance so you or a family member can take it into the home.

Online shopping is perfect for those with limited mobility or who often use a straight or curved stair lift, or those who don’t want to visit the supermarket at present.

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