So, today I had my first online food shop. I have been wary about doing it before now due to various reasons.
- Will they pick the freshest stuff available?
- Will I get what I have ordered?
- What if it’s not in stock?
- What if it doesn’t turn up?
- How will it be stored before it reaches me?
The list could go on but I’m sure I’m not the only one who has doubts about relinquishing the responsibility of choosing the food you will be eating for the week. Or am I just being dramatic about the whole thing? Probably!
I took the plunge! Having signed up to closer diets that very afternoon and also not long got back from a stressful shopping trip to Liverpool 1, I thought what the heck, lets do this thing and headed straight to Asda
Usually I have to get a taxi home so the £3 delivery charge didn’t bother me so much but it was nice to see that different day and times slots were cheaper but as I ordered Saturday night I needed it delivered on the Monday.
At first, in fact no for the whole time, I just found it really confusing, probably as it was my first time but I just didn’t have a clue what I was doing and my basket price just kept rising and rising kind of like the way it does at checkouts so nothing unfamiliar there! Only this time I could see it rising rather than holding my breath as the cashier gets to the last few items, *and exhale* (Told you I was dramatic, if Carlsberg done drama queens………)
Eventually I figured it out and I was sure I had everything I
needed could find and I proceeded to checkout about an hour later, this I found relatively easy. Booked my slot and ta-dah all done and ready to be delivered.
I was given an my hour slot and they arrived exactly halfway through with a very helpful driver who kindly asked if it was my first order, obviously a newbie judging by the random items I ordered, then explained that one of my items wasn’t available but was substituted and I ended up getting something that cost over twice as much for the price of my ordered product! No problems from me here. My chilled items were still chilled and frozen items still frozen so I was panicking over nothing obviously. My fresh items had long dates and of good quality and I received everything I ordered! Not bad. I think this may become a regular thing as there was no stopping of at the kiosk for various items. No buying reduced items I don’t need, or toys/clothes/junk for Olivia to keep her quiet! And no pushing, shoving, trolley rage going on!
Are you an online convert? Or are you unsure like I was?