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Asda launches one-hour Express Delivery service

June 30, 2021 06:42am
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Asda has become the first supermarket to offer its full online product range available for Express Delivery giving its customers faster and more convenient delivery options.

The new super speedy service has been launched at three Asda stores this week following a successful trial, and gives customers the option to shop Asda’s full online range of more than 30,000 grocery products for delivery in one hour*.

Customers living within a three-mile radius of the Halifax, Rotherham and Poole stores can order up to 70 items from Asda.com for Express Delivery within an hour. They can also order a larger basket and select a slot within the next four hours, with no limit on the number of items able to be purchased. There is potential to quickly roll out the service to more stores if it proves popular with customers.

Express Delivery customers will also benefit from a new feature enabling them to track the progress of their order from store to doorstep in real time. Each delivery will be charged at the flat rate of £8.50 and there is no minimum spend per basket.

In addition to launching a new Express Delivery service, Asda is also extending its partnership with Uber Eats from 200 to more than 300 stores, offering customers the opportunity to shop a range of 500 products including fruit, vegetables, beer, wine and spirits and meal solutions for rapid delivery.

Simon Gregg, Asda’s Vice President of Online Grocery, said: “After successfully trialling an Express Delivery service, we know this is something that our customers want as part of our online grocery proposition and we are delighted to be able to offer this service to even more customers.

“The launch of our new Express Delivery service and extension of our existing partnership with Uber Eats to 300 stores means that customers can get their order delivered to the doorstep at market-leading pace.”

Express Delivery is the latest innovative move in grocery delivery from Asda. Earlier this year the retailer also announced it was trialling unattended deliveries to allow customers to receive their regular shop whilst away from home. Customers invited to take part in the trial can order through Asda.com and have their items delivered within a four-hour window to a secure, lockable box, which maintains the correct product temperature and is unaffected by hot or cold weather.

* Express Delivery in one hour is subject to slot availability, distance from an Asda store and the number of items selected.

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