There has been quite a shift in the last two years from all the supermarkets charging about the same for delivery to either FREE or increasing their prices.

This means the prices of delivery are even more important to customers!

We have put together a summary for the 7 supermarkets on the SmartList App below.

Waitrose and Iceland are Free and the others charge about £2 to £6 for the most convenient slots. Unfortunately, Waitrose has a terrible login system that takes up to 5 mins to login and then often asks you to login again during a shop. Iceland works much better but still has a small range.

Tesco offer the most options, but their 4 hour slots are really inconvenient and don’t save you much.

The Free delivery passes definitely save you a couple of pounds, but you will then feel locked in with that particular supermarket and some only offer 3, 6 or 12 month passes that really lock you in.

Our Advice

  1. Set up an account with all the supermarkets that deliver to you and then switch often. You will then be sent offers on delivery passes and should hopefully have at least one offer running at any time.
  2. Book 2+ days in advance as you save a huge amount on delivery
  3. You can save a lot by picking less convenient slots – probably more than buying a Delivery Pass
  4. Try out a Delivery Pass – maybe by using an offer or the cheapest option available, so you don’t feel locked in

 

Delivery

Fixed 1hr slot £1 to £6

e.g. Weekday at 7-8pm booked 3 days before is £4.00

Flexi Saver 4 hr Slot is £1 to £4

UK Coverage

Excellent

Minimum Spend

£40 (£4 surcharge if your order is less)

Free Delivery Pass

Start at £8 for one month. There is also a midweek only pass that costs £2 per order on top of the £3.99 charge.

Delivery

Fixed 1hr slot £1 to £7

e.g. Weekday at 7-8pm booked 3 days before is £3.00

There is no delivery charge for orders over £100 booked for delivery on Monday – Thursday after 2pm

UK Coverage

Excellent in the south and good in the north

Minimum Spend

£40 (£7 surcharge if your order is less)

Free Delivery Pass

Start at £20 for 3 months (£6.67 / month). There is also a midweek only pass for £10 (£3.33/month)

Delivery

Fixed 1 or 2 hr slots (depending on where you are in the country) £1 to £7

e.g. Weekday at 6-8pm booked 3 days before is £3.00

UK Coverage

Excellent in the north and good in the south

Minimum Spend

£40 (£7 surcharge if your order is less)

Free Delivery Pass

Start at £36 for 6 months (£6.00 / month). There is also a 12 month midweek only pass for £24 (£2/month)

Delivery

Fixed 1 slots (depending on where you are in the country) Free to £6.99

e.g. Weekday at 7-8pm booked 3 days before is £5.99 (N.B. there was a slot at 8.30-9.30pm for Free)

UK Coverage

Excellent in the south where they deliver Waitrose food and OK in the north, where they mostly deliver Morrisons food in Morrisons branded vans.

Minimum Spend

£40

Free Delivery Pass

There were offers on when we checked prices.

Prices start at £6.99 (usually £10.99) for 1 month. There is also a 1 month midweek only pass for £2.99 (usually £6.99)

Arrrgg – please fix your login Waitrose!! It takes 2 to 5 minutes including about 1 minute of blank screen. This has been going on for months.. Waitrose must have so many complaints and lost customers.. We have even had to add a special message just for Waitrose customers to the SmartList app explaining the delay is due to Waitrose and not us.

Delivery

Free

UK Coverage

Excellent in the south but not available in the north

Minimum Spend

£60

Delivery

Fixed 1hr slots Free to £6.99

e.g. Weekday at 7-8pm booked 3 days before is £2.75

UK Coverage

Good in the north, where Ocado deliver Morrisons food in Morrisons branded vans. Very patchy in the south.

Minimum Spend

£40

Free Delivery Pass

There were offers on when we checked prices.

Prices start at £6.99 (usually £10.99) for 1 month. There is also a 1 month midweek only pass for £2.99 (usually £6.99)

Delivery

Free

UK Coverage

OK in cities but patchy anywhere in the country

Minimum Spend

£25 with loyalty card and £35 without