Tesco places itself on Amazon Prime with a free delivery offer for Clubcard members


Tesco will offer free shipping to members of its Clubcard Plus loyalty program of £ 7.99 per month.It tracks Amazon’s free shipping for those who sign up for its Prime service, which has the same monthly cost.

Outgoing Tesco boss Dave Lewis said that had “always been the direction of travel” as Britain’s biggest grocer brought “a whole bunch of benefits” to the program.

Existing Clubcard Plus program benefits include buyers who get a 10% discount on their bills twice a month, up to a maximum of £ 20.

It’s unclear when the supermarket chain will roll out its free shipping program, but Lewis said he needs to be convinced it could “match capacity to demand” before launch.

The offer follows Amazon’s free shipping for those who sign up for its Prime service

Since the coronavirus, Tesco has seen an explosion in demand for its delivery services.

Currently all major UK based supermarkets charge for delivery.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime’s free shipping works on hundreds of zip codes, with the hope that it will roll out nationwide by the end of the year.

Last month, online giant Amazon announced that it was looking to rapidly expand its grocery delivery business across the UK.

The online retailer also said it would speed up delivery times to make same-day delivery available to UK grocery customers in parts of the south-east.

Grocery store from the new Amazon PrimeNow fresh food delivery service

New and existing customers who subscribe to Amazon Prime can now order groceries through Amazon Fresh, with free shipping on orders over £ 40.

Amazon Prime costs as little as £ 7.99 per month, giving you Prime delivery: unlimited one-day delivery, same-day delivery, and 2-hour delivery with Prime Now in select home zip codes, plus Prime Video: Unlimited streaming of Movies, TV Shows and Amazon Originals.

Amazon said the move would begin with around 300 postcodes, concentrated around London and the South East, with service expanding to millions more by the end of the year.

Customers can purchase tens of thousands of grocery items supplied by Booths and Whole Foods, as well as a host of suppliers from brands such as Pepsi, Danone, Warburtons and Britvic.


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