25 November, 2020

The Best Online Grocery Delivery Services In UK: Morrisons

We tried Morrisons Grocery delivery and this is what we honestly thought.

The ordering process

At first, it wasn’t overly clear how to order. I went on my Amazon Prime account and searched for “Grocery”, but couldn’t see any reference to Morrisons.

Having asked my flatmate, she told me it was much easier to just Google “Morrisons delivery Amazon” to find the correct section of the website.

Sure enough, the second search result was the link I needed and took me to Amazon’s “fresh” section.

Once on there, it was really clearly laid out and I could see the “Morrisons” filter tag was on.

After that it was a simple matter of searching for the bits that I needed and adding them to my basket and then heading to the checkout.

Nearly everything I needed was in stock – except a large pack of eggs. I opted for two smaller packs instead (and one of them was duck eggs – posh, I know).

There’s an option to choose to refuse replacement items if the product you’ve ordered is out of stock. I went for this as I’ve had some very random replacements provided in the past when I’ve shopped online.

Having entered my details, I then had to choose a delivery slot – only one was available, the following day between 6pm and 8pm (but given the number of people who are ordering their food online at the moment I wasn’t surprised).

And, because I’d spent over £40, my delivery was free.

The slight snag came after I input the instructions for the delivery driver; when I went back to the summary page my slot was gone.

I gave it 10 minutes and refreshed the page and voila an even better slot (as I was very low on food) had appeared, 8am to 10am the following day.

I quickly selected the slot and processed the order.

How was the ordering process overall? Pretty easy once I knew I was on the right section.

The delivery

The following day, I woke at about 7.30am to three texts from Amazon.

The first informed me a Prime Now shopper was working on my order and that I’d receive a further message if there were any changes.

The other two concerned two items that were out of stock; a six-pack of eggs (shocker, eggs are like gold dust at the moment) and a loaf of protein bread (which I ordered in an attempt to make a healthy choice).

Both messages had links to the replacement products page and I could clearly see that although two substitutes had been suggested, there was a note on both saying they’d been declined per my instruction during the ordering process.

I wasn’t surprised or particularly disappointed as both were products I could cope without and could always nip to the nearest corner shop for.

At 8.26am, a mere 26 minutes after the start of the delivery slot window, I received a text to say the driver was nearby. A link back to the site meant I could track the driver and see how close he was. Lo and behold, at 8.42am, the doorbell rang.

Now this wouldn’t normally be an issue, but I wasn’t sure if my flatmate would be up so I had put a note on the delivery instructions asking to be given a call when the driver had arrived.

Annoying, but again, not the end of the world, an easy mistake to make.

I went downstairs, found that three big bulging paper bags were sitting on the doorstep and gave the driver my name. That was that.

The delivery process overall? Pretty good.

When it comes to online food shopping, ordering a weekly grocery delivery is a quick and convenient way to restock your home. Almost every major store now provides an online food delivery service, too, with Tesco, Morrisons and online retailers such as Ocado all offering easy ways to get the products you need.

The choice of meal delivery and food subscription services has also increased dramatically in recent years, with the likes of HelloFresh and Abel and Cole providing a great alternative for those who want to try something different.

However, since the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been challenging to take advantage of these services as delivery slots became unavailable for many weeks. Thankfully, the situation has slowly improved, and it’s now becoming a lot easier to order from your favorite supermarkets once again.

With so much choice available, then, it can be hard to know which is the best online grocery delivery service. To save you time (and hopefully money), we’ve rounded up our picks of the bunch.

Morrisons

 

Minimum spend: £40

Delivery fee: Varies

Membership: N/A

Same day delivery: Yes

Bagless delivery: Yes

Freshness guarantee: Yes

Typical First order discount: N/A

Regular choices available for the weekly shop Delivery pass has decent options
Food boxes are a useful alternative Plenty of discounts and offers Food boxes are expensive

Morrisons online has a wide range of products and a minimum £40 spend. The supermarket also launched a new food boxes range, which provides a box full of curated items for occasions or specific dietary needs that start from £22.

Morrisons offers a delivery pass to make it easy for you to save – if you go for the annual weekly pass (for any time delivery) it’ll cost £60 annually, and £35 if you choose midweek (Tuesday to Thursday).

Morrison’s Quick Shop also fills your trolley with the top things you might be wanting to buy with a single click – there are meat-free options for this too (and you can finesse what’s in there afterward).

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