I did a post a few weeks ago about Tesco and how they were steadily taking over the UK, becoming the one stop shop for everyone. I normally avoid using the big supermarkets if I can and tend to use my local Coop shop for general food, but have fallen into the Tesco trap at work and use their delivery service every few weeks. When I do a Tesco order it will be for heavy stuff like bottles of water, coke, sprite etc and lots of biscuits to keep the kitchen at work stocked up, and they were the only supermarket that delivered in Ripon. I don’t particularly like fueling the giant that Tesco has become.
Then recently I saw an ASDA delivery van in Ripon so decided to give it a go. I have just finished the order that I started last night and have got it coming to the house rather than work which means with this delivery I can stock up with the food for the weekend too. So how does the ASDA site compare to Tesco’s.
At first when I went onto the ASDA site it was a little daunting as to what to do as I had become so used to Tesco with my favourites all set up and delivery addresses. Once I had signed up for an account on ASDA which was really easy, I was into the shop and looking at the products. The product layout is different to Tesco and I think better as they manage to fit more products onto the screen so that you can quickly scan through them. The offers seem to be better too with some good multisaves available. I actually found that the ASDA bottled water worked out cheaper than Tesco with a multisave, at 20.8p a bottle compared to 22.5p. It can make a bit of difference when you go through about 100+ bottles of water a week.
The ASDA site feels really friendly when you are on it, and has a lot of the same functionality to Tescos with the basket on the right hand side that allows you to increase or decrease quantities easily. It can also suggest items that you may need for your fridge, freezer or cupboard to help you get everything that you need.
I started the order last night and booked my delivery slot for this afternoon but the site was going SO slowly that it took me ages to get everything I needed added to the basket, and by the time I went to the checkout I had missed the 10pm cut off time for the next day delivery. With Tesco I have previously been ordering around midnight for a morning delivery the next day. So when I had spent loads of time last night, only to miss the cut off that was it … I was really annoyed with ASDA.
But tonight, still needing all the supplies for work, decided to give them another go. It certainly beats having to go to the local Morrisons or Sainsbury’s at the weekend and I didn’t want to end up back at Tescos. So I logged on and a nice “Welcome Back” massage came up which made me feel a little happier especially as my basket from last night was still there all intact. The speed of the site was fine today and I got the last few items added and checked out. The delivery is due tomorrow morning so we’ll see what they are like. If they get here on time without substituting all my products then I’ll be switching to ASDA from now on. Hopefully Goodbye Tesco!