This is what each supermarket charges you for its home delivery service
The pandemic and mobility restrictions have helped to break down the last barrier to mass consumption via the Internet. Food already accounts for 45% of the turnover of mass consumption chains with respect to their total online sales in the last six months of 2020, according to data from the Aecoc Shopperview study presented at the virtual seminar Shopper Talks: E-commerce of Great Consumption.
Among the great drivers of this increase, greater confidence in logistics management and the search for greater comfort. Do all supermarkets offer the option of buying online or by phone and home delivery? Below are details of which chains offer home delivery of supermarket purchases and under what conditions.
Mercadona offers several ways to buy online
The Mercadona supermarket chain has several methods for users to make the purchase and send it home.
In the store itself you can request home delivery. The cost of this service is 4.21 euros, and in the checkout area they inform about the hours with availability for deliveries.
Through its online store, which is different from the corporate website, it is also possible to complete an online order from the shopping list. Yes, with some limitations.Wikipedia
First of all, you have to enter your postal code and create an account, since it does not deliver to all destinations. Its maximum radius is 10 kilometers, which is a setback for a large part of Spain and especially in inland areas and unpopulated areas with towns with few inhabitants and without the possibility of moving.
In addition, there is a minimum amount of 50 euros, with a maximum shipping cost of 7.21 euros. However, it is only available for some specific postal codes that can be consulted here.
You can make the purchase by phone, established as a result of the 2020 confinement, in those postal codes where there is no online purchase option.
There is the option to buy from your mobile or tablet by downloading the Mercadona application:
Conditions and costs of home delivery in Carrefour
Carrefour is one of the most advanced supermarkets in online sales. In its online store you can buy Carrefour products and also those that use its scope as a marketplace, which are unrelated to the French chain and therefore manage their own shipping costs and delivery times.
Whether from the supermarket itself or in the online store, you can order weekly shopping with home delivery, among other collection methods.
Shipping costs are free for food purchases of more than 90 euros. For smaller orders, the cost is 4.70 euros for deliveries within a maximum of 13 kilometers around the center from which it is purchased. In destinations of greater distance the price varies.
In case of doubt about how much the final amount will be, you can call 914908900 or use the Customer Service on WhatsApp at the number 628018289.
Lidl, yes but only to some sections
The case of Lidl is as unique as Mercadona was until just two years ago. At the moment, the German distribution chain maintains online sales exclusively for bazaar products, but not for food.
The general shipping costs are 3.99 euros. Of course, in bulky or delicate products, there are supplements. They clearly mark them in the information of each item, specifying the general cost and the supplementary cost, but individually.
Conditions and price of home delivery in Dia
Dia also has a home delivery service for orders both in physical stores and on its website. In this, yes, you have to be registered. In this case, in addition to home delivery of the purchase, it opens the option of picking up at a store like Carrefour.
Officially, this home delivery service is provided in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Mallorca, Valencia, Bilbao, Seville and Malaga, although each center can offer the service to its nearby areas of influence.
The cost of the service is 6 euros for purchases of less than 70 euros and free from that amount.
In the case of Alcampo, the consumer has several formulas to receive the purchase at home. If standard shipping is chosen when making the purchase, it arrives in 24 hours within the time slot that is marked. This service operates from Monday to Saturday but not on Sundays. The cost of delivery is 7 euros and does not require a minimum amount.
Express shipments have an extra cost, going from 7 euros to 9.90 euros, but they are received within 2 hours after processing the order, as long as it is made before 8:00 p.m. The downside is that Alcampo only offers express delivery in supermarkets in the capital Madrid and some in large towns such as Vaguada, Pío XII and Alcobendas.
The supermarket's third option is to place the order online but pick it up in the car park within the next two hours, at a cost of 3 euros for processing the order, or pick it up from the lockers in some of its establishments.
The Basque supermarket Eroski also chooses to enable certain time slots to manage orders with home delivery. Only here each strip has shipping costs.
Thus, those who receive the purchase at home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. pay 3.95 euros for transport, while those users who choose to receive it before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m., will pay one more euro, 4.95 euros.
Express orders, which are served within the next two hours, increase the shipping cost by another euro to 5.95 euros. The best thing: that there is no minimum purchase amount for the service to be feasible.
Customers with an Eroski card who make purchases of more than 140 euros get free shipping.
Hypercor and Supercor
El Corte Inglés, both in the Hipercor supermarket and in Supercor, allows customers to buy food online both to receive it at home and to collect it at Click&Collect points, an option that is free if the order is more than 30 euros. The order can be processed through the web or on the free phone number 900533447.
If the home purchase exceeds 120 euros, or 100 euros for payments with the El Corte Inglés purchase card, shipping is free. For smaller amounts, the cost depends on where you live.
Customers from Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Castellón, Éibar, Madrid, Málaga, Las Palmas, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Seville, Valencia, Vitoria and Zaragoza, have shipping costs of 8 euros, while in A Coruña, Albacete , Badajoz, Cartagena, Córdoba, Granada, Guadalajara, Jaén, León, Linares, Murcia, Oviedo, Talavera, Tarragona, Tenerife, Salamanca, Valladolid and Vigo, is reduced to 6 euros.
This is how Gadis manages your home delivery of the purchase
The Galician group IFA, responsible for the Gadis supermarkets, processes online purchase orders in supermarkets under the gadisline brand. At the moment, home delivery is not available throughout the Spanish geography, although it has an updated search engine with the postal codes in which there is service, in addition to giving the option of requesting that new ones be included through a form. The cost is 4.50 euros for orders of less than 72 euros, and free for higher orders.
Aldi's caseWikimedia Commons
The German Aldi, as is the case with Lidl, has not yet launched its online supermarket, although it is in the testing phase in a pilot establishment in Barcelona.