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Mumofapuppa Fri 05-Jun-20 16:51:48

I have never done an online shop with tesco because I am unsure of what I need to do when the driver gets here. How do I bring the shopping into the house? Is it in bags or do I carry each individual item into the house from those crates? Should I just stick to the shop?

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user1471500037 Fri 05-Jun-20 17:33:23

I ordered a Tesco delivery but the driver was French and he delivered brie, baguettes and other French food items - was v strange

notangelinajolie Fri 05-Jun-20 17:34:46

When the van arrives, open the door and stand back.
Driver wearing gloves will tell you if anything is substituted etc
Then he will unload bags from crates on your doorstep.
Keep well back and wait till he is done.
He says bye and leaves.
You go and pick up your shopping.
The next bit it up to you.
I carry the bags inside and put them on the floor.
Then I empty them one at a time and give food a quick wipe with disinfectant before putting it away.
I put all the empty bags into one bag and leave them outside for a day and then put them in the bin.

Chasingsquirrels Fri 05-Jun-20 17:39:12

The ones I've had since COVID they bring the crate to the doorstep and as they are getting the next one I empty the one they have left (mostly bagged although have unbagged selected) into the house. And repeat.
Helps that they park at the end of the drive and have to come past my car and then down the path so gives me time to unload.

WoollyMollyMonkey Fri 05-Jun-20 17:46:25

draughtycatflap that sounds hilarious! 😂😂

Typohere Fri 05-Jun-20 17:55:27

I love it.... thanks for the chuckle...

"draughtycatflap Fri 05-Jun-20 16:59:38
When the delivery arrives open all your windows and doors. The driver will try to surprise you by throwing individual items through an opening of his choosing. For every item you catch it will be free. Good luck. And don’t fuck it up."

hippoherostandinghere Fri 05-Jun-20 17:58:13

Here they bring the crates to the doorway. I take out the bags and set them in the porch while the drive gets the rest of the crates. Then he takes all the crates away and I bring it to kitchen.

rosie1959 Fri 05-Jun-20 18:01:50

draughtycatflap

When the delivery arrives open all your windows and doors. The driver will try to surprise you by throwing individual items through an opening of his choosing. For every item you catch it will be free.

Good luck. And don’t fuck it up.

Sorry given me the best laugh for a while thank you

Imohsotired Fri 05-Jun-20 18:10:48

I'm not going back to the supermarket for a big shop, that's how good it is!

Rathersexyfortysomethingblonde Fri 05-Jun-20 18:15:23

I’m having online delivery with different shops and today I had Asda but sadly they did not delivered in bags but in crates.
The driver was lovely but said no more bags.
It took longer time to get 56 items one by one to empty 5 crates.
Normally they deliver with bags so driver just dumps the bags on doorstep and can go.
So yes I was dissapointed really as it wasted the drivers time really waiting for me get all out.

heartsonacake Fri 05-Jun-20 18:17:39

I’m having online delivery with different shops and today I had Asda but sadly they did not delivered in bags but in crates.

Rathersexyfortysomethingblonde I also had an Asda delivery today and it arrived in bags, so it’s not everywhere that it’s just crates.

Strawberrycreamsundae Fri 05-Jun-20 18:17:46

Tesco’s are brilliant (I have tried them except Iceland in the past)
They’ve saved my sanity as a very vulnerable adult, unlike Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado etc who didn’t want to know despite me having regularly shopped with them for many years.

Lynda07 Fri 05-Jun-20 18:17:49

If you have a big couple of boxes let the driver put the goods into them. That's what I do when I order from anywhere that doesn't supply bags (some places still do).

snackcurator Fri 05-Jun-20 18:18:15

@draughtycatflap 😂😂
This should definitely be an option when you checkout! I've always found the drivers to be really friendly. I just grab the bags and dump them by the door and then take them through to the kitchen after. These things can be a little nerve wracking first time round

flamingochill Fri 05-Jun-20 18:18:39

I don't tip but I regularly contact Tesco and tell them that their drivers are great. (Not had a crap one in 10+ years of delivery) I hope that my positive feedback gets back to them and that they are assigned to my deliveries in future grin

ginger1981 Fri 05-Jun-20 18:20:55

draughtycatflap
When the delivery arrives open all your windows and doors. The driver will try to surprise you by throwing individual items through an opening of his choosing. For every item you catch it will be free.

Good luck. And don’t fuck it up.

Brilliant! smile

planningaheadtoday Fri 05-Jun-20 18:35:26

I stick a polite note on my front door asking shopping to be left outside my door and to ring the bell when he's finished unloading.

This morning the delivery came at 9am. Completely contactless.

They deliver in clear recyclable plastic bags.

I collected shopping sanitised and put it away.

If anything is amiss there is a number to call after your shopping has been delivered.

Tesco delivery is one of the easier options.

heartsonacake Fri 05-Jun-20 19:01:50

I stick a polite note on my front door asking shopping to be left outside my door and to ring the bell when he's finished unloading.

planningaheadtoday Why not just put that information in the “driver notes” section when you order the delivery?

planningaheadtoday Fri 05-Jun-20 21:47:23

@heartsonacake I do that too. Just a double check in case communications fail!

Mumofapuppa Sat 06-Jun-20 11:09:25

Thank you all for your responses. I feel much more confident now. I have placed my first order. I know it seems silly but I just like to know what to expect.

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flamingochill Sat 06-Jun-20 12:11:02

I'm the same. I would have probably gone on YouTube to see if there's a video or something

EmeraldShamrock Sat 06-Jun-20 12:15:22

Tesco have been really impressive with their delivery.
I usually do one a month for heavy product's toiletries, laundry, cleaning, bulk loo roll etc.
I do a supermarket run myself I'm not vulnerable just car less.
Mind you I ordered 7 bananas last week on my order I got 7 bunches. grin

fioreun Sat 06-Jun-20 12:30:52

I'm a Tesco Delivery Driver, and it's a great job.

At the moment, the shopping is packed in bags in crates to try and minimise Covid risk. We come to your door, knock, stand back 2m and chat through the receipt, subs etc, check where to put the crates (back door etc). I then get the rest of the crates while the customer unloads. We do ask the crates aren't taken inside. Finish by checking everything is OK. We don't take bags back, to minimise risk, but encourage recycling.

For customers with additional needs, we'll put the bags somewhere handy indoors, after checking with them what works for them.

You can put extra instructions about delivery on your order.

You can return anything, doesn't need to be damaged or a poor sub, and we'll refund it.

2m distance is compulsory, but other Covid19 measures are individual choice, the van has hand san, gloves, masks wipes etc. I hand san all the time.

Tesco plan the routes so that we have time to chat/do everything the customer wants etc. There's a really strong emphasis on customer care, and a culture of doing everything we can to sort any problems.

As a say, it's a great job and most of the customers are lovely. Lots have said they plan to continue the service after Covid, which is nice to hear.

I love the idea of lobbing stuff through windows...

fioreun Sat 06-Jun-20 12:36:43

And not all drivers are male wink

midnightstar66 Sat 06-Jun-20 12:44:23

@fioreun can you confirm if you are allowed to accept tips?

fioreun Sat 06-Jun-20 13:01:11

It's not come up.

Also OP, the driver will know you are a first time customer, and explain how it all works to you, especially the refund policy.

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