Retailers ask shoppers to “Think before you click” as priority delivery slots launched

With continuing demand for supermarket online delivery slots, major supermarkets in Northern Ireland, including Asda, Iceland, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, will now allocate priority delivery slots to vulnerable shoppers.

Vulnerable shoppers includes those who have been advised to shield by their GPs.

Reacting to the announcement Aodhán Connolly, director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium said: “Retailers are pleased to be able to play our part along with charities, the community, family and friends in supporting the most vulnerable.

“But we need the public to play their part. There will always be more demand than delivery slots. That’s why we need people to think before they click. Delivery slots are a necessity for those who are most vulnerable; they are no longer a convenience. We need people to think of others and only book a delivery slot if you can’t get your shopping in another way.”

Connolly continued: “It has never been more important to think responsibly and think of others when shopping. Retailers continue to invest to build capacity for delivery but demand will always be higher. That’s why we are asking the public to really think if they need that delivery slot before taking it.”

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