Tesco has made changes to its online order terms, including raising the minimum spend customers must reach for delivery by £10.


Tesco has increased its online minimum spend threshold

From May, online Tesco shoppers must have at least £50 worth of products in their basket before checking out without incurring an additional fee – up from £40. 

The retailer also increased the minimum basket charge for all orders that do not reach the threshold, from £4 to £5. 

Tesco said the changes will help ensure its online delivery operation remains as efficient as possible and that most of its customers will not be impacted by the higher threshold. 

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Depending on which Delivery Saver plan you sign up to, as long as you stay above the minimum basket threshold, orders will be delivered without charge during the times or days outlined in your chosen plan.

“You can do that once per day for every day your plan is valid. And with the Delivery Saver Guarantee, if your plan doesn’t save you money, we’ll give you an eCoupon for the difference.

“The majority of our customers will be unaffected by these changes. Our average order value is over £90, well above this new threshold.”

The move means Tesco now has the highest minimum order of the major supermarkets providing an online delivery service, with Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland all still requiring a £40 basket to checkout without incurring surcharges.

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