Browsing groceries and other essentials at supermarkets or big stores is a tiring job. We, often feel exhausted after visiting such huge stores. But now you can buy anything without physically visiting supermarkets-thanks to virtual supermarkets. Aldi is one of such virtual supermarkets with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries. In the UK too, hundreds of its discount stores operate. You can buy anything from its wide range of products with just click of a mouse. Products of Aldi include groceries, wine and spirits, garden products, household items, pet products, clothing, sports and toys, footwear, books, and travel products.
Guide to Shopping Online at Aldi
To shop from this virtual supermarket, you have to follow a standard procedure comprising of some very basic steps. First, visit this link.
- Log in/ Register
First of all, you have to sign in. If you are already a customer of Aldi then just enter your email and password. For signing in click the menu tab present above the search bar on the homepage. A drawdown list of sub-menus will appear where you will find the login/ register button. In case, you are a new user then you have to create a new account. You will be asked of your name and email address for account creation. When the information is provided, your account will be created at once and your account’s dashboard will appear in front of you.
- Searching For Products
Your account’s dashboard will contain information regarding your order, delivery address, payment details, and personal details.
Now you are ready for searching the products. You can either search for products by using the search bar present at top of the page or you can click the menu tab present above the search bar where major product categories will appear as sub-menus.
- Adding Products to Your Cart
You can add products to your shopping cart by simply clicking the ‘Add’ tab present beneath every product. Reviews and price tags are also made available with each of the products. After doing all your groceries, click the cart icon present above search bar and you will be directed to your shopping cart where you can proceed with payment.
- Choose Your Delivery Slot
But before making payment, you must provide your delivery address, contact number, and opt for your desired delivery slot. Aldi offers the following five delivery slots.
- CollectPlus: CollectPlus provides you the opportunity to shop online and have goods delivered to the nearest CollectPlus point. The CollectPlus Service is available 7 days a week and the delivery cost starts from 3.99 pounds. The delivery charges increase with the size of the goods.
- Standard Delivery: In this slot, if the goods amount to more than 30 pounds then delivery is free except large products and high-value items. While for goods less than 30 pounds, 2.95 pounds will be the delivery cost. The delivery will be completed within 3-5 working days from the date of placement of order.
- Next Day Delivery: Next Day Delivery is available on orders placed before 7 pm Monday – Friday and if orders are placed after 7 pm on a Friday, then they will be delivered on the following Monday. And if orders are placed on a Saturday and Sunday, then they will be delivered the following Tuesday. The cost of this delivery slot is 3.95 pounds.
- Named Day Delivery: The cost of named day delivery is the same as that of next day delivery that is 3.95 pounds. Named day delivery gives you the flexibility to choose your own delivery day. Your goods can be delivered from Monday to Saturday, up to 2 weeks from the date of placement of order.
- Large Item Delivery: This is a specialized delivery dedicated to large products. The cost of this delivery is 6.95 pounds and it is a more secure delivery slot. This delivery takes 2-7 working days.
Likewise every online store, checkout is the final step. Checkout at Aldi is a secured one and after payment, you will be frequently updated with your order’s status until delivery.
Aldi is one of the best online discount supermarket chains for doing groceries online. You can now buy any product by visiting aldi.co.uk.