Shoppers will see a new change to delivery prices with Tesco from August as the supermarket announces a flat rate price for online orders.
More customers have turned to the retailer during lockdown and can choose from different delivery slots which range in price.
Shoppers can expect to pay between £2 and £7 for delivery with the cheaper fees offered during quieter periods.
But this system will change from the beginning of next month, reports the Express.
A flat rate of £4.50 for deliveries will be introduced instead although Click and Collect slots will still stay at £1.50.
Savvy shoppers can save £2.50 during peak times if they choose this option but those who normally book a cheaper time could lose out.
A Tesco spokesperson said: “Demand for slots remains extremely high at all times of the week, so we are moving to a simpler pricing structure with a flat rate that better reflects the cost of picking, packing and delivering orders.
“This structure is fairer for everyone and means no customers will have to pay the highest slot price – which is currently £7 – as a result of demand.
“Customers who have signed up for our Delivery Saver subscription service will continue to benefit from free deliveries and collections as part of their plan.”
But some shoppers are not impressed with the change.rs.
Taking to Twitter many made their feelings clear.
One wrote: “As vulnerable customers, it is unbelievable that @tesco has increased our delivery charge by 150 percent.
“The fixed cost of a more flexible 8-hour slot is now 50 percent more than a less flexible four-hour non-priority slot!”
Another said: “”Pretty disgusted that you’ve put priority delivery slots up to £4.50 from £2.00 @Tesco!
“We are still shielding so can’t leave the house so rely on this.”
And athird posted: “@Tesco are now charging a flat fee of at least £4.50 for a home delivery slot, whatever time of day.
“I understand the thought process behind this but it seems like a lot to me – click and collect for £1.50 is simply not an option for many people who don’t have (and can’t afford) a car.”