Updated: 3 days ago
Shopping is moving more and more online. The Covid-19 pandemic helped accelerate this trend further. Here we take a look at what various supermarkets have to offer:
Supermarkets that offer online grocery shopping in Ireland:
1. Tesco – offers both click and collect or delivery.
2. SuperValu – offer both click and collect or delivery
3. Dunnes Stores online delivery is expanding. They now deliver to most places bar the North West.
4. Iceland – for some Iceland stores you can order online – see stores here. At all stores you can get free home delivery when you shop instore and spend €30 or more.
5. Buymie App – handy app that lets your order from Lidl and Dunnes Stores
6. Centra have just launched a delivery service. As of September 2022, it’s only available at two of their stores.
7. Aldi - some Aldi stores offer order online for collection in store otherwise known as click and collect. Enter your Eircode here to find out if your local store offers it.
What delivery areas are covered?
Tesco – claims to be basically nationwide and on checks we did, that does seem accurate.
SuperValu – stores throughout Ireland offer delivery but it varies depending on the store. If you live outside the main urban areas, the easiest way to see if they deliver to you is to enter your address into their online shopping page.
Dunnes deliver to most of the big cities and surrounding areas. At the time of writing they don't deliver in Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim or Donegal. Check your area here.
Lidl or Dunnes via the Buymie App – available in Cork, Dublin City, Dublin County, Galway, East Kildare, Limerick and Wicklow.
Iceland – free delivery available in the areas around their Dublin stores, plus - Gorey, Limerick, Middleton, Tralee, Wexford.
Centra at UCD Dublin & Raphoe in Donegal are the only two stores that currently offer delivery.
What do you have to spend to get home delivery?
Tesco – orders must be above €30 for a one-off shop. Below that a €3 minimum basket charge applies in addition to the standard delivery fee.
SuperValu – minimum order of €50.
Dunnes Stores - no minimum order size at present
Buymie – minimum order of €30.
Iceland – minimum order of €30.
One-off delivery fees
Tesco – can range from €3 to €7 depending on the timeslot.
Dunnes – can range from €5 to €7 depending on the timeslot.
SuperValu – ranges from €4 to €8 depending on timeslots. You can also get same day delivery but delivery on these are €8 - €10.
Buymie – it’s complex as it can apply a fee of 13.75% to 15.75% dependent on order value. A fee of €3 also applies with orders below €40.
Iceland – free at the moment.
Is a subscription available?
Two brands offer this – you pay a regular amount each month and can get as many deliveries a month as you like as long your order is above the minimum required amount.
Tesco Delivery Saver - €7.50 a month for mid-week orders only. It is €10 a month for delivery any day. Regardless of plan chosen, all your orders need to be over €50.
Buymie Plus - €9.99 month or €79 per year to avail of services. Each order needs to be at least €30.
Click and collect facility?
The following supermarkets offer this handy service at selected stores:
Tesco – offer it at no charge at selected stores. Frustratingly, you must enter your address in their online shopping to find out if your store has it. More details are here.
SuperValu – offers click and collect throughout the Republic. It is available at these stores. From our research they charge €3 or €4 for this service.
Aldi - launched click and collect in 2021. They now offer it at 20 stores including in Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Cork. They charge €6.49 for the service. See list of stores here.
Dunnes – it's offered at Ashbourne, Portlaoise, Longford Town, Thurles, Jetland Limerick, Ballyhooley Rd Cork, Sligo & Clonmel. There appears to eb no charge for it currently (September 2022).
Dunnes' also click and collect with a difference. You can phone in your order in as opposed to ordering online. This service is currently free. For more information click here