Lidl ‘to launch online delivery service’ allowing customers finally shop from home



LIDL customers may soon be able to order their shopping from home and get it delivered to their door.
The discounter is currently advertising for a new digital project manager that will head up a “new online platform” and be tasked with “driving online sales”.
1 Lidl shoppers may soon be able to buy their food through an appCredit: Getty – Contributor
Back in June this year, bosses told The Grocer how it was “actively exploring” the possibility of launching online shopping.
The job ad published on its website would suggest that the retailer is one step closer to making it a reality for customers.
But the role description is vague so we’ve asked Lidl for more information, although it’s keeping pretty tight-lipped on the project.
A “new online platform” suggests that the retailer may be planning to launch an app which will let you shop at the store using your phone.
Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shopSAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Hannah Maundrell, editor of Money.co.uk, about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:

Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy  more food if your tummy is rumbling
Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
Check the small print –  It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards

Or it could mean that Lidl is working on upgrading its website to allow a digital shopping service.
It’s also not clear whether the supermarket will adopt a similar approach to online shopping to its rival, Aldi.
German supermarket Aldi offers online delivery on some of its Specialbuy products, its everyday collection range, as well as on wines and spirits.
But customers still need to visit their local store to pick up their groceries.
Lidl may also be exploring the possibility of selling wine directly to customers via its Facebook “winebot” service, which offers shoppers advice.
Alternatively, it may offer a full grocery delivery service like some of its bigger competitors, such as Asda and Sainsbury’s.
In term of the new role, the successful candidate will be based in Lidl’s UK head office in Wimbledon and will work closely with the head of ecommerce, Louise Weise, who joined the team in July.
The Sun has contacted Lidl for comment.

Lidl also announced that it is to open 40 new stores in a move that will create 1,500 new jobs.
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