I'm not particularly fussy when it comes to where I do my food shops, although I would say that Tesco is probably where I shop the most regularly due to their 'price drop' deals. Me and my boyfriend were shopping in Sainsbury's a few days ago and picked up one of their free leaflets which had a number of discount codes for first time online shoppers. There was £10 off £50 and £15 off £80 so I decided to do a big online shop as a fifteen quid discount is hard to turn down! Having never used the Sainsbury's online grocery website before, it did take me a little while to get used to the layout and search options but I soon got used to it. The first thing that I needed to do upon reaching the Sainsbury's online groceries home page was enter my post code to check that they delivered to my area. This was a simple process and it took less than 20 seconds to find out.The next thing I needed to do was browse the different sections of the site to find what I wanted. There are a number of different sections (the online equivillant of aisles) which are marked clearly. There's a frozen section, food cupboard section and so on. Once you click on the section that you would like to browse, it will take you to a new page which has a list of different foods, for example if you click onto the food cupboard tab you will be greeted with a list including cereal, canned fish/meat, oils, etc. Once you decide what you want, eg oil, you simply click this option and you will be greeted with a page with a list of the different types of oil. You then need to select the type you would like and you will be directed to yet another page, this one being the page with the prices and the ability to add a product to your trolley. The layout is simple once you get used to it, but as there are so many options and different pictures I found it a little overwhelming at first, however I do like that they put the products that are on offer at the top so they are easily visible. I didn't realise this until around ten minutes into doing my shopping, but on the right hand side near the top of the page there is a search bar. This is a much quicker way of finding what you want.
The shopping basket is on the right hand side and as you add items to your trolley it lists them. There is the option to delete an item from the basket or increase the quantity of an item. As I chose a lot of products on offer, I was confused as to why under the 'savings' heading it said £0.00 when I knew I must of saved at least £20 in deals. After a lot of fiddling about I realised that in order for the savings show up you need to book a delivery slot. Delivery slots cost £6.75 on orders below £40 no matter what time your shopping is delivered. Shopping over £100 is entitled to free delivery which I think is good and shopping between £40 and £99 can be delivered for between £3.75 and £5.75 depending on the time of day you get it delivered. Mornings are more expensive while evenings (after 7pm ish) are the cheapest. I feel that the delivery charge is reasonable and I paid £3.