Tesco is one of the biggest firms when it comes to retail and e-commerce and we are also seeing unprecedented times in this COVID-19 outbreak where firms have been struggling to bridge the gap between demand and supply. This is the reason why likes of Amazon, Walmart, Target and others have started to deliver only essential items to its customers even though there might be a demand for the non-essential items because they just can’t deliver everything due to unprecedented demand and its workers also taking a leave due to coronavirus fears.
Now, a new announcement has been made by Tesco as it says that the online orders that can be placed from them have been limited to just 80 items per customer which means that you can only order that many items be it in a single order or multiple ones. It is known that “supermarket home deliveries usually contain fewer than 60 products but some worried shoppers have been placing orders of more than 100”.
Therefore, Tesco has decided that it is time to stop the hoarding of products and it is essential that the items are available to those who are also in need so limiting the items people can buy is the best possible way. It also says that this is done also to “reach more customers with more deliveries”, “more orders on to each van, helping us to ensure all customers can get the essentials they need”
Tesco spokesperson added that “We know that it’s difficult to get a delivery slot for online shopping at the moment due to high demand, and we ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so so that we can start to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.” Tesco has also revealed they have deployed car park marshals to manage crowds and keep people safe from the virus.