Asda has today announced that shoppers can pre-book their festive food delivery as early as next week, marking the earliest that slots have ever been available.
From October 3, Asda’s Delivery Pass members can book a grocery delivery or click and collect slot online at Asda.com or via the app, with all other customers able to reserve their slot from 10 October – two weeks earlier than in 2022.
The retailer said it was making over one million home delivery and click and collect slots available in the week leading up to Christmas, with Christmas Eve slots open for bookings from December 20.
ASDA’s turkey pre-order service will be available when the first delivery slots open, with last orders taken on December 14.
The supermarket giant said it had opened up delivery slots earlier this year to make it easier for consumers to spread the cost of the big day amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
Asda’s latest Income Tracker shows that despite improvements on inflation figures, disposable income continues to fall for 60% of UK households compared to the same time last year.
Senior vice president of ecommerce, Simon Gregg, said: “We know that customers are thinking about ways they can spread the cost of Christmas this year, so to help these shoppers get a head start with preparations we’re releasing our delivery slots earlier than ever, and with over one million slots available in Christmas week we’re confident that shoppers will be able to secure their preferred delivery slot.”