Tesco Direct To Cease Trading

Tesco Direct To Cease Trading

WOW! What a shocker! Tesco Direct is to be no-more. The Online Store owned by Tesco, is to cease trading on 9th July 2018. The shock announcement comes after a review of the non-food trader.

Unfortunately, the closure of Tesco Direct will result in the risk of 500 workers losing their jobs.

Will this affect Tesco Groceries? It's looking like Groceries and Non-Food Products will be available eventually from one online platform. Tesco Groceries will remain unchanged at present.

Here's the official statement from Charles Wilson, Tesco’s UK and Ireland Boss: "We want to offer our customers the ability to buy groceries and non-food products in one place and that’s why we are focusing our investment into one online platform. ‘This decision has been a very difficult one to make, but it is an essential step towards establishing a more sustainable non-food offer and growing our business for the future."

What does this mean for ongoing orders? Orders may take 2-5 days now, and further delays may occur, but you will be notified if this is the case, by Customer Service.

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  • Nikita P.

    Good. I stopped using tesco direct when they added all the other retailers.

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    • Andrena D.

      snap! We used them for ordering gifts at xmas in work ....NIGHTMARE!

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      • Lisa B.

        And me

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      • Michelle M.

        Gutted! I love a Tesco bargain!

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        • Damien M.

          There going too COMBINE!!!! Groceries and tesco direct. So a complete new platform.... so it aint really going anywhere. Only temporary till the new playform is up.. if people read it does state this.

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          • Rebbecca G.

            Good good :)

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            • Neil W.

              I read a more extensive article earlier and whilst it did say that some non food items would be on Tesco.com, it would be limited so not everything would be on there

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              • Damien M.

                Neil Williams aye just spoken to a old manager of mine whom is a tesco manager. Said it will just be products that can be purchased in-store.

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                • Jules Q.

                  This isn't true, they will only be selling a select range of non food items on the groceries website, I have also read it in depth and it states exactly that. They are making a loss on the Tesco Direct website which is why they are closing it down.

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                • Rachael E.

                  Gutting this :disappointed:hopefully Tesco.com will still stock stuff :disappointed:

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                  • Rachel M.

                    What????!! :scream::scream::scream::scream:

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                    • Jackie B.

                      Am I presuming that childrens uniform and clothing you will still be able to order via Tesco normal website then and potentially have them delivered together at the same time?

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                      • Susan A.

                        im hoping this is the case.....although its not clear though :-(

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                        • Neil W.

                          Apparently items that are sold in store will be available on the website so hopefully

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                          • Annette W.

                            If you are on about the embroidered uniform then that is not effected, we got an email from our school which was from tesco

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                            • Karen P.

                              F and f is completely going from online and will not be merging with tesco.com My manager has just told me this as I work on clothing in store x

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                              • Jackie B.

                                Oh no, our extra store has such limited sizes, generally I always have to order shirts and trousers online as they never seem to have the older ages in store or if they do there is only one of them available!!

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                              • Lian H.

                                That’s a bummer! I get some great toys at good prices from here :grimacing:

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                                • Heather M.

                                  Gosh!I love tesco direct:cry:

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                                  • James M.

                                    They're not going anywhere. Sales spin :wink:

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                                    • Katy L.

                                      Looks like they are just combining into one online trading platform :-)

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                                      • Katie K.

                                        I work for tesco and haven’t heard anything

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                                        • Lisa D.

                                          It’s on sky news It’s very much true

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                                          • Katie K.

                                            just got an email

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                                          • Simon N.

                                            We received email today, they will stop Tesco Direct but in future add more items to standard Tesco site. x

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                                            • Isobel L.

                                              Dont use them very often x

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                                              • Jaye T.

                                                I know, not happy, use it all the time! Xx

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                                                • Alan H.

                                                  I heard that on the radio on the way home. I'm astonished. Apparently it's losing money.

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                                                  • Saffron G.

                                                    Yeah I just found out about it tonight

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                                                    • Christopher E.

                                                      I found out earlier today. Shocked to be honest but i note that tesco.com will handle home,dining and toys orders but deliveries will take longer. What i think is particularly shocking is how quickly they are closing down the direct platform. Really feel for the workers...some 500 odd i read are losing their jobs. I dont know though if any will be redeployed in nearby stores as an alternative to redundancy. Not all receive much money from a redundancy package.

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                                                      • Richard S.

                                                        I don’t know. I saw Cheryl tag you and i thought it was the thing to do when ever you see Tesco Direct..?

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                                                        • Lesley G.

                                                          No!! I have had three orders this week alone. X

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                                                          • Leanne T.

                                                            I know no more shopping online at tescod

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