Tesco has announced it will limit online customers to an 80 item shop to stop panic buying.
In an email sent to customers this morning the supermarket said that they were introducing the latest measure to “increase the number of customers we can safely deliver to”.
It means that from today if customers make a change to an existing online order or place a new order, they’ll only be able to order a maximum of 80 items.
Those that already have an order placed and do not make any changes will able to keep their current basket for that order only.
The supermarket said that “to keep everyone safe” all orders will be bagged.
An email sent to customers reads: “As you know, we’re currently experiencing a very high demand for our delivery and Click+Collect slots.
“We’re doing everything we can to increase the number of customers we can safely deliver to.
“That’s why we’ll be making some changes.
“From today, we’ll be capping the number of items you can add to your online basket to 80.
“This means that if you make a change to an existing tesco.com order or place a new order, you’ll only be able to order a maximum of 80 items.
“To help give everyone access to the essentials, every product will still be limited to a maximum of 3 per customer.
“To help keep everyone safe, you’ll start to see all of your orders arriving bagged.
“This will also limit the amount of time customers and drivers need to spend on the doorstep.
“We’re at full capacity for the next few weeks and we ask those who are able to safely come to stores to do so, instead of shopping online.
“This will help us to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.”
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