The optimum day for delivery of perishable fresh foods and groceries is the day before Christmas Eve so this is the most sought after day. Slots on other days close to Christmas are also being snapped up.
Ocado is to charge a premium of £9.99 for the seasonal delivery slots. Even holders of its “Smart Pass” deal for regular shoppers will have to pay the premium charge. A further condition is the demand for £80 minimum order.
Ocado has promised to release more slots, although you will need to continually check the website.
Waitrose.com, where delivery is free with a minimum order of £50, slots have been snapped up.