Tesco to restrict online orders to 80 items per household

Tesco has announced that it has stepped up measures to avert customers stockpiling products – meaning essential items are more likely to reach more people.

The UK’s largest retailer is limiting new online shopping orders to 80 items following a surge in order sizes amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Tesco revealed that a typical online order before the outbreak was around 60 items but more recently, many orders were exceeding 100 items

A statement from Tesco read: “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, instead of shopping online, so that we can start to free up more slots for the more vulnerable.

“We’re looking at every opportunity to increase the number of slots available and by introducing a limit of 80 items per online order we’ll be able to get more orders onto each van, helping us to ensure all customers can get the essentials they need.”