From February 2nd Click & Collect orders under £30 from Tesco Direct, its site for non-food products, will come with a £2 surcharge, moving it in line with Grocery Click & Collect, which already charges (typically £4) for orders under £40.
Why the new surcharge?
Officially Tesco say it is necessary to ensure the service “remains sustainable for the future.” i.e. they need to ensure it isn’t losing money as I read that not as many people using the service to collect are adding more impulse/in-store purchases to their baskets.
As a regular Tesco On-Line Grocery shopper I can say for certain that I spend a lot less when I shop on line than when I venture into a store!