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Woolworths, Coles and Amazon delivery: How they stack up

Here's how the delivery services stack up. Images: Getty

As Australians get busier, the appeal of delivery groceries has grown stronger. 

Now, there are several ways to get groceries delivered to your doorstep, with ColesWoolworths and Amazon all offering delivery deals. 

Just as it’s good to shop around when it comes to groceries, it’s also good to see how various grocery delivery platforms stack up.

Woolworths, Coles, Amazon compared by price

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Coles expands its offerings

Coles started selling groceries on UberEats in March at certain Sydney locations, and has since expanded. 

The products include ready-to-eat meals and a number of popular groceries like milk.

eBay and Coles also partnered in March, as Coles tried to take on Woolworths’ delivery dominance. The major selling point was that Coles on eBay offered cheaper prices than it did through Coles Online.

“We are always looking for ways to make life easier for our customers,” said Coles online chief executive, Alister Jordan.

“By partnering with eBay, we are providing our customers another convenient way to access our products and have them delivered straight to their door.”

And in September, Coles announced it would offer 5 per cent off every Coles on eBay shop, with shoppers also able to choose a delivery window.

Woolworths, Coles, Amazon compared by subscription services

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Woolworths in September launched its subscription service, and now estimates anyone using its midweek delivery plan will spend $2.29 per delivery.

And Amazon Australia launched Subscribe & Save in October, offering thousands of household essentials.

“There is nothing worse than running out of your favourite coffee, washing powder, nappies for your newborn, dog food, or toothpaste, and ‘Subscribe and Save’ will help make this a thing of the past,” Amazon Australia country manager Matt Furlong said at the time, naming time and money precious commodities. 

Coles launched Delivery Plus in November, claiming the service would save shoppers $344 over a year. 

“On average, the cost of a Coles Home Delivery window is $10, depending on location, time of day and length of delivery window chosen,” Coles Online general manager Karen Donaldson said.

“Delivery Plus will allow customers who regularly shop online to save hundreds of dollars a year and help them manage their family budget by knowing exactly how much they will pay on Coles Online delivery each month.”

Woolworths, Coles, Amazon compared by delivery times and destination limits

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If you need emergency spaghetti or milk, then UberEats is the best option. For all others, it’s worth comparing the standard delivery times for where you live.

Woolworths, Coles, Amazon compared by their grocery prices 

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If you regular order delivery groceries, then it’s critical that you shop around to always find the best deals and purchase items when they’re on sale.

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