United Wholesale Grocers

Source: UWS

UWS is expecting to process over 250,000 orders a week via the app

  • Customers can order, pay and arrange delivery for food and goods using the Drinksorted app

  • There is no minimum spend and prices on the app are the same as in store


United Wholesale Scotland has teamed up with Drinksorted to enable its retailers to offer home delivery.

UWS said 1,500 Day-Today, USave and independent convenience stores will be able to offer customers the opportunity to order, pay and arrange delivery for food and goods on the Drinksorted app.

The wholesaler said it was looking to process more than 250,000 orders each month with an average basket spend of £22.

The platform, originally designed to deliver alcoholic drinks to consumers within one hour, has three mobile apps: one for customers, one for delivery drivers and one for store owners.

There is no minimum spend and prices of goods are the same as in store. Retailers retain control over pricing and offers, however there will be a blanket £3.99 delivery charge per order.

“Scotland’s convenience stores are at the heart of their local communities, and throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have continued supplying them to ensure they can provide groceries for their customers,” said UWS MD Chris Gallacher.

“With the addition of the Drinksorted app, it will make our retailers even more convenient for customers with quick delivery of essential items without them leaving their homes. It also ensures local stores can take a slice of the online grocery shopping spend from the big supermarkets in the UK, which is the fastest growing purchase channel in terms of value and growth.”