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300bt ??? For a online shop ?

More like a BMW Fleet for all CE* tongue.png

You obviously dont realize what it takes for a large corporation to implement something of this magnitude. So much research and development goes into it. A company like Tesco cant just hire a freelancer from online.

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Nice, but as usual the ENG doesn't work properly. Luckily there are pictures wai2.gif Will be using that when they offer services in Bangplee.

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To be honest i am having a hard time even finding the home page.I would like to check it out as I have a friend who is sometimes house-bound and also can't carry heavy packages.Sounds like a great service for 60 baht.Do they deliver the Mont Clair wine casks as well?

I didnt see any booze sold on the online page. Link is here: http://shoponline.tescolotus.com

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Smart move. You can bypass their rude employees.

The only thing I would be concerned about is they would unload their older merchandise on you.

Its managed by Falang who want to be the leaders.

Can't see the mum and pop stores being happy about this!

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Great Idea ..Absolutely ..

And its Dam easy to see why its working so well . If you are in Town ..How do you get back with all that Stuff ??

Tesco is great I reckon ..and I will certainly use this , makes really good sense .

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Is this a late April Fool story?

The online shopping website is hidden so well that it takes real determination to even find it, then the english language only partially works, the images are tiny and dont zoom or expand, the whole website has a real amateur feel to it.

I make a living from building catalog websites, if I was the person who built this i'd give up and start looking for another job.

I have yet to see any Thai website that both works, has no errors, and is up to date.

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I have yet to see any Thai website that both works, has no errors, and is up to date.

I've noticed the same thing. The government and school ones are the worst.
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Smart move. You can bypass their rude employees.

The only thing I would be concerned about is they would unload their older merchandise on you.

Its managed by Falang who want to be the leaders.

Can't see the mum and pop stores being happy about this!

They want to expand their business if that means being a leader then I suppose it fits.

I still think it's a smart move.

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To be honest i am having a hard time even finding the home page.I would like to check it out as I have a friend who is sometimes house-bound and also can't carry heavy packages.Sounds like a great service for 60 baht.Do they deliver the Mont Clair wine casks as well?

I didnt see any booze sold on the online page. Link is here: http://shoponline.tescolotus.com

Delivery of cold beer could make them a fortune.

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Is this a late April Fool story?

The online shopping website is hidden so well that it takes real determination to even find it, then the english language only partially works, the images are tiny and dont zoom or expand, the whole website has a real amateur feel to it.

I make a living from building catalog websites, if I was the person who built this i'd give up and start looking for another job.

I have yet to see any Thai website that both works, has no errors, and is up to date.

Yes, I had a look at the UK Tesco site - isn't it funny that the Thai one is so much worse? I wonder how or why a company like Tesco didn't make sure it was at least as good; I agree the descriptions should be in English, but when you click on products they do show a larger image with English. I don't how web design works but couldn't Tesco have hired the same team to do their Thai site?

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I have had no issues with the web site and consider it one of the best sites I have seen in Thailand - the language is Thai but most items do have a current photo so not hard to navigate and click on enlarges image and provides more information with some in English. Much better than the new Bangkok Bank site where the font will not enlarge with browser control so too small to read.

As for delivery have used and it is a refrigerated truck designed for such delivery service. As for freshness have not had any issue and you accept or reject at time of delivery in any case - you are not charged until delivery has been confirmed.

I likely will normally shop in store but find it rather pleasant to find what I want on computer and not have to run cart around the phone time in the middle of the aisle shoppers and stand in check-out lines and for some elderly it will be ideal.

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I used this service three times last month and time of delivery was well within the 2 hour window specified. Very good website and at 60 baht less cost than a taxi.

But how many Thai's shop online and would even consider this service? Just trying to find anything in this country online is impossible, no less trying to buy anything online.

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I used this service three times last month and time of delivery was well within the 2 hour window specified. Very good website and at 60 baht less cost than a taxi.

But how many Thai's shop online and would even consider this service? Just trying to find anything in this country online is impossible, no less trying to buy anything online.

I think shopping on line has finally arrived in Thailand. Ordered a new phone on Lazada yesterday afternoon. It arrived by courier this afternoon out in the sticks near Chiang Mai. Great service, & only had to pay cash on delivery. A couple of years ago, shopping on line was a pain in the a$$. Had to make a cash payment in a bank & email scan of deposit. slip. 7-11 also have a shop on line for consumer goods. Hopefully Amazon will open her soon biggrin.png

But personally, I wouldn't shop for food on line.

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Might give it a go.

As long as giving them 1020b for a 520b bill makes them scratch their heads, then remove their socks as they begin adding and subtracting, in order to make the process genuine.

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I used this service three times last month and time of delivery was well within the 2 hour window specified. Very good website and at 60 baht less cost than a taxi.

But how many Thai's shop online and would even consider this service? Just trying to find anything in this country online is impossible, no less trying to buy anything online.

I think . Ordered a new phone on Lazada yesterday afternoon. It arrived by courier this afternoon out in the sticks near Chiang Mai. Great service, & only had to pay cash on delivery. A couple of years ago, shopping on line was a pain in the a$$. Had to make a cash payment in a bank & email scan of deposit. slip. 7-11 also have a shop on line for consumer goods. Hopefully Amazon will open her soon biggrin.png

But personally, I wouldn't shop for food on line.

You must be joking right? Either you have been here to long, or you have been here waaaaaay to long. The main way to advertise anything here in Thailand is through a loud speaker, mounted to a pickup truck (Ute). This is the example I use when I see statements like, "shopping on line has finally arrived in Thailand"

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Shopping online will only have arrived in Thailand when there is a www.amazon.co.th website, with a similar number of products as in other countries.

It's a long way away.

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I used this service three times last month and time of delivery was well within the 2 hour window specified. Very good website and at 60 baht less cost than a taxi.

But how many Thai's shop online and would even consider this service? Just trying to find anything in this country online is impossible, no less trying to buy anything online.

I think . Ordered a new phone on Lazada yesterday afternoon. It arrived by courier this afternoon out in the sticks near Chiang Mai. Great service, & only had to pay cash on delivery. A couple of years ago, shopping on line was a pain in the a$$. Had to make a cash payment in a bank & email scan of deposit. slip. 7-11 also have a shop on line for consumer goods. Hopefully Amazon will open her soon biggrin.png

But personally, I wouldn't shop for food on line.

You must be joking right? Either you have been here to long, or you have been here waaaaaay to long. The main way to advertise anything here in Thailand is through a loud speaker, mounted to a pickup truck (Ute). This is the example I use when I see statements like, "shopping on line has finally arrived in Thailand"

there is a lot you can buy online in thailand. sold by thai companies.

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30 delivery vans in Bangkok traffic. You could be waiting a loooooooong time for your groceries!

You can be sure that they are not refers and there will be plenty of sour dairy products and thawed frozen foods on daytime deliveries. What is going to happen if you take delivery and the driver leaves and you find some item(s) missing? There is nobody to corroborate it because the driver certainly isn't going to wait around. Only good thing is that Tesco has a no questions asked return policy. Not sure if that policy extends to items not delivered because there is nothing to return or exchange.

The biggest worry is if the picker sees a non-Thai name you are in for the worst and oldest perishable items from the produce and meat departments, dented cans (which can be prone to botulism), etc.

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I have had no issues with the web site and consider it one of the best sites I have seen in Thailand - the language is Thai but most items do have a current photo so not hard to navigate and click on enlarges image and provides more information with some in English. Much better than the new Bangkok Bank site where the font will not enlarge with browser control so too small to read.

As for delivery have used and it is a refrigerated truck designed for such delivery service. As for freshness have not had any issue and you accept or reject at time of delivery in any case - you are not charged until delivery has been confirmed.

I likely will normally shop in store but find it rather pleasant to find what I want on computer and not have to run cart around the phone time in the middle of the aisle shoppers and stand in check-out lines and for some elderly it will be ideal.

So you are shopping in Thai language? Are the expiration dates shown? Do you order weighed items by volume or price? Are the prices shown? Can you compare unit costs online in Thai language? Can you read the labels in Thai to make sure no allergic ingredients such as MSG exist? Do the drivers speak English or are you faced with alaina?

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