Winter 2012 UPDATE
7525 Distribution website is no longer working. I have not heard anything from the company, so putting two and two together it looks like they are no longer trading. I will be trying another company soon that deliver groceries from the UK to France, so keep a look out for my next post on UK Grocery Deliveries to France.
Autumn 2011 UPDATE
7525 Distribution: ”We regret we have had to suspend our service at the moment”
Paul from 7525 Distribution has informed me that they are having problems the UK end, hence why they have suspended their grocery services. This does not mean that they will no longer do the UK grocery to France run – they are just trying to find a solution. They will be informing me as soon as they are up and running again.
I have been living in SW France for three and a half years now. I have not lived in the UK for a long while, previously living in America, Holland and working on luxury motor yachts which took me all over the Mediterranenan and Caribbean.
Times have been tough with the recession and the awful exchange rates. I came to France to live the French way, just as I had done when living in America and Holland. Never did I think I would order my groceries from the UK!
7525 Distribution are a new company, a shopping delivery service between the United Kingdom and France. They deliver in my area, so I thought why not. I registered with them and found out when their next delivery date was in my area, the Lot-et-Garonne in SW France.
It is very easy, you register with a retailer below who 7525 Distribution have a working relationship with:
You place your order online, pay and get the retailer to deliver to 7525 Distribution at their address in the UK on the delivery date 7525 Distribution supply you with. Within 48 hours of the UK delivery, you will have your order in France.
I ordered my grocery items which also included magazines, CD’s, bed linen and cookware from Tesco. I ordered all the specials, multi-buys, buy one get one free etc. and saved £70 off my Tesco order. 363 items in my basket and £400 later, I placed my order and waited for my goodies to arrive.
The day of the delivery arrived and I met Paul, 7525 Distribution at a delivery point 10km from our home. Good job we took the Land Rover as there would have been no way this order would have fitted in my little Daihatsu! The delivery charge was 20% of my total order = £80 which includes UK VAT. Very reasonable I thought as I know there are other delivery companies that operate in the area charging considerably more than this, plus the delivery point was so close and convenient to my home.
I got home and it took me several hours to unpack 8 large boxes full of groceries, along with several bags of fresh items. I checked the items off my order list and everything was in order – a very happy lady I was
On my next outing to the local hypermarket, I took my Tesco order with me to compare prices, just to see how much money I had saved. For items that I could not get the equivalent to here in France, I used a British Grocery website that delivers to France and used their prices.
My total order from Tesco including the delivery charge from 7525 Distribution was £480. To buy the same/equivalent items in France EXCLUDING DELIVERY was €976.14. Half the price!!
Am I going to use this service again – you betcha!
7525 Distribution not only deliver groceries from the UK, but also electrical and “brown” goods.
These are their current routes in France, but this is growing.