Snow forces supermarkets to cancel Scot's online shopping
The early winter blizzards barely left a sprinkling of now on softy Londoners, but dumped a metric fuckton of the stuff in Scotland. Those who managed to survive being trapped in their homes and cars by eating their own children now have bigger problems to face, namely all online shopping being suspended by the supermarkets.
Both Sainsbury's and Tesco have confirmed they have stopped taking orders online, with Tesco stating that any further orders could not be guaranteed to be delivered in time for Christmas. According to avid Bitterwallet reader Paul, 60,000 emails went out last Thursday alone to Scottish customers.
"This is due to the adverse weather conditions causing a build-up of orders," says the Tesco website. "However, if you have already placed an order we will do our very best to deliver your items as soon as possible."
Tesco's courier company currently has a two week backlog it is attempting to clear before Christmas day. Other online retailers are also struggling to make deliveries because of the adverse weather, including Amazon - although Scotland isn't necessarily their biggest issue right now.
Not that the Scots are huge fans of Amazon anyway - it's been reported that the retailer has been cutting short the shifts of night workers as they worked, stranding many of them at their Inverclyde warehouse, unpaid, until public transport resumed the following morning.