How Do I Order Meat Online?
If you are new to ordering meat online and don't know where to start, your first step should always be to look for a reputable online meat supplier who can offer you the diversity and the meat range you crave.
The average online meat supplier usually specialises in a certain type/source of meat i.e. British pork or Argentinean steak. Depending on your preference you can begin your search focusing on the type of meats you are interested in. However if you are interested in buying meat in bulk, finding a supplier who can cater to your needs - without breaking the bank - is important.
I've found a quality site - what do I do next?
It is important once you have found a quality meat online supplier that you get to grips with their delivery process. For instance, where do they deliver to? Do they have a delivery charge?
Most online meat suppliers will charge a small fee for the delivery of their meats, especially if they are delivering your beef, pork or chicken chilled (not frozen). Specialist chilling technology will be required to ensure that your meat remains fresh and loses none of its goodness.
However, you will encounter some online meat suppliers who will also add a surplus charge depending on where you live. This is usually down to the fact that extra care and precautions are needed to guarantee that your meat stays chilled.
Fortunately, when you buy meat online most meat suppliers will offer you a discount/free delivery when you exceed a certain order amount, as well as a quality assured guarantee.
Are you getting value for your money?
We have all got our own preferences when it comes to weights: kg, lbs and ounces; however understanding how your order compares to other suppliers in terms of value for money can prove incredibly useful.
Should you get the chance to compare prices, or find an online meat supplier that lists the prices of their competition on their website, we definitely recommend you take a look. You never know what lucrative deals you might come across that could improve your buy meat online ordering experience.
Just be careful to check out their comparison disclaimer and see how often they update these prices. If they do it once a week, you can feel fairly confident you are comparing the most up-to-date prices.
Placing your order
Buying meat online is relatively straight forward, and doesn't differ that much from general orders. However, to give you an example on how to buy meat online successfully, most sites involve the following:
Once you find your preferred beef, pork or chicken cut, you should be able to order meat directly on the page. Here you will be offered weight and quantity options for the product that once you confirm will be added to your basket.
The checkout will be your last opportunity to remove items, increase quantities etc before you buy, so make sure you have got everything you want and proceed to the next stage.
This stage will simply involve: putting in your account details, inputting any discount codes you have been offered and reviewing how your order will be delivered. Here you should be able to offer an alternative delivery address and your preferred delivery day if you are ordering in advance.