Sainsbury's in CRISIS – web site down, shopping undelivered, thousands at risk of starvation

Internet, Web 2.0, Websites

Sainsburys’ web site has broken. The shopping portal is currently redirecting to a “Service Unavailable” message, accompanied by a nice stock photograph of two lemons (pictured). The site went down on Tuesday night, with the problem ruining the dinner plans of the chain’s online shoppers.

Around 10,000 people who have booked deliveries have been left without their shopping, facing the terrifying prospect of having to carry orange plastic bags home themselves for once. Here’s the moment of shame captured for posterity:


So if you’ve booked an online delivery, not only will they have mysteriously run out of all the two-for-one offers advertised on the web site and replaced all your Kellogg’s Fruit & Fibre with Sainsbury’s Whole Wheat Flakes, you’ll also have to rebook your delivery.

This in no minor inconvenience, it’s a SHAMBLES that brings into question the very notion of relying on the internet for your survival.

(Via The Independent)

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