AN entrepreneur has launched a one-stop website where shoppers can check whether any supermarket delivery slots are available.

Software expert Jason Moore, 22, initially set up Shopping Slot to see when food could be delivered for himself, friends and family.

But he has since expanded and meaning anyone in the country can check for free whether giants Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda or Iceland have times available all in one place.

He has been joined in the venture by Sabrina Stocker who made it through to the dreaded interview stage of hit BBC show The Apprentice in 2018.

At the moment, users can pay 99p to then receive an email alert when a slot does become available, or £4.99 for it to be booked for them.

The team are looking to move towards a text message subscription service rather than emails, and want to raise money to purchase software which would allow them to validate whether any user is elderly or vulnerable to allow them to use it for free.

They also want other shops who offer delivery to come forward so they can be listed for appropriate people.

Mr Moore, who lives in Mile End, Colchester, said: “The weekend before last I, like everybody else, was struggling to shopping slots available.”I initially set up the website for me and used it to help family and friends.

“But I started building it up so it worked in a better way.

“I have been doing some marketing by searching on social media for people who cannot get slots and asking them to give it a try.

“There has been negative feedback but I am really not looking to exploit anyone.

“It does cost money to do something like this but you can use the free service.

“Nothing is hidden and I really wanted to build something good and make it free for people who are elderly and vulnerable.”

The system works by bots sending jobs to all the supermarket websites and returning their results to Mr Moore’s site.

“I have spoken to somebody in the technical department at Tesco and they think it is a good idea,” he said.

“The problem is, they are too busy at the moment to make anything a bit more streamlined.”

Mr Moore said Iceland seemed to be releasing slots each afternoon, but there was not a pattern to the other supermarkets.

The tech whizz set up a business called Turbo Takeaways when he was 18 which used to provide fast food meals delivered to people, as well as other small orders from shops.

“I have a full-time job but I am working on this at weekends, in the morning and in the evening,” he said.

“It is comparable to a site which alerts you if a driving test has been cancelled.”