Online grocery sales on a rise

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An online grocer is either supermarket or grocery store that allows online ordering, or a standalone e-commerce service that includes grocery items. The online ordering is executed through e-commerce websites or mobile apps. Online grocery shopping is a method of buying food and other household goods using a web-based shopping service.

 

Over the next few years, some of them overcame economic hardship to remain strong in the market, and today there are various online grocery retailers. Online grocery shopping is a profitable idea and will proceed to grow in popularity. During the Covid-19 pandemic, more people than ever are purchasing online to stock their pantries. 

 

BENEFITS OF ONLINE GROCERY SHOPS 

 

Online ordering usually provides you with the alternative of having either home delivery or store collection. This makes the service very effective and convenient. With an 18-hour delivery window to choose from, seven days a week, you can easily match your grocery shopping around your other responsibilities. Shopping online means that you have saved spending on gas and parking rates. You will have time to browse all the special offers as you put your grocery order together. The other few benefits are given below-

  1. You can request your groceries anytime, 24/7.
  2. Delivery is to your kitchen or regional locker with e-shopping.
  3. Choose a 1 or 2-hour time-slot for comfort.
  4. Stores send sufficient quality and freshness to minimise complaints.
  5. Able to avoid the annoyance of crowds and parking queues.
  6. Get the nicest prices; browse offers online at your leisure time.

 

To know more about the benefits of online shopping, click on these links:

https://www.foodtown.com/articles/advantages-online-grocery-shopping

https://thedinnerdaily.com/5-benefits-of-online-grocery-shopping/

https://thejunctionllc.com/advantages-online-grocery-shopping/

https://cedcommerce.com/blog/start-online-grocery-store/

 

WHY IS IT IN TREND?

 

Government policies to avoid the spread of the coronavirus have dramatically boosted the demand for online grocery shopping. Previously, only about 7% of people in Western countries did their food shopping online. But, due to the pandemic, unexpectedly stores were expected to deliver to more than 90% of homes. 

This has resulted in the emergence of new online groceries shops in the market. 

Read these articles to know more:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanabandoim/2020/03/06/coronavirus-increases-demand-for-online-grocery-shopping-as-retailers-struggle-to-keep-up/#2a4c5361761a

https://www.supermarketnews.com/online-retail/online-grocery-sales-grow-40-2020

http://www.fruitnet.com/fpj/article/181662/online-grocery-sales-set-to-rise-by-a-third

http://www.retail4growth.com/news/covid-19-online-grocery-market-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-2063-4966

 

Read some general updates and trends here:

https://redseer.com/newsletters/online-grocery-market-updates/

https://tradebrains.in/online-grocery-market-india/

 

WANT TO START YOUR ONLINE GROCERY STORE?

 

If you want to start your online grocery store, then read the following articles to get an idea about where to start:

https://www.fatbit.com/fab/setting-online-grocery-business-2020-need-know/

https://www.infigic.com/blog/how-to-start-online-grocery-store/

 

Here are some links to understand the business model of online grocery stores:

https://hackernoon.com/business-model-of-online-grocery-business-how-it-can-make-money-3hcu33mo

https://medium.com/@chiragm984/types-of-business-model-online-grocery-delivery-companies-can-consider-c22e6c8d0b40

 

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