Given the current situation, there has been an overwhelming surge in the demand for essential goods. So naturally, the search for grocery delivery apps tends to be on the rise. However, the lack of infrastructure to cope up with these demands led to online grocers scrambling to fulfill orders. Thankfully, several other companies have stepped up to start developing grocery delivery apps to help sustain the demand.
From Swiggy and Zomato to Dominos, many companies are now delivering groceries across the country in a bid to meet the massive demand.
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Swiggy is offering delivery of groceries and household essentials to over 125 cities. The service is available on the Swiggy app under the ‘Grocery’ tab. Swiggy has partnered with several national brands and retailers such as HUL, P&G, Godrej, Dabur, Marico, Vishal Mega Mart, Adani Wilmers, Cipla, and many other city-specific stores to supply branded essential products and food items.
Zomato is delivering groceries in over 80 cities in India. The Zomato app now features Zomato Market that lists local grocery stores in an area. Zomato has also partnered with Grofers to deliver Grofers’ orders.
Consumer goods company Marico too has launched its ‘Saffola Store’ on Zomato in Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR for now, through which it is delivering its range of oats and cooking oils to customers. This is also now being expanded to Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, and Ahmedabad.
The digital payments platform launched a new ‘Stores’ section on its app to enable home delivery of groceries and essentials and contactless payments for its users. Users of PhonePe just need to go to the Stores section on the app and click on the ‘currently operational’ and ‘home delivery’ filters to find the nearest operational stores.
Flipkart is selling essentials and household items through its app. This includes food, cleaning supplies, personal care, baby care essentials, pet supplies, among others. Flipkart has also partnered with Spencers Retail for hyperlocal deliveries of groceries and essentials starting with a pilot in Hyderabad where consumers will be able to order groceries and essentials from the Spencers store on the Flipkart app. The orders will be collected from a set of chosen sample stores across Hyderabad by Flipkart executives and delivered to the customer’s doorstep in a timely and hygienic manner.
E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal is delivering essentials in 96 cities covering more than 15,000 pin codes. Apart from metro cities, the list also covers smaller cities like Agra, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jalandhar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kota, Nashik, Patna, Raipur, Surat, etc.
It is currently delivering essential goods in high demand and includes grocery items like rice, tea, coffee, atta, etc. Snapdeal has tied up with local grocers and wholesalers to make fast intra-city deliveries. It is also tying up with local Kisan Mandis in metro cities so that staples like pulses, salt, sugar, cooking oil and other packaged food items like biscuits, juices can be made available locally.