When Grocery Shopping Meets Technology – Is It Right For You?
When Grocery Shopping Meets Technology – Is It Right For You?

For anyone who follows technology and the growing number of disruptive apps designed to revolutionize modern commerce, it should come as no surprise that grocery shopping would eventually become a target for this type of project. Now that food can be delivered on-command, there’s really no reason why groceries shouldn’t become the next delivery service available to consumers.

Major players have already made their mark in this competitive arena. Heard of Instacart or Shipt? These are two of the more popular app-based grocery delivery services available to consumers today. While the benefits of these apps are easy to see, you may still be wondering whether or not the service is actually a match for your needs. With that in mind, here are a few ideas you may wish to think about before enrolling in an online grocery delivery service.

The Basics of Online Grocery Delivery

Just like food delivery services such as Uber Eats or DoorDash, app-based grocery delivery relies on fast service and transparency in order to ensure that curious users become loyal customers. On a basic level, this means that consumers actually feel comfortable ordering groceries through an app and are confident that the items they receive are in good condition and have not been tampered with.

If you are deciding whether or not to try out an app-based grocery delivery service, some of the factors you may wish to look for in the app include:

  • Opportunities to receive a refund if a shipment does not meet your expectations.
  • Special handling instructions for perishable, temperature-sensitive goods such as raw meat.
  • Real-time tracking of your shipment.
  • Opportunities to leave special instructions for delivery drivers.
  • Feedback channels.

Bridging the Trust Divide

For many individuals, the idea that someone has unsupervised access to their food can be very nerve-wracking, and for good reason. After all, if a driver choose to tamper with food, this could result in serious illness or even death to the customer. The companies behind these apps seek to diminish these fears by carefully vetting their drivers and ensuring that customers have the opportunity to leave extensive feedback.

As a general rule, customers should look for these features before deciding on which app to use. If a service doesn’t offer this degree of transparency and clarity, there’s a good chance that you should steer clear.

Grocery Shopping and Pricing

Finally, you should compare the fees associated with these apps in order to make sure that you are comfortable with the additional expenses attached to this service. For some users, the prices associated with delivery are perfectly acceptable. Others, however, may choose to continue with standard grocery pickup after reviewing this information. Ultimately, it is up to you!

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