A year ago, going out for weekly or monthly grocery shopping was not a big deal. We could step out, shop amidst the crowded markets or supermarkets, and come home with bags full of food and grocery items. However, within a span of a few months, the global pandemic changed our lives upside down. Now, with an absolutely different lifestyle and public space norms, we are compelled to adapt to a number of new habits and practices.
Using online shopping apps for purchasing various kinds of products and needful items is just one of those hundreds of our new habits. A lot of online grocery shopping apps have made space in our daily lives. In this article, we are going to talk about the best online grocery apps that you can use during COVID-19. So, here goes the list.
It was started in 2015 that initially covered just a small portion of Dubai Marina. Later it spread its services to most parts of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. The app offers an easy-to-use interface where you can begin looking for nearby supermarkets by simply adding your address. You can select the store as per your need or choice and then go ahead selecting the items you wish to buy. The app has a minimum order limit of AED 20 to avail of free delivery. You choose from the many options of payment like cash or card, online or offline payment. You can even track your order
and expect your delivery after over an hour. Instashop can be surely counted as a trustworthy COVID-19 app as it is helping solve their daily grocery buying issues.
This online grocery shopping app came into being in 2015. It delivers across the UAE in some of the very famous cities like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, Ajman, and Sharjah. It deals in a variety of items like organic fruits & veggies, tropical and exotic fruits, fresh juices, dairy products, canned food items, nuts, chocolates, seafood, and a variety of frozen items. The app charges a minimal amount of 35 AED for orders less than 150 AED. It makes use of climate-controlled vans to store and transport the grocery items safely.
Union Coop, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UAE also has its grocery delivery app. It offers over 26,000 varieties of products on its app. After downloading the app, you can complete the registration process using the Union Coop Tamayaz card. The app allows you to view the shopping history of up to the last 10 purchases so that you can repeat your order as and when required. The app gives you opportunities to earn points and rewards that you can use later.
Waitrose & Partners
It is another popular supermarket for British expats in the UAE that also has a grocery delivery app. It has a very simple user interface where you can easily sign in, view your order, review the cart, and add new items to it. The members of this app can avail themselves of all the offers that they usually get in the store. The app has no minimum order limit and you can choose the preferred delivery slot as per your convenience throughout the 7 days of the week. The Waitrose & Partners deliver in some selected locations only such as Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. You can do a prior check of delivery to your address on the app. It is indeed one of the most useful
One of the best grocery delivery apps, Lulu Hypermarket offers a hassle-free shopping experience across the UAE. It is a hub of a huge variety of food and dairy items that offers an easy-to-use search bar where you can type in your groceries and other food items. This app also offers you the benefit of scheduling your delivery.
This app claims to have a large catalog of items crossing over the 40,000 mark. It delivers the best quality products from some of the very famous stores in Dubai like Al Maya and Aswaaq. It provides a convenient user interface including a ‘personal aisle’ on the app. It also notifies its customers of the weekly and monthly retailer promotions on grocery items to help them buy their awaited grocery items at the best deals.
COVID-19 made us do and try a number of things, online shopping being one of them. Having the ease of getting food and grocery at our doorsteps is one of the most beneficial things of today’s technology. While we are still to overcome this global pandemic, we must not stop our daily tasks and seek alternatives to do away with troubles.