Pros and Cons of Online Grocery Shopping

In recent months, the government has enacted draconian social distancing and lockdown measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. With more people obligated to stay home, such measures have dramatically increased the demand for online grocery shopping. Eventually, more stores have delivered homes and ride-sharing/hailing platforms have introduced grocery delivery service as well in order to meet such demand.

With such a shift in business model comes challenges such as the shortage of drivers and delivery vehicles impacted on the availability of delivery slots. For every problem comes great opportunities for other players to fill in the gap like Book2Wheel, which has temporarily shifted its motorcycle rental service by allowing everyone to book for online grocery delivery with their motorcycle driver-partners taking care of the shopping and delivering.

Food Shopping on the Internet

When ordering groceries online you can make your choices by looking at what’s available to buy without leaving the comfort of your sofa. Many stores have their list of products on their websites so you can just choose and sort your options.

However, you won’t be able to see and feel the actual product as some of these may not look exactly the same from the photo presented online. Having said that, some stores won’t be able to respond to consumer feedback and improvements all the time.

Grocery Delivery Service

Choosing a grocery delivery service would mean that you’re going to hire someone to do the grocery for you. Usually, motorcycle delivery provides the cheaper option but they won’t be able to accommodate a lot of items due to their limited storage space. However, their delivery is expected faster than food delivery vans.

Delivery charges can vary depending on the delivery provider as there would a lot of demand on Fridays and Saturdays. Bear in mind that major public holidays would mean that delivery slots can get booked up in advance. You can avoid excessive delivery charges by booking early and planning your shopping to spend weeks ahead.

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Posted by on Monday, July 27, 2020

No Hassles

Shopping grocery online means no queuing at the checkout to pay, no parking hassles as you search for a space in the parking lot, and no negotiating the in-store crowds if you have to shop at peak times. However, online shopping removes human contact with store staff or other customers so won’t be able to ask questions and do inquiries.

Freshness and Quality

The last thing that a grocery store wants is dissatisfied customers complaining about having received poor quality goods. For delivery service providers they have to balance the guarantee of delivering the order on time while also choosing quality, fresh produce. But when someone else is choosing your grocery items (especially meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables), you will never be able to personally pick out the best in-store yourself.

Save Money

Shopping online means that you will be able to save money spending on gas and parking charges. However, some delivery providers charge more than others so you might as well the overall cost of delivery and where the grocery is sourced. Some cheaper items may not be available in some supermarkets even though they will bring you a substitute item it may not be appropriate, which can lead to disappointment.

If you’re keen on ordering groceries with the help of motorcycle delivery service then you might as well book your online requests now at Book2Wheel!

Send your orders thru our Facebook page or via mobile at 09173853917. The first 20 customers of the day will get 20% off on the delivery fee. Grocery orders in SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City, SM City Consolacion, and SM Hypermarket Lapulapu are covered.

Promo is valid until July 31, 2020.

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