Even though Covid-19 may have accelerated the boom of online shopping (including that of groceries), did you know that e-commerce is not merely an alternative to brick-and-mortar shops but has many other benefits of its own?
Save more time
When you are at a physical supermarket, you tend to spend more time walking up and down different aisles looking for a particular product that could have been misplaced. Otherwise, that product could have its price tag mislabelled and you would have to spend time again scanning it to get the correct price. Overall, the time spent wandering in a supermarket is decidedly more than online shopping because the physical space is spread out over a large area. Online grocery shopping provides you the convenience of finding items simply at the click of a button or the glide of a mouse. Products are neatly categorised on online grocery websites and you can even apply discount codes if you have one.
Avoid multiple trips to the supermarket
Shopping online for your groceries also allows you to avoid making multiple trips to the supermarket. Even though you can buy food items in bulk during your grocery run, it is far more convenient to just log on to your favourite grocery website and fulfil any purchase that may have been missed out. Also, whenever you check into an online grocery website, there may be updated information or promotions that you can take advantage of immediately if you have registered as a member.
Your shopping experience is customised
Adding onto the previous point, if you are a registered member of an online grocery website, you would be able to “shop by history” because your past transactions are logged in the system. You would be able to quickly and easily pick out your favourite products without having to run from aisle to aisle in the supermarket. Another added advantage of everything being tagged online is that your preferences are recorded and the next time you visit the site again, suitable recommendations may appear just for you, like a butler that brings you around the aisle!
The French Grocer is an online one-stop grocery website where you can not only buy the finest foods from all over the world but also learn about new recipes from Guillaume, the founder! We are constantly enhancing your online shopping experience including the revamp of this website (as you might have noticed) and we will continue to bring you more improvements in the future. In the meantime, happy shopping with us!