Technology can be a godsend when you're on a time-crunch. A great example: these online grocery delivery services. Just fill your virtual cart, pay and wait for it to be delivered, all in the comfort of your own home. At least, that's what they're promising (keeping our fingers crossed). Check out the following the next time your pantry runs low.
What they offer: The newest kid on the block offers customers the chance to shop at SM Supermarket with a click of a mouse, the only online grocery store do so. Their other partners also include Pet Express, Ralph's Wine and Spirits, Cupcakes by Sonja and Deli to name a few, which basically covers all your grocery items plus a few extras you might want.
Take note: Their products are priced the same as in-stores. Unfortunately, as of now, they only cater to residents in the Makati and BGC area. We’re crossing our fingers they expand soon!
Delivery specifics: They guarantee to deliver your order in 90 minutes, a bold promise. Your first order is free of delivery charge. After that, delivery fee is P40 per store. No minumum order required.
How to shop: You can place an order via their site or their mobile app. Payment is through cash on delivery.
What they offer: As its name suggests, they fresh and organic grocery items like artisan bread, fresh produce, top quality meats, deli stuff, kitchen essentials, and a couple baby brands, too. One of our favorite things is they offer in-season vegetables called the “Organic Fresh Harvest, Family Box.”
Take note: Make sure someone is at home to accept the delivery because they only have a 15-minute wait time--they say it’s to ensure the freshness of your items--before the delivery guy moves on to his next stop.
Delivery specifics: They only deliver on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Their minimum order requirement and delivery charge depend on where you live. You can also pick up your order at their Ortigas office.
How to shop: Payment is through cash on delivery, bank deposits or via PayPal.
What they offer: Their products are biodynamic, sustainable and from local farms. They sell meat, dairy products, vegetables, herbs, sauces, jams, rice, coffee, and packed food like eggs and sardines.
Delivery specifics: They take orders on Mondays and Tuesdays and deliver Wednesday to Friday. Their minimum requirement for orders is P1,000. You can also opt to pick up your order at their Makati office.
How to shop: Payment is through credit card, bank deposit, via PayPal or upon delivery.
What they offer: This one hasn’t actually arrived yet, but we're keen to try it because in other countries where it's already available (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan), it has a "wet market" and provides the services of a personal shopper.
Delivery specifics: Abroad, HappyFresh guarantees a one-hour delivery right to your doorstep. With Manila traffic, we're actually nervous for them! Intitially, the delivery services will be available in Metro Manila but they already have plans to expand to the Greater Metro Manila area.
How to shop: Orders can be made through their site or their mobile app and payment is made via credit card or cash.