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Amit Dua

Amit Dua - CoFounder and CEO at Signity Solutions and ValueAppz.

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Top Grocery Apps in the World

The customers of Tesco can browse through all products on the app, avail value deals and organize a convenient direct delivery slot or arrange for self-pickup from the nearest location.

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Grocery shopping is an arduous task. The thought of lugging carts, standing in serpentine queues at the cash counters and spending hours in commuting is enough to make people shop online for their grocery needs. Until a few years ago, people were happy to place their grocery orders through e-commerce sites. But, after the mobile shopping revolution, they prefer to shop from the comfort of their handheld device. No matter where they are, all it requires is a few clicks on the mobile phone to finish grocery purchase within minutes, and on-the-go.

While there are a number of grocery apps in the market, here are the top five that make life easier than the rest:

Kroger

The mobile app from Kroger lets customers place an online order, automatically save any inputted grocery list items and receive targeted weekly offers. It even simplifies their in-store experience by displaying the exact aisle location of each product saved in the list and sends them notifications about the nearest store based on their current location. Customers can also create their weekly grocery lists by scanning the bar code on the items as they run out, thereby allowing the app to save the exact name and brand of the products. Another exciting feature is an interactive image of the grocer's weekly ads. Customers can browse through the ads and click on the items they want to buy, post which, those items are automatically added to the e-shopping list on the app.

Walmart

Walmart Grocery which allows customers to select items, make payment and arrange preferred delivery. This app is the mobile replica of its Walmart Grocery website. The highlight of the app is the check-in feature using which buyers can pick up their order from the nearest Walmart store, if they do not want doorstep delivery.

Tesco

The customers of Tesco can browse through all products on the app, avail value deals and organize a convenient direct delivery slot or arrange for self-pickup from the nearest location. They can store their list as a favourite, so that they don’t have to create a new every time they buy regular items. After placing the final order, there is a facility to update the order to accommodate the last-minute essentials.

Big Basket

Big Basket app offers its customers a wide range of categories such as fresh fruits & vegetables, personal care & hygiene, flowers, staples, bakery, beverages, household items and gourmet food. Customers can choose multiple payment options such as card payment,

e-wallet payment, net banking and cash/card on delivery. After the order is placed, the app displays available time slots for delivery, so that customers can get their grocery delivered at their preferred time. If they want a quicker turnaround, they can use express delivery feature through which the order is delivered within 90 minutes. The app also sends notification on weekly special offers, discounts and new launches.

Amazon

Amazon has its apps such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon Now which deliver daily essentials at the doorstep. But, it is their new app called Amazon Go which is making news. Amazon Go is a new kind of store where customer can simply enter the store, add the products to the digital cart on their Amazon Go app, and walk out of the store without actually requiring to check out. The app uses advanced technology which automatically detects the products customers took from or returned to the shelves. When the customers leave, they are charged to their Amazon account (to be opened along with downloading the app) and a receipt is sent to them. Amazon Go is a fantastic amalgamation of in-store experience with a cashier-free checkout.

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