If sitting in the comfort of your home and ordering groceries might seem like a luxury to you, it’s time to think again. Getting groceries delivered could actually save you some money if you plan well. Read on to find out how:
Save On Fuel/Transport Fare:
Imagine the time and effort you put into going to buy groceries. You need to dress up, make a list, probably involve a friend or a family, and travel all the way to a supermarket that offers you a good deal. When you order from home, all these steps are eliminated. Even if the store is closed, you still need to invest some time in shopping and getting it home. Shop from home and put the travel fare under savings!
Keeps You Away From Temptation:
You may be familiar with the marketing strategies that stores use. They place all the brilliantly-packed, unnecessary products near the line of sight to draw your attention. Candies, gum, and cookies are placed near the billing counter so that you might just throw in a few of them into your cart while waiting in line. When you are checking out products from home, it is easier to overcome this visual temptation.
Shop In Your PJs And Save Time:
As already mentioned, you can shop from the comfort of your home, while getting other chores done. You could start cleaning the house and order your grocery. When it arrives, you could be done with cleaning and can get on to cooking. If you go to the store, your other chores take a backseat. Physically moving around and selecting the products will not only consume your time but also your energy.
Apps Will Notify You Of Offers:
Whenever there are offers on products, you can instantly know through the apps. If these are for products that you use frequently, you could strike a good deal and save a lot of money.
Compare The Prices:
With so many apps to serve you, you can easily check the prices of each product across websites of stores. With trial and error, you will learn which ones offer the best prices and delivery service.
Delivery Fee Waiver:
If you buy for a certain amount, the vendor might offer you free delivery. New supermarkets or stores in your neighborhood might also provide free delivery as promotional offers. Make the most of it by using their services, as long as possible.
Easier To Prepare List:
How many times have you made a mental list at home and forgotten it completely when you stepped on to the aisle of the supermarket? Or even taken a list, but never bothered to look at it as you were distracted by the shiny products on the shelf?
You can avoid this by browsing products on the app or website. Simply open the refrigerator, check for expired products and throw them out. This way you end up cleaning it as well! Open the kitchen cabinets and make a list of what needs to be stocked. This way you will not miss any necessary item.
Chaff the unnecessary:
The corollary works out as well. As and when you add items to your cart, you can see the total bill. If the amount exceeds the monthly budget you have earmarked for grocery, you can conveniently remove frivolous items from the cart. If you go to a store, you might realise a product is not required at home but might feel lazy to go back to the shelf and place it.
However, this is not to say that there are no disadvantages to getting groceries delivered home. Some drawbacks include not being able to physically pick the freshest product from the shelf and that you need to be at home when the delivery is made. However, in terms of the financial benefits, the advantages exceed the drawbacks.