Why You Should Be Doing Grocery Shopping Online
The supermarket trolley is not your friend!
If you haven’t discovered grocery shopping online yet, you’re missing out on a major mumma hack. Online grocery shopping will save you time, money, your back, your sanity!
If you’ve always put it off not knowing where to start, setting up an account is generally easy and a few minutes online will save you hours in the long run. Have a look at the lists below and you’ll soon realise it’s actually much easier than shopping in a physical store.
- Shop when the kids are in bed, in your pyjamas with a glass of wine! My favourite pro.
- They will deliver to your door or even straight to your kitchen bench. This is amazing if you live in an apartment as we do. No lugging of juice bottles up three flights of stairs.
- Shop off a list so you’re not distracted by things you don’t need. This can save you a lot of money.
- Set up lists so you can easily add your usual items to the cart within a few clicks.
- Shop all specials across the entire store from one search.
- Compare products easily by unit price.
- Most suppliers have special delivery deals or days. If you play it right, you need never pay for delivery.
- Store points / loyalty programs and staff discounts apply to online shopping.
- You won’t be dragging children into shops, dealing with boredom, tantrums and the lolly counter.
- No demon trolleys to deal with.
- You can’t analyse ingredients and nutrition information for some products.
- You’ll miss out on specials or coupons that are only available in store (but there are online only specials too).
- Honestly, I can’t think of any more cons!
In Australia, the two big supermarket players are Coles and Woolworths. I would suggest trying out both to decide who you prefer. I prefer Coles because I find their website works better on an iPad and I prefer the friendlier delivery men! But it’s a personal preference, plenty of people prefer Woolies and find their products and prices better.
There are also a huge number of smaller players now entering the market. They include providers such as Shopwings and Harris Farm where you can do quite a comprehensive shop, as well as smaller providers that focus on items such as fruit and vegetables or meat. Google your local suppliers or ask on your local Facebook group.
So, give it a go! Get your providers right and it will make your life so much easier.
Are you doing your grocery shopping online?