It’s an undeniable matter of fact, we all have to eat, just like we have to be clothed, watered, sheltered and heated. It is the business of needing a constant supply of groceries that for many, is the ultimate time consuming and costly inconvenience.
The weekly funeral procession of hunter gatherers meandering around a packed supermarket is rarely fun; we spend an unforeseeable amount of time pushing a trolley with questionable wheels around the aisles. Lets face it, writing a shopping list and hoping to stick to it is utterly impossible when faced with millions of offers on stuff you never knew you wanted, but really don’t need… The end result here is that we spend a great deal of time, money and not to mention fuel, on grocery shopping. We sit in traffic, struggle to find a parking space, queue in the supermarket, and then sit in traffic again, after spending more money than we wanted to. What would you do with that extra time and tighter control of your budget? Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone walk up and down the food aisles for you, week after week?
Benefits to you, your wallet and free time
UK online supermarkets save your previous shopping baskets, so it takes minutes to reorder or alter the shopping basket, minimum fuss. Offers are available online as they are in the store, but since they are on a screen, and not a warm patisserie rack, these offers are somehow less seductive, allowing for more rational thought, and excellent cost control. One of the best perks is seriously the free or highly inexpensive delivery cost. You pick an hourly window on the day you want the delivery, and it actually turns up in a Tesco van, or a Waitrose van etc to your home, like magic.
Projection of online grocery shopping statistics
Busy people of England, you can free yourself from hassle. 2013 is going to be a big year for online food shopping, vegbox schemes have exploded all over the country and new research by IGD shows that online grocery shopping will increase rapidly over the next five years from the £5.6bn it is valued at today. IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch said online grocery shopping is “evolving at a blistering pace”. She said: “Although online only currently represents 3.4% of the overall UK grocery market, it is the fastest growing sector – set to grow by a phenomenal 98% over the next five years.
Increasing smartphone and tablet use together with new 4G mobile technology, should boost online grocery shopping and allow shoppers to use all services retailers provide.”
Here at Whisk we are excited to help people enjoy food the easy way. Gain more time, spend less money and have yourself an easier life with online grocery shopping.