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Scared to step out of home due to COVID-19? These e-commerce sites will deliver grocery items at your doorstep

If you haven't ordered grocery items online, here are the apps and e-commerce websites you should head to for home delivery of grocery items.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | May 26, 2020 | Updated 16:18 IST

Highlights

  • Reliance unveiled its e-commerce platform JioMart in India days after testing the app in Maharashtra
  • The company claims that the items available in JioMart are 5 percent below MRP
  • Zomato and Swiggy had started delivering groceries in various cities during the lockdown due to coronavirus.

The number of coronavirus cases is steadily rising in India despite a two-month lockdown imposed by the government. Due to the rise in cases, people are too scared to step out of their homes even for some essential chores like getting grocery items and vegetables. However, technology has a perfect solution to this as there are a couple of e-commerce platforms relentlessly delivering essential items across the country.

So if you haven't ordered grocery items online, here are the apps and e-commerce websites you should head to for home delivery of grocery items.

Jio Mart

Reliance unveiled its e-commerce platform JioMart in India days after testing the app in Maharashtra. JioMart is just like any other grocery-delivery platform, which gives you an option to choose from a wide range of products and get it delivered at your doorstep. The company claims that the items available in JioMart are 5 percent below MRP. You will have to first check whether the services are available in your area by entering the Pincode. Once you get the confirmation, you can make an account on the website and place your order. JioMart will take around two days to deliver your items and it may be increased if there is a surge in orders. JioMart is currently available in the web version. Reliance will hopefully launch a mobile version soon.

Zomato and Swiggy

The food-delivery apps Zomato and Swiggy had started delivering groceries in various cities during the lockdown due to coronavirus. They had partnered with various retails stores such as Vishal Mega Mart and others to make things available at your doorstep. They also have a good range of products to choose from and sometimes there are buy one get one offers running too. However, your order shouldn't weigh more than 12kgs. Swiggy and Zomato take around one to two hours to deliver products. Along with delivering grocery items, they are also delivering food. So one can avail both the facilities.

Amazon and Flipkart

The e-commerce giant Amazon and Flipkart were granted permission to deliver essential items by the government. However, now that the restrictions have been eased, Amazon and Flipkart have resumed the delivery of non-essential items including mobile phones and other important items as well.

BigBasket and Grofers

The supermarket apps BigBasket and Grofers have always been into grocery delivery services but due to the lockdown, these apps were more in demand. However, the surge in orders made it difficult for these apps to accept new orders and fulfill demands. But now with many emerging options, BigBasket and Grofers are back in form.

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