Five Reasons Why I Shop Groceries Online
- Time – I can complete my shopping, including price comparisons among different brands, in less than 30 minutes. If I shop in a supermarket, I’d need around two hours. And I don’t have to travel to and fro, saving me 45 more minutes!
- Convenience – I can use the search facility to find the items that I need. I don’t need to walk from isle to isle to look for that hard-to-find item. And best of all, I can do my shopping anytime, even in my pajamas!
- Money – I’m in better control of my shopping, only searching and buying things that I actually need. If I shop in a supermarket, the temptation is great to buy items on promotion even though I don’t need them.
- Save Energy – Online groceries deliver right to my doorstep. I don’t have to carry the bags myself which can be heavy and tiring. Especially for the likes of me who has to commute and walk from the bus stop to reach home.
- No Checkout Queues – The most dreaded part of shopping in supermarkets are long queues. With online shopping, you’ll totally avoid this. And if you’re the type who likes to use the self-checkout facility, scanning and packing the items yourself can sometimes be nerve-wracking. Well, online grocery shops will do this for you!
List of Online Grocery Stores in Singapore
Redmart – redmart.com
Categories: On Sale, New, Marketplace, Chinese New Year, Fresh Produce, Meat & Seafood, Dairy & Chilled, Bakery Frozen, Cupboard, Beverages, Alcohol, Health & Beauty, Baby & Child, Householde & Pet, Home & Outdoor
RedMart was founded In August 2011 with a simple mission – to save you time and money spent shopping for groceries and household essentials, so their customers can focus on the important things in life.
Cold Storage – coldstorage.com.sg
Categories: Fresh, Dairy, Chilled & Frozen, Grocery, Beverages, Cellar, Baby Care, Household Essential, Health & Beauty
Featured Brands: Waitrose, Casino, French Cellars, Essential, First Choice, Papa Alfredo, Captain’s Catch, Southdale Farm, Sunny Meadow, Yu Pin King, Vitapet
First supermarket in the 1960s, multiple retailing and bulk buying to bring greater savings. Cold Storage is also a pioneer in bringing quality and exclusive products from around the world to the well-travelled and the residents of Singapore. It’s part of the Dairy Farm Group, the leading pan-Asian food and drugstore retailer with over 6,100 outlets in the region.
Giant – giantonline.com.sg
Categories: Clothing, Household & Cleaning, Home Funishing, D.I.Y, Leisure, Toys & Stationery, Electrical, Fresh Produce, Groceries, Dairy & Frozen, Baby Care, Health & Beauty
Featured Brands: Captain’s Catch, FeatherSoft, French Cellars, Papa Alfredo, Southdale Farm, Sun Harvest, Sunny Meadow, VitaPet, World O’Noodles, TOP TO TOE
The company has 61 stores in Singapore operating under 3 different formats of varying sizes and selections: Hypermarket, Supermarket and Express.
FairPrice – fairprice.com.sg
Categories: Housebrand, Groceries, Beverages & Snacks, Beer and Wine, Fresh Food, Chilled & Frozen, Baby Needs, Home Care, Health & Beauty, General Merchandise
NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd was founded by the labour movement in 1973, with a social mission to moderate the cost of living in Singapore. From one supermarket, it has grown to become Singapore’s largest retailer serving about 430,000 shoppers daily, with a network of over 120 outlets, comprising FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest and FairPrice Xtra. Its convenience stores, FairPrice Xpress and Cheers, has a network spanning over 160 convenience stores islandwide and serves over 100,000 customers daily. NTUC FairPrice also owns a Fresh Food Distribution Centre and a centralised warehousing and distribution company.
|Price Match||Yes (Beverages & Alcohol)||None||Yes||None|
|Minimum Spend for Delivery||S$50||S$60||S$60||S$60|
|Fee||Free||S$7||S$7||S$7.49 (Above S$150 is Free when charged to Plus! Visa / NTUC Plus! Visa Credit / Debit Card.)|
|Past Order Records||Available||Can save up to 5 shopping lists||Shopping lists||Shopping lists|
|Delivery Time Slots||Two-hour delivery slots from 10:00am to 10:00pm||9:00am to 1:00pm2:00pm to 5:00pm6:30pm to 9:30pm||9:00am to 1:00pm3:01pm to 6:00pm6:01pm to 9:00pm||10:00am to 2:00pm2:00pm to 6:00pm6:00pm to 10:00pm|
|Payment||PayPal or Credit Card||Credit Card||PayPal or Credit Card||Credit Card|
|Card Discount||1st time 10% Subsequent 6% (for Amex only)||None||None||None|
Note: The above information are correct as at 1 February 2016.