A month ago, we would have been incredulously dismissive of our routine today if we could have looked into a crystal ball. Yet, social distancing is the etiquette for the month and a strict countrywide lockdown is on. Social life is on a lockdown…
…but not life itself. Life is continuing … and for it to survive, its basic needs have to be fulfilled. Each one of us is totally dependent on the society around us to fulfil our basic needs; we stopped being self-sufficient long ago.
Rest assured, the social machinery around you is working hard to make everyday essentials available to every nook and corner of the country. In initial few days you may have faced a few hiccups in the system, but the system is now fully geared to match your needs.Technology is playing a big role in ensuring that humanity continues to thrive. You too, put technology to work, match your requirements to any of the following online grocery shopping platforms and get your doorstep delivery:
Big Basket: The best online grocery store in India. Big Basket assures it is operational across all its cities including Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Noida-Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Patna, Lucknow-Kanpur, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh Tri City, Vijayawada, Mysore, Vizag and Coimbatore. It is working hard to be operational in Kochi very soon. This is your go-to supermarket especially if fresh fruits and vegetables are on your shopping list. The platform faced a huge rush of orders in the last few days but is expecting to clear it all soon.
Flipkart: Flipkart delivers to maximum postcodes in India. If you are ordering for yourself or a loved-one where access might be an issue, place your faith in Flipkart and the online giant will be sure to fulfil your order. Order premium quality products for food and nutrition, home and personal care, baby care and pet-care essentials. Just be mindful while ordering; on some essential products Flipkart expresses inability to take return requests on some essential items. Also, owing to the current situation, delivery of essential items are only permitted. So be mindful of what you order. Luxury can take a backseat for now.
Grofers: Here’s one online grocery platform which is introducing transparency around their stock levels to ease uncertainties in your mind. To help you plan better, certain high demand products will have tags indicating the stock levels and a way for you to filter them based on availability. Any stocked-out product will reappear soon. The feature will be rolled out in phase. Check out the latest offers on Grofers on a wide variety of grocery, baby care and personal care items.
Mykirana: MyKiranastore reconnects you with food, home care products, personal care products, fresh produce like fruits and vegetables from vendors who know their food and uphold certain values that are often misplaced. Ordering from this online brand is a good way to support your local kirana shop even in these difficult times, when you are not able to visit the store in person. Shop on Mykirana app and order from your favourite local grocery
Easy Day Club: Easyday Club, a unit of Future Group, is a reimagined neighborhood food and grocery store that is driven by local communities and serves a modern, personal and Indian shopping experience to its members. Spread over in 168 cities, this online grocer can efficiently reach customers in every locality within these cities. Don’t forget to add some of your favourite munchies, immunity boosting juices and sanitization products to your order.Easy Day Club comes with some great offers for its members.
All these online stores are trying to ensure that your home essentials are available to you amid this pandemic crisis that has bound us within the four walls of our homes. As responsible citizens, we are all fighting this monster COVID-19 by practicing social distancing in every way possible. While we expect technology to help us with our online grocery deliveries, let us be grateful to the delivery heroes who are making this lockdown a
little less difficult for us.