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 storein India. Big Basket assures it is operationalacross 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 andCoimbatore. It is working hard to be operational in Kochi very soon. This isyour go-to supermarket especially if fresh fruits and vegetables are on yourshopping list. The platform faced a huge rush of orders in the last few daysbut is expecting to clear it all soon.
Flipkart: Flipkart delivers to maximum postcodesin India. If you are ordering for yourself or a loved-one where access might bean issue, place your faith in Flipkart and the online giant will be sure tofulfil your order. Order premium quality products for food and nutrition, homeand personal care, baby care and pet-care essentials. Just be mindful whileordering; on some essential products, Flipkart expresses inability to takereturn requests on some essential items. Also, owing to the current situation,only delivery of essential items are permitted. So be mindful of what youorder. Luxury can take a backseat for now.
Grofers: Here’s one online grocery platform which is introducing transparency around theirstock levels to ease uncertainties in your mind. To help you plan better,certain high demand products will have tags indicating the stock levels and away for you to filter them based on availability. Any stocked-out product willreappear soon. The feature will be rolled out in phase. Check out the latestoffers on Grofers on a wide variety of grocery, baby care and personal careitems.
Mykirana: MyKiranastore reconnects you with food,home care products, personal care products, fresh produce like fruits andvegetables from vendors who know their food and uphold certain values that areoften misplaced. Ordering from this online brand is a good way to support yourlocal kirana shop even in these difficult times when you are not able to visitthe store in person. Shop on Mykirana app and order from your favourite local grocerystore.
Easy Day Club: Easyday Club, a unit of Future Group, isa reimagined neighbourhood food and grocery store that is driven bylocal communities and serves a modern, personal and Indian shopping experienceto its members. Spread over in 168 cities, this online grocery platform can efficientlyreach customers in every locality within these cities. Don’t forget to add someof your favourite munchies, immunity-boosting juices and sanitization productsto your order.
Easy Day Club comes with some great offers for its members.
All these online grocery stores are trying toensure that your home essentials are available to you amid this pandemic crisisthat 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 inevery 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 lockdowna little less difficult for us.