How grocery delivery apps can benefit your business

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Mobile Apps have transformed the ecommerce industry. Due to the pandemic, the grocery business has seen growth in the past year. Grocery mobile app downloads are increasing at a faster rate in many countries. Many startups and small grocery businesses including big entrepreneurs are making use of grocery mobile apps to manage and promote their business.


Some statistics for global online grocery market


- According to a report, Global Online grocery market to reach, US $550.7 billion by the year 2027.

- By 2022, the number of adult grocery app users in the U.S. is projected to reach 30.4 million consumers.

- As per GroceryDive, more than 30 million users will prefer to use mobile apps for ordering groceries in 2022.  


         

For grocery delivery business some of the most downloaded apps are Instacart, DoorDash, Uber eats and have a big impact on the online grocery market. In 2020, Instacart reportedly generated $1.5 billion revenue with $35 billion worth of sales. DoorDash was the most downloaded mobile application for grocery delivery in the United States, with 39 million downloads and Uber Eats followed with 20 millions.


Though there are many top players in the grocery app market, the competition is also high and there is a lot of scope for the new players.


on demand grocery app development


Let’s see the benefits of on demand grocery delivery apps


1. Manage inventory and order in a better way

With the apps you are automating the whole grocery delivery process. Through the inventory management functionality in the app the owner can manage their orders more efficiently. You can set alerts regarding your stock, so that you can maintain your inventory requirements. Owners can also easily track the real time status of orders and stock. You can also maintain reports related to your business and can get access to all from your app dashboard.


2. Ease of purchasing 

One of the main reasons for the increasing popularity of the grocery app is the convenience that it provides to the customers. People prefer to order online and get the delivery on their doorsteps. In today’s times customers avoid standing waiting in long queues in the stores, people look for quick services. The app allows customers a smooth and quick shopping experience with just a few clicks on their smartphones. Customers can explore more products and save lots of time through an app.


3. Analyze consumer behavior and deliver personalized offers

Businesses today face a lot of competition. In order to serve your customers better, analyze the buying behavior. Collecting users data regarding their likes and dislikes, their product interests, helps you to make personalized offers for your customers. By offering various discounts and gift coupons you can attract more customers. You can also make relevant suggestions to the customer to improve their shopping experience.


4. Gain customer loyalty

For the success and growth of any business, the loyalty of customers is very important. For any business to build loyalty amongst customers takes lots of time and effort. With the grocery app, you can establish trust with your customers. You can enhance your customer’s shopping experience by providing personalized services, offering discounts and  loyalty points. Your loyal customers will bring  other new customers and will help to build your brand image.


5. Reduce expenses

When you run a store you have to plan for many things such as place, hire good staff to run the store efficiently. By automating the whole process through a grocery app you can save lots of your efforts, time and money. With an app, you can automate some of the tasks that are repetitive which will help your staff to focus on other important processes. The whole process of order taking will be without any errors through an app. This will increase the profit in the long run. And you will just have to pay the maintenance cost for the app.


6. Various payment options

Through the grocery app your customers have various options to make payments. They can easily make  payments through credit/debit cards, PayPal, online payment apps, net banking etc. This is convenient for both customers and business owners, the payment process becomes safer and the owners receive the payment accurately.


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