In the initial periods when the Trump government ordered everyone to stay at home and maintain social distance, people used to visit the grocery stores and shop for the goods they needed as permission was granted for the essential things.
But with the quarantined people who may have contracted with the virus, online grocery shopping has proven a blessing as they are not allowed to visit the brick and mortar stores.
According to Digital Commerce 360, more than 31% of US grocery shoppers have used online platforms which is higher than the usual and 26% rise in the new buyers is observed.
Out of 100 grocery buyers, 39 were above the age of 60.
As we know this age group falls under the high-risk category, it becomes easy for them to pick a grocery store online and shop for the essentials.
But with the rising customers online, grocery stores are also struggling with the growth in the sales as stocks need enough time to replenish from the inventories.
Here are primary reasons why online grocery shopping is a blessing for those who are quarantined:
Getting essentials needs going out and for the quarantined people, its impossible to get out of the homes as there are strict actions taken against such behaviour.
Online grocery stores have been instructed to maintain proper hygiene and extra care during the times of pandemic from the US Government, WHO and FDA too.
All the inventories are properly sanitized from time to time and delivered in stipulated time for these people. Although there is a bit delay in the deliveries, due to unfavourable conditions and stress on the supply chain, most grocery stores have stopped the same-day delivery system to ensure a smooth flow of products to everyone.
2. Fresh stock
To fight the virus safely, food items and medicines need to be freshly stocked up. Grocery stores are taking utmost care and with the help of authorities, stocking up on fresh items from the inventory. Almost every grocery store now delivers freshly stocked vegetables, fruits and other items.
3. Ease of access
Everyone has access to the internet and especially for the quarantined cluster, it becomes easy to decide what they want to have on their shelves right from their homes.
Online grocery stores are ensuring their platforms are smoothly running and there will be no stress on the orders getting in.
At heritagefoodstore.com we are serving everyone who needs groceries right at their homes. Our stores are properly sanitized and our staff is also taking the same precautions.
We have currently stopped the same day delivery option for all our items as we need to serve each and every one of our beloved customers.
To check if your favourite grocery item is available in your desired quantity, log on to heritagefoodstore.com and keep posting us about your suggestions and feedback to allow us to serve you more efficiently at https://heritagefoodstore.com/