The boost in technology has altered the way we shop and especially online shopping has made it convenient for the masses. Because of an assorted blessing of shopping online, people in developed countries reaping the full-scale advantages as compared it to traditional shopping.
Although, the concept of internet shopping isn't new in Pakistan but the presence of online grocery stores is relatively fresh and unique for Pakistani citizens.
As our lives get busier than ever before, more and more people are shopping online mainly in metropolitan cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi.
Whilst the concept is still emerging within the country, we listed down five reasons why ordering groceries online can be great in Pakistan.
5: It’s Easy to stay on budget
According to State Bank of Pakistan(SBP), Pakistan’s middle class is increasing rapidly every year, which is evident from the rise of demand in consumer’s good. All things aside, staying within the budget is still a challenge for many.
Often when we opt for conventional shopping we tend to end up with lots of things off our lists. And if you and your kid(s) are tempted by the aisle displays in the supermarkets, the chance of staying on budget is a mere dream.
Ordering groceries online can actually help you buy things that you need. By only selecting items that are on your grocery list, can save thousands of rupees a month.
4: No Crowd, No Long Queues
One of the best reasons to order groceries online - who would want to wait in long queues with an awful barcode scanner? You may think, it’s a bit of exaggerated statement but those of you, who shop on the first few days of every month, would agree.
Why not avoid hassle while you can! It’s better to download a simple grocery app, have a cup of tea and ask yourself “which of the favors of your Lord would you deny’’.
3: BUY THINGS IN PRIVACY
Another great advantage to ordering grocery online especially for ladies in Pakistan- it is so unsettling to pick specific items from the shelves when you are with your family. No more awkward moments while one can shop with just one click right from your mobile phone.
It is so much easier to sit at home and buy things. Most likely your goods will be delivered in secretive shopper and curtain-twitchers will be disheartened.
2: CARRYING THINGS IS A THING OF THE PAST
It’s so unpleasant to carry all the weekly or monthly groceries all by yourself. And if you happen to live in an apartment, then this exertion is enough to ruin your day.
Mainly, people living in tall vertical buildings in Islamabad and Karachi (with no or out-of-function lifts) can take a deep breath and can start their online grocery shopping experience.
Well obviously, it is cliche to say but one of the most important reason is saving time. Online grocery shopping can save time in the following ways;
- You don’t have to spend time for traveling to and from the grocery store
- You don’t have to waste time in finding a parking spot (in peak hours)
- You can save time by not queuing in the checkout counter.
- You don’t have to waste time in wandering around the supermarket to find a specific item.