Grocery Shopping Online: Helping the future hermit in us all.

Online shopping for groceries is one of the marketing venue’s that always appears to be on the cusp of succeeding or failing. You may start hearing radio commercials, or the strange television or radio ad, perhaps you’ll even see one of the elusive Shop & Stop PeaPod delivery lorries, but unless you’re employed consistently, you are deeply sick or an invalid with no other way of buying yourself food ( but you thankfully have an internet connection ) -it appeared so terribly lazy. Not to mention wasteful considering they would tack on the additional pricey for delivery.

Then that day came when your cupboards were bare, your belly was snarling, but the last thing you wanted to do was leave the warm glow of your monitor. Then you recalled that you can now have groceries dropped at you, now you may never have to leave the house! Less than 10 mins later your hopes of turning into a hermit were broke, except for next day delivery only , you are no where near the scattering of states PeaPod dropped at. It was not long before the concept of ordering groceries and home items thru the Net fizzled out with the bursting of the dot-com bubble at the turn of the century, and was generally forgotten. At least until quite recently, and this time there are a few options to chose from. Unfortunately each of these options comes with a different set of features, which works out in your favor if you have categorical preferences

The firstly is PeaPod, who have helped on-line shopping for groceries survive this long. Virtually anything you can get at a supermarket, you can order through PeaPod for next day delivery. But unless you live in Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington DC, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Big Apple, and Rhode Island, you will have to go without the sweet, lazy nectar of their service.

If you should chance to live in the Chicago area and have a little bit of a pretentious streak-Freshpicks might be your decision. Freshpicks is Peapod vegan cousin offering only locally grown organic food. It even goes as far as to let you know where each farm the food you are ordering came from. This corporations major failing though, is in it’s delivery. Instead of next day or the week after next, there are express delivery dates for your zip code. So , you’ll just get it comparatively shortly.

For a New Yorker, nothing is much better than Fresh Direct. Like Peapod, you can order almost anything through it, except you pretty much have to commit to ordering when you fill out your list on the internet. The web sites server does not often save what you need if you try and add or subtract items from another computer.

Netgrocer appears like it would be a better pick, seeing as how they deliver through the entire US through FedEx-for quite the pretty penny. Dependent on where you reside, delivery alone can cost you up to $200. Fully worthwhile if you like all vegetables and fruit to be frozen.

Next on the list is Alice.com, more of a general store than a grocery. You can not order meat or produce, but you can get all your other house hold necessities, like washing detergent and cold medication. Alice also goes the additional mile to offer you price comparisons to other online shops ro show you are getting the lowest price available. Oh, ordering and shipping are always free, irrespective of how much or how little you order.

Last though not least, Amazon.com. I know it can’t actually be considered a greengrocer, but I am sure you believed they’re selection stopped at books and DVDs. While you can’t get fresh goods and beef, you can get pretty much the rest in existence. Instead of boring Hershey’s or burger aid, you are able to add some obscure candy from Thailand that tastes like shrimp, or a canned cheeseburger from Sweden. Have I mentioned you can buy in bulk? What more could you possibly need when you have a crate of canned cheeseburger’s in your living room? It can not be free shipping-because the shipping was again able to begin with! I would love to stay and talk more about more ways of ordering online so you’ll never be faced with leaving your residence again, but I have these fifty five cans of reindeer beef from Scandinavia to plow through.

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