The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown has led to a major shift in the consumption patterns and momentum in the adoption of the latest technologies, especially in the eCommerce sector. Fashion and Grocery are going to emerge as the major drivers of growth in the e-commerce sector. The rapid evolution of technology and restrictions on shopping in physical stores has led to the popularity of online grocery delivery apps. If you stay tuned with this blog, you will learn how you can use this opportunity and develop your own grocery app.
Let’s have a look at some numbers that will help you to understand the growth potential in the on-demand grocery delivery services market.
The latest Goldman Sachs report has some interesting insights that will convince you why you should consider online grocery delivery app development.
- The Indian eCommerce is forecasted to reach $99 million over 2019-24. Grocery & fashion/apparel will be the major drivers of growth in the e-commerce market.
- The online grocery market has been growing at a rate of 50% Y-o-Y for the last few years. Interestingly, with the outbreak of COVID-19, there was a shift in consumption pattern and the recent entry of RIL, the growth will accelerate to 81% CAGR during 2019-24.
- As of 2019, the Grocery market in India is a $380 billion category. It accounts for 60% of the total retail market.
- Goldman Sachs has forecasted online grocery orders to grow from 300,000 in 2019 to more than 5 million per day by 2024.
- Bigbasket and Grofers accounted for more than 80% of the market in 2019 in online grocery.
So, if you are considering developing a grocery delivery app for your business, this is the right time to go for it. As one of the early entrants, you would be able to capture a larger market share easily and get first-mover advantage.
It is important to learn about the common business models that exist in on demand grocery delivery services.
In this model, the app platform stocks up the grocery items from different suppliers and sells them to the customers. It acts as a mediator between the suppliers and customers. Orders are received from the customer and delivered using an inhouse or outsourced delivery network. In short, it is one of the simplest and popular models.
For example, BigBasket follows the inventory model.
In the marketplace model, the app platform doesn’t maintain the stock. Instead, this is the platform where suppliers can list their products and the customers make the buying decision. The customer places the order and the order is transferred to the respective grocery store. The orders are managed through an in house delivery system or outsourced delivery network.
For example, Amazon follows the marketplace model.
The shopping model has become popular and one of the promising business models. It is a very unique model because it provides a hyper-local on-demand delivery service. The model provides a platform where the customers can select the grocery store and share their requirements with us. The deliver personnel goes to these stores and shops on the customer’s behalf and deliver on their doorstep.
For example, Instacart follows the shopping model.
So, you can choose the business model for your grocery delivery app according to your business idea & requirements.
The features are the bull’s eye of the app. The uniqueness and usability of the app will depend on it. The basic traits required in the grocery delivery app vary according to the different versions of the app.
The functionality and characteristics of the customer app will determine its success or failure. As it is the end product that will be used and rated by the customers.
Easy Signup options
The SignUp options are the ways in which one can register as a user. You can provide options to register via mobile number, email id or social media platforms.
Simple & organized Shopping list
This feature allows the user to create a shopping list through easy navigation across different categories in the application. The user can review the shopping list at the end and add or remove the items accordingly.
This feature will help the user to track the expenditure on periodic intervals and plan future spending accordingly. It will eventually increase user retention and brand loyalty.
Grocery shopping list reminders
Amidst the growing hectic lifestyle, the customer tends to forget about grocery shopping. This feature will help to give friendly grocery shopping reminders, reorder previously purchased items and reduce the chances of abandoned carts.
In this highly competitive era, it is crucial to keep the users engaged with the app. The push notifications do exactly that for you. These notifications have compelling messages that is personalized to the user.
Rewards & Loyalty programs
The rewards & loyalty programs can be your secret ingredient in writing the success story of your app. This feature helps to attract new customers and also retain existing customers.
This feature helps the customer to located the nearby grocery stores and do the grocery shopping according to their needs.
The users can track the order through a real-time location tracking system. For instance, it will update customers about the estimated delivery time & current status of the order.
Quick Search & Sharing option
This feature allows the user to quickly search for the products according to customized filter options & share the products via different communication channels (Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, etc.)
Reviews & Recommendations
The reviews and recommendations help the customers share their experience while using the products and also suggest it to the other users. It will also help users to get a genuine & unbiased opinion before buying a particular product.
Secure Payment Options
When you sell products on a mobile application or any other online platform, the customer should feel safe to buy from it. Hence, the payment gateway options should be highly secure then only the customer would buy the product or service from your app.
This feature organizes multiple orders from various locations according to different categories, help to manage the bulk orders and display it in a systematic manner according to categories such as price, location, product category, etc.
This feature will help the admin to manage the stores, business operations & coordinate with them to sell their products through the app.
Product & inventory management
It allows the admin to manage the products and their inventory levels available in the store. The inventory levels are displayed accordingly in the app for the customers.
The admin can track the payments and payments related issues through this feature. It also helps to fix the issues and manage the payments.
Reports & Analytics
The reports are generated at periodic intervals so it helps you track and analyze your sales and formulate the business strategy accordingly.
Customer interaction management
The admin can interact with the customers through live chat option and solve the queries effectively & speedily.
The interactive dashboard helps in easy navigation and functioning of the application. As a result it improves user’s experience.
Real-time location tracking
You can track the location of customers through this feature and send notifications about nearby grocery stores, ongoing offers, or promote services of specific stores.
Thus these were the basic features of the different app versions of grocery delivery app like BigBasket or Grofers.
Weingenious Technocrats specializes in integrating all kinds of advanced features in the grocery delivery app. We provide 100% customized solutions for your grocery delivery app development and make your business idea real and successful. Share your requirements with us.
You might be wondering how can I start my own grocery shopping app? Weingenious Technocrats provides advanced and customized app development solutions. We integrate all the features you want and assist you in making the dream app for your business.
Further, let us understand the process of grocery delivery app development.
Idea behind the app
Firstly, we will understand your business and your requirements in detail to build your dream app in the exact way you want.
Select the app features
Second, we provide a wide range of app features so you can select the app features you want in your app.
App development strategy
Thirdly, we brainstorm and formulate an app development strategy according to your business requirements and market research.
Front End Development
Further, we focus on front end development and create an interactive and user-friendly app design to improve the customer experience.
Back end development
The backend development involves handling the behind the scenes functionality of the app development. Our developer’s team develop the coding system that seamlessly connects the web to the database, manages user connections, and handles the web application itself.
Quality check & App Launch
Finally, a rigorous quality check system is adopted to identify and fix all the bugs and errors in the app. We develop the best version of the app and help you to successfully launch it.
Test the App
Additionally, the app has been designed and developed. So, it is time to identify all the bugs and errors and fix them.
Launch the App
Finally, your grocery delivery app is all set to go live.
Thus, these are the stages in the process of on demand grocery app development.
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We focus on every minute detail specified and personalize the app till you don’t feel this app is a perfect fit for the customers.
Our team is tech-savvy and passionate about new innovations in technology and compiles them effectively to deliver the best applications.
Interactive User Interface
We firmly believe the real success of the app lies in the user experience and we make sure that the experience is best.
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Our work doesn’t end with project delivery but we go beyond it and assist our clients on priority basis.
We craft and deliver applications on time without a compromise in the quality.
So, get on board with us to build an amazing & exciting grocery delivery app for your business
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