Online grocer

An online grocer is either a brick-and-mortar supermarket or grocery store that allows online ordering, or a standalone e-commerce service that includes grocery items.[1][2] There is usually a delivery charge for this service. Online grocery delivery services are available throughout Europe, Asia and North America, mostly in urban centres. The online ordering is done through e-commerce websites or mobile apps.

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the growth of online grocers, and in the first few months of the pandemics online grocery shopping increased by 300%.[3] In addition, first-time online grocery shoppers accounted for 41% of online grocery shoppers.[4]

  1. ^, Peapod Brings Online Grocery Shopping Service to iPad, Pad Gadget, January 11, 2011, Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Archived 2014-12-13 at the Wayback Machine, Online grocer heads towards profit Published: 01 February 2011 03:51 PM, Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Retention of online growth looks strong, but a COVID-19 recession looms ahead". Supermarket News. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  4. ^ "The $2.5 Trillion Opportunity for Grocers That Are First to the Future". BCG Global. 2020-07-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.