Craft beer, wine, cider, spirits, and other alcoholic bevvies are now but a click away, thanks to courier services like Uber Eats and Inabuggy.
Having booze sent straight to your door just got a little easier in the Lower Mainland, thanks to two new entries in the local alcohol-delivery market.
Canadian delivery company INABUGGY is launching on-demand liquor delivery in Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver area.
Residents can use the INABUGGY app to order over 6,000 products from BC Liquor Stores, Bottle Jockey and 1st Avenue Liquor store.
The service delivers booze in about an hour and users can group their orders together so their groceries, beer and drugstore essentials all come together.
INAGBUGGY, which was previously known as Instabuggy, is also updating its app to use blockchain to help keep it secure.
To test out the app, users can download the app on iOS and Android.
With access to more than 20 retailers, this ingenious service allows you to shop online and delivers your shopping to your home or office in less than an hour. Julian Gleizer sat with City Life to tell us about the refresh of the company and its new partnership with McEwan’s.
I’m sure you’ve found yourself in a situation such as this before: you’ve been at work for hours, it’s finally time to head home — only you get stuck in traffic. After all this, you get home, open your fridge and you see … nothing. You haven’t had time to grocery shop. But do you really want to head back out just to walk around a grocery store for an hour?
Looking back, 2018 may be remembered as the year online shopping for groceries became a thing in Canada.
The country’s largest grocers have made significant investments in technology and supply systems that allow customers to order online and pick up in store or have groceries home delivered, or they have paired up with delivery services, including low-cost leader Walmart.
With competition from larger players like AmazonFresh, grocery delivery services face a dilemma: How do they differentiate themselves from the pack? And, more importantly, how do they retain customers?
Inabuggy came up with a unique loyalty solution. The company offers cash back to its delivery customers on all orders — it doesn’t matter which grocer a customer chooses. To further encourage loyalty, Inabuggy offers an additional percentage of cash back once a customer places at least 10 orders.
Co-founder Julian Gleizer also says a Montreal launch is ‘imminent’ for grocery delivery service.
Grocery delivery service InstaBuggy has announced a name change (to INABUGGY), the introduction
of a subscription box service, and a partnership with Toronto-area grocer McEwan’s Gourmet Groceries that includes cheese and deli items sourced from the Cheese Boutique.
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With Inabuggy, you can order from multiple big-name stores, which currently includes Walmart, Costco, PetSmart, Rexall Pharma Plus, Safeway and M&M Food Market. The delivery fee is $20 and there’s an additional fee of $10 per store if there are multiple stops. The biggest bonus is you can order in as little as an hour in advance (or up to three days).
Emergui was in Vancouver this week, speaking about digital trends at the Grocery and Specialty Food West conference and trade show held on April 23 and 24. "It's the shoppers themselves who have changed," he told Michelle Eliot, guest host of CBC's The Early Edition.
Online shopping is much like other contemporary consumption experiences, says Emergui, citing television and the influence of NetFlix on the ease and immediate access to entertainment. "On demand would be the best term to sort of use," Emergui said. "With on demand now, every shopper wants a different kind of experience."
Traditional grocers have been steadily losing market share to alternative formats including warehouse clubs, big-box retailers, dollar stores, and limited assortment retailers such as Aldi and Lidl. Today 83% of consumers regularly visit 4-9 stores to buy groceries.
Add in today’s consumer preference for out-of-home dining, and grocers and other food retailers have lost 29% of their total market share since 1991.