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.
Calgary has upped its food delivery game in the last few years, making cooking for the week just a little bit easier. In addition to restaurant delivery services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes, here are a few supermarket grocery delivery services that deliver big name, local and even organic produce or vegan products right to your door.
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.
ORGANIC GARAGE LAUNCHING ONLINE SALES WITH INSTABUGGY
Organic Garage Ltd. has entered into a joint memorandum of understanding with InstaBuggy Inc., an on-line grocery delivery service that fulfills and delivers orders to customers homes in as little as one hour.
Following the launch, customers can visit the InstaBuggy website or download the InstaBuggy app to pick from items available at Organic Garage stores and choose a delivery window that works best for their needs. InstaBuggy shoppers take care of the rest, personally shopping and delivering the order in as little as one hour.
You’ve been getting your pizza, Chinese food, and Amazon purchases delivered straight to your door for years now… so why, then, have you been talking the shoe-lace express over to the grocery store like some kind of chump?
That’s right, you lazy schedule-savvy millennials (and other, equally as time-conscious individuals), crossing that trip to Costco off the calendar is finally a possibility.
Using the app – because obviously it’s an app – InstaBuggy, Calgarians can now order their grocery purchases directly to their homes in as little as one hour’s time.