Shopping Online for Groceries
Grocery shopping is a challenge in everyday life, but in 2020 – Grocery shopping became a real chore, and Canada has been far behind in shopping online for grocery items for a very long time. People living in larger main cities will have more choices when grocery stores deliver groceries to their homes. There is also a vast selection of Pick up groceries for a small price, more readily available in smaller cities across Canada.
Online Grocery Shopping is becoming a new trend here in Canada for those who have difficulty getting to the grocery store due to a physical disability or do not have enough time during the week to do it yourself.
It’s not a money saver to have your groceries delivered, but it is a great convenience and very helpful to use a quick-stop solution to order your groceries online.
A recent Dalhousie University study found that 4.2 million Canadians are ordering food online! That’s a growing number.
Grocery Stores that deliver groceries
Costco has rolled out a new online shopping project. It’s only available in and around cities. They don’t offer fresh food as part of their home delivery service, but you can get many pantry staples and refrigerated foods. Free delivery on orders over $75.00, orders need to be placed, and delivery is guaranteed on two-day delivery. You will need a Costco Membership card, which costs $60 per year, to take advantage of any part of Costco.
Instacart works with local Canadian grocery stores and uses personal shoppers to do your grocery shopping. The personal shoppers will notify you while shopping and let you know if there are any issues with quality or quantity on your list. Choose between scheduling a delivery or pick up. Prices vary per delivery. Choose between Regular Delivery and a one-hour express delivery or Get a Yearly Membership and get all groceries delivered to your home.
In a Buggy
Like the above Instacart, you can use Inabuggy.com and get the same service. You can order your groceries to your home via a personal shopper. Get Rewards in the form of discounts for your next delivery.
Spud.ca is about bringing the Farm Table to your home. This service is available only in the following Cities in British Columbia: Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna, and you also can get service in Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta. They offer free delivery on orders over $125.00
Cartly is available in select Ontario cities and is catering exclusively designed for ethnic/community-based grocery buyers to save their time and effort!
Amazon/ Whole Foods Market
Shop Amazon Grocery Selection for regular products many times. Many of their sales are based on Walmart Rollback items and other stores that offer to price online. Amazon purchased Whole Foods Market, so find organic, GMO-free products online. Just remember to use your price book to pay attention to your prices like any other grocery store.
Grocery Stores Offer Pick Up and Delivery
In Canada, we can order and pick up our groceries at several cities across Canada. Still, it’s starting to happen in more rural Canada as time goes on and more stores get on board with having the service of someone else to do your grocery shopping for you.
From time to time, Walmart Grocery has special promos for New Customers. Shop online and schedule your pickup on your time. Walmart does offer home delivery in select locations for an additional fee.
PC Express With PC Express online grocery pickup, shop your favourite Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, and other Loblaw grocery stores, all online! You can also get your groceries delivered to your home for a delivery charge or Pick up your groceries curbside for a small fee in select cities. Join PC Insiders to get free pick-up all year long. If you use the PC express a few times a month, it is worth it.
Viola from Sobeys If you live in the Toronto area, you can get a Grocery Delivery service to your door. Or choose to Pick up your grocery order. A new Customer coupon code is also available. Don’t forget about your Airmiles card when registering and using the app.
Calgary Co-Op Offers both Delivery and Pickup services for grocery store shopping.
What Online Grocery store services do you use? Feel free to leave us a comment!