The outburst of novel COVID-19 (Corona-virus) across the world has brought life to a standstill. Thousands of people have dies to due to this disease across 194 countries. In India alone, the cases of COVID-19 crossed the 19,000 mark. For a country with such a large population, the number might seem less, but the situation can worsen if not controlled.

Focusing on the sensitivity of the situation, our Prime Minister Narender Modi extended the lock-down till 3rd May 2020. He also stated that if we do not follow the lock-down then we would have to face the setback of 21 years. Therefore, it is important to maintain social distancing and staying at home. However, to meet the daily essential requirements like milk, vegetables, medicine, groceries, etc. the shops would remain open.

Apps Providing Doorstep Grocery Delivery

To stop the spread, it is essential to follow the rule of social distancing. Instead of going out to buy the groceries, it is better to order kiryana online. Earlier, there were few online grocery delivery apps. However, there are many apps that are providing door-to-door delivery of essential commodities. Here is a list of apps the offering doorstep delivery of grocery

Big Bazaar

As per official lock-down notification, all the shops dealing in food, groceries, vegetables, dairy, etc would remain open. However, to minimize the movement and ensure your and your family’s safety, you can order the items through Big Bazaar. Big Bazaar is providing doorstep delivery in several cities across the country. Moreover, they have released a list of phone numbers. You can call on the nearest store and place the order. The items would be delivered at your home and you can pay at the same time.

Flip-kart

Through this app, e-commerce is selling household items and other essentials. This list of items includes food items, personal care, pet suppliers, cleaning supplies, baby care essentials, etc. For hyper-local delivery of essentials and groceries in Hyderabad, Flipkart has partnered with Spencer’s Retail. Through the Flip-kart app, the consumers would be able to order the groceries and other items from Spencer’s store at discount by using Flipkart grocery coupons. The executives of Flipkart would collect the orders from a set of certain sample stores across Hyderabad. They would deliver the order at the customer’s doorstep in a hygienic manner.

Swiggy

Swiggy is a popular food ordering and delivery app. Due to the lock-down, it has expanded its services and started grocery delivery services. It has partnered with several top brands to deliver the groceries and other essential items through their stores. The list of the stores includes HUL, Marico, Vishal Mega Mart, P&G, Adani Wilmers, Dabur, etc. You can avail of this service under the “Grocery” tab in the Swiggy app.

Paytm

Paytm is now delivering personal safety products, healthcare products, household staples, etc. It has tied up with numerous suppliers of essential items. It is also adding more logistic partners as well as suppliers to cater to essential orders. You can check the grocery coupons and order the required items as per need. The items would be delivered at your doorstep.

 StoreSe

It is a new platform for grocery delivery targeting apartment communities in Bengaluru. The people residing in an apartment across the city can now order the essentials through this and get them delivered at their apartment within 24 hours. Many offline retailers have integrated with stores such as Metro, More, Vishal Mega Mart, etc. In case you are unable to find your apartment on the list, you can create an entry under the “List your Apartment” section and promote for the generate upvotes within your apartment. Based on upvotes and demand, the StoreSe would try to open the service in your apartment.

ShopClues

Shopclues has also jumped in to serve during this pandemic. It has started online grocery home delivery through its platform. This service is available on both websites as well as the app. It is selling groceries and other essential items as well. From medicines to personal hygiene products, masks to sanitizers, and groceries to packaged foods, you can order the products you require.

PhonePe

PhonePe has also launched a new feature on its app in the “Stores” section. The users can avail of the home delivery of groceries and contactless payments. All you need to do is go to the “Stores” section and tap on the “home delivery” and “currently operational filters”. You would find the list of operational stores located near to your location. You can order and make payment by using the “pay now” feature.

While receiving the order, ensure you maintain the distance and follow the hygiene. You can also opt for contact-less delivery. For this, you are advised to keep a table or stool outside your door so that the delivery partner can keep the parcel on that. Ensure you dispose of the packaging quickly after taking off the items and wash your hands thoroughly.

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