4 Factors to Consider While Developing Uber for Grocery App

Are you planning for grocery app development for your store or you’re a startup with a delivery app idea? If your answer is yes to any of these options, you can stop browsing now. There are certain aspects that you need to understand before you dive into the process. We met with our on-demand delivery app consultant. He told us about the 4 major aspects that are needed to be considered for this process. 

To make these aspects easier to digest, we wrote this question-answer article. In this blog, we have given the answers to the 4 questions that most of the businesses have before developing a grocery app like Cornershop to disrupt the Canadian on-demand grocery sector. 

Consumer habits are changing.

Rather than going to the store and buying groceries themselves, people prefer getting groceries delivered to home. It’s quite natural. Why wouldn’t people choose convenience over unnecessary efforts?

Grocery delivery apps have made it possible for the buyers to order groceries online while sipping on their coffee. No need to get out of the house, no need to encounter the crowd at stores or stand in long queues to pay the bill. On-demand grocery delivery apps also deliver groceries on the same day and even as less as in an hour.

This is the reason consumers are gradually walking away from traditional grocery stores. They are now just holding their phone and speaking out their grocery list to it. Amazing how times change, right?

Grocers are going online, converting their shops into an app. Delivery startups are partnering with stores and making it convenient for all three parties (including consumers).

One of the new entrants in Canada among online grocery delivery apps is the Cornershop app. As reported by TechCrunch, Uber recently acquired Cornershop in Canada to become Uber for grocery delivery app.

Before talking about the important aspects and considerations of on-demand grocery app development, let us take a look at some numbers to show how the online grocery segment is expanding.

Numbers don’t lie

  • In 2018, Canadian retail sales of food and beverage stores amounted to approximately $124.22 billion.
  • According to a study by Environics, the average Canadian household spends about $2,748 each year on online shopping.
  • In fact, 80% of shoppers agreed on using a mobile phone inside of a physical store to either lookup reviews and ratings, compare prices or find alternative store locations.

Thus opting for grocery mobile app development is the most successful approach to grow your business.

If you are planning to develop such a groceries delivery app like the Cornershop app then there are certain aspects of the process that you need to consider without fail. Let us take a look at them.

4 Aspects You Need to Consider During Grocery App Development

  1. Which features should you include in your grocery mobile app development

    A feature set determines how the app will perform and how much use it will be for the users. It is therefore essential that you integrate all the essential features as well as something unique in your app.

    A search feature will help the users to look for the stores, products, brands on the uber for grocery shopping app. This also helps in comparing the reviews, prices of the same product from different stores.

    Cornershop app claims to deliver products within just one hour of ordering. The app also provides an option to schedule the delivery according to the time suitable for the customer. 

    Another important feature is the payment gateway. It is very important to integrate one or a few of the best payment gateways in your app. It helps consumers to go cashless and make digital transactions fast and secure.

    When you plan to create an online grocery shopping delivery app, make sure you have the best and needed features in your app.

  2. How to make a brand for your startup

    In order to become successful, every startup needs to become a brand that has people’s trust and loyalty. The process to become a brand is slow but not impossible. 

    Coming to partnering with the right stores and companies, this decision is reversible but they cost a lot. So, it is advisable to make the right choice in the first go. 

    When Cornershop entered the Canadian market, Walmart Canada was the first official retailer to partner with it. This way both the brands got associated and Cornershop got the benefit of the brand name of Walmart. Now, it has partnered with famous stores including Metro, Costco, Sephora, Petsmart, among others.

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    Source: Cornershop App

    Recently Uber acquired Cornershop and thus one brand helped to uplift another. When you invest in grocery app development, make sure you partner with the best.

  3. How to keep the customers satisfied or how to retain loyal customers

    Whether you own a store or you are a delivery startup, the most important thing is to keep your customers satisfied. 

    A satisfied customer becomes a loyal customer. It is essential that you make sure that the customer chooses your mobile delivery app over other options.

    The customer is the king and to satisfy the king, you need to provide convenience to him.  Taking care of small things with great importance like bringing cold items in a different bag makes a huge difference. 

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    Source: Cornershop App

    The shoppers of Cornershop call the customers before they leave the store to make sure there is nothing else the customer would like to add. This has helped Cornershop gain customer loyalty. Giving gift-cards and discount coupons to loyal customers will further ensure customer retention. 

    When you plan to develop an app to deliver groceries, keep customer satisfaction as your top priority.

  4. How to make money from the grocery home delivery app

    There are various ways to make money from an app. Here, we have mentioned 3 of these that will assist you to make profits.

    • Subscription: You can make your app subscription-based. Monthly or bi-monthly, subscription fees can be levied from the customers keeping a profit margin in mind.
    • Delivery fee: You can also charge a delivery fee from the customer on every order. This fee will be separate from taxes and will cover shoppers’ fee and your profits if there is no subscription fee. 
    • Advertisements: You can also earn by advertising different brands and some products on the app. These brands will pay revenue for displaying their advertisements on your app screen. 

    If you want to go for grocery delivery app development, you must be clear about your monetization strategies. You can choose one of the above or choose a combination or go for another method that is profitable for your app.

Let’s Deliver the Perfect App!

Before you choose a mobile app development company for your project you must know about their work. Make sure that the company has hands-on experience in the on-demand delivery app development or grocery delivery app development. 

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Rakesh Patel

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Rakesh Patel is the Founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies (Canada). He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311

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