Build on-demand Grocery App so good that it eats your competitors for lunch

A grocery app can help you fit a million dollars nicely in your wallet! So, think about it. Grocery apps are gold mines of loyal customers for life and explosive sales, and all it takes is a few “swipes and taps “for the customer to give you new orders and, consequently repeated requests.

The on-demand grocery delivery service will be a multi-million-dollar industry in the next five years. The best time to get a grocery app development done was five years ago and the second best time is now!

Keep reading to learn from industry experts at Idea Usher. Here’s how to develop the best grocery app and ways to monetize it.

What is a grocery app, and Why build one?

Build a Grocery Delivery App

Business ideas are functional when you make the best out of them. It is a new post-lockdown lifestyle but with old activities. Idea Usher predicted long ago the boom in grocery apps for smartphones. Especially when movement is limited. The online grocery delivery app and the concept of “buy now pay later groceries” are gaining momentum.

The market leaders in grocery deliveries in 2020:

  • Walmart Grocery with #1 ranking on Google Play and #2 on the App Store.
  • Instacart with 10 to 20 times sales growth.
  • Amazon’s app downloads surged by 20%.

Your cloud grocery app can be on this list too!

“Don’t just be on the go. Do on the go.”

It is the new life motto for modern-day consumers. An on-demand or cloud grocery mobile application makes life easy for customers. They can buy fresh produce, staples, and more. It just takes a few swipes, and they pay instantly too. Also, these days grocery delivery apps are equipped with an option to buy now, pay later groceries.

Say, a customer from a densely populated city like LA makes a purchase. Let’s assume the cart total is $100 weekly. As a repeat customer with monthly orders, this customer gives you a business of $600! Multiply it with the city population, and you would see $60000000 in sales monthly! Maybe even more! Give and take a few hundred dollars invested in operations.

Lucrative ways in which an on-demand grocery app will empower your business:

  1. Time-saving for your business and the customers alike.
  2. Order tracking features to make life easier for you and your customers.
  3. Loyalty programs to keep consumers hooked to your app.
  4. 3-D shopping and advanced features to lure more customers.
  5. Premium memberships for an ad-free shopping experience.
  6. Customer retention programs with occasional discounts.
  7. 24×7 customer support system using chatbots etc.
  8. Buy now pay later groceries provides you with credit service

The core features of any grocery app for Mobile:

Features of Grocery Delivery App

1. User Onboarding

The very first thing the user must be able to do is register. Without a sign-up, they can surely add products to the cart. However, to add the delivery address and freeze delivery times, sign-up is hence required. Also, customers can add to their wishlist their favorite products for future purchases.

You can add referral joining too. The referral customer already has a second-hand experience of how excellent your app is. The next step is to keep them for life.

2. Operations

The real shopping experience is built here.

Search options

  1. The customer should be able to browse through all the available products.
  2. Moreover, they should be able to access products across categories.
  3. Adding a shop-by-concern feature is an added extra that you can offer your customers.

3. Payment options

  1. Almost 80% of transactions are now digital. Give your customers the option to pay via bank cards, coupons, and wallets.
  2. Allow cash on delivery.
  3. Credit Payment can be an excellent way to lure more customers into shopping on the app.

4. Personalization 

Personalization feature

The customer needs to fill in details like address searching, users’ localization, etc. To create an excellent grocery delivery app and service, you need to exceed their expectations: the better customer satisfaction, the likelihood of their repeat orders increases.

Here’s how to do it:

5. Users’ engagement

Give the user something to engage with ultimately. It can be as simple as a spin wheel for an exclusive offer. The possibilities are limitless. Idea Usher is known to build apps with super addictive engagement schemes. Check them out here to learn more.

6. Organizing items

The customer should be able to view the cart items and the entire list. Only then will they proceed to book the order. It’s like checking on Uber which ride costs what fare. Speaking of uber, developing an e-scooter app is an excellent idea, too, amidst the pandemic.

7. Notifications

You can send geography-based push notifications to the customers. It can be especially beneficial to alert about ongoing and upcoming offers. Also, you can send notifications for successful order placement and so on.

Delivery solutions

Delivery planning

Users’ convenience is the aim, as we have learned so far. Allow the users to select a delivery slot as per their preferences.

Tracking orders

The customers would enjoy the facility to track their booked orders.

Canceling options

Sometimes the customer may be away from the delivery address. In these cases, when they change their mind, the app must provide a feature to cancel the order.

Build Better Solutions With Idea Usher

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Where can I find the best grocery app developers in the world?

It’s always good to contact industry experts to get a grocery app developed. At Idea Usher, for instance, we have helped more than 100 clients get a grocery booking application developed.

Firstly, our skilled tech and marketing team takes care of all the things from ideation to delivery. All of this so that you don’t even have to lift a feather. Secondly, we bridge the gap between grocery businesses and their customers by equipping them with customized grocery mobile apps.

Hence, Get in touch with us at Idea Ushers and talk to the best app developers!

Call us at:

(+91) 946 340 7140

(+91) 859 140 7140

(+1) 559 721 0509

Or write to us at [email protected]

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