Buying groceries, online or not?

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Online Shopping of Groceries

Postby Sweet Joy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:25 pm

Just like to share that you can make shopping of groceries easier by going online. Recently, NTUC Fairprice has been offering free delivery if you use OCBC Plus Card to pay for at least $50 worth of groceries. I have done this a few times and am satisfied with the service - prompt and reliable. Definitely going to very useful when my maid goes away in future.

Hope this recommendation is useful to some of you.

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Re: Online Shopping of Groceries

Postby AdonciaTang » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:21 pm

Cool! Thanks for the info!

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Re: Online Shopping of Groceries

Postby picapica » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi, there is new online grocery store called Redmart (http://redmart.com). They got sell things like diapers, wipes, milk powder etc. If spend more than $75, then got free delivery. If less then have to pay $10 for delivery. I think they even offer same delivery!

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Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby Jenn57 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:28 am

Hi! I was recently introduced to online grocery shopping for my dry groceries needs but I'm a little skeptical about it.. It's a tempting service, after going through a few nightmares carrying the many items together with an uncooperative baby..but at the same time the lack of response and usage of such services in Singapore is discouraging me a little.. Anyone has any experiences or recommendation? :shrug:

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby patntee » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:35 pm

Don't see why not if the particular online shopping site has all of what you need. Or if you still prefer to shop and pick from the supermarket for more variety, can always buy above the specified amount and get free delivery. With baby items like milk powder, diapers) it's easy to hit the minimum amount for free delivery from eg Giant, Cold Storage.

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby Jennifer » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Not sure whether all NTUC offers free delivery svc for $x purchases. Hv seen customers at NTUC Bt Timah arranging for delivery at the cashier counters.

NTUC Fairprice online shopping now has frozen/fresh food delivery too.

Once a while, I shop online at Fairprice for bulky household items, delivery date n time up to me to choose. Very convenient.

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:35 pm

I use Fairprice for online shopping. I've been using them for the past year, so I have probably ordered more than 10 times so far. They don't do free delivery, but it's $7 for orders above $60, and $10 for smaller orders. I accumulate my orders to make sure I order a decent amount (usually around $100) which would probably take me 3 trips if I carried the stuff myself, so I reckon that it's well worth the delivery charge. They are quite heavily booked up, so I usually can't get a delivery the next day and have to wait for the following day, but it's not too much of a problem as I don't rely on online ordering for urgent purchases. So far, they have always delivered within the chosen time slot and all items were delivered in good condition, so I'm happy with the service. I still buy fresh produce in between orders, but being able to get the heavy and bulky stuff delivered is a real boon for me as we don't run a car. I've not tried any of the other online grocery services.

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby Sweet Joy » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:52 pm

You can get free delivery from NTUC Fairprice if you purchase $150 and above with your OCBC Plus Card.

I have been doing bulk purchases every 2-3 months. Quite satisfied with the service. I even bought fruit juice, tomatoes, corn and other perishable products in small quantities and found them to be alright.

This service really saves me time and the extra trips.

For young families with babies and need baby products and diapers, you can try www.sosoon.com.sg.

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby starlight1968sg » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:10 pm

I still prefer to go to the supermarkets/wet markets for my groceries.

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Re: Buying groceries, online or not?

Postby bb_ mom » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:25 pm

Sweet Joy wrote:You can get free delivery from NTUC Fairprice if you purchase $150 and above with your OCBC Plus Card.

I have been doing bulk purchases every 2-3 months. Quite satisfied with the service. I even bought fruit juice, tomatoes, corn and other perishable products in small quantities and found them to be alright.

This service really saves me time and the extra trips.

For young families with babies and need baby products and diapers, you can try www.sosoon.com.sg.

Is it still $150? I recall it's been increased to $200 some months back. That's why I can't get my groceries delivered. Can never hit that.

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