Things to Keep in Mind to Create your Own On-Demand Grocery Platform
Introduction: grocery delivery app
The coronavirus pandemic is coming to an end. Vaccines are making their way to the market and are giving people the confidence to step out and enjoy normal lives. Businesses are moving back to the way they functioned before. The one business that has caught the eye of entrepreneurs in these testing times is the on-demand platforms & especially the on-demand grocery delivery app.
Platforms like food and grocery delivery have proven to be a boon in many areas of the world. During the initial months, individuals were prohibited to go out of their homes. In addition to this, there was a constant fear that pondered on one’s mind, in these challenging times it was the on-demand platforms that made services available to their consumers.
Due to the pandemic, the on-demand grocery delivery platforms got the recognition they needed. You should surely read this blog if you’re confused about whether or not you should enter the on-demand grocery business. It offers useful information on how the on-demand grocery delivery platforms function and how you can go about developing one.
Overview: on-demand grocery delivery app
Before the pandemic, online grocery orders amounted to 3%-4%, which then rose to 10%-15%, according to research done by Bain & Company. The online ordering platform Instacart had to hire additional staff just to meet the demand. In 2020, Instacart received 300% more orders just at the start of March as compared to February’s figures.
The figures speak volumes for the business the on-demand grocery delivery apps are doing. Let’s now learn how the on-demand grocery platforms work.
How On-Demand Grocery Delivery Apps or Platform Work?
The on-demand grocery apps connect the local grocery stores with buyers. The order made by the buyer is delivered by the delivery executives provided by the platform.
Such apps have four main types of users namely – the buyer, the stores or vendors, delivery agents, and the admin. All four apps require different functionality to make the business function at its best. The mechanisms of an online grocery delivery app are mentioned below.
Business Models for an On-Demand Grocery Delivery App or Platform:
The most frequent question one asks is whether they should think about a business model before making the app. The answer to this is yes! Having a clear idea of which business model you’re aiming for would help you decide over which features you want to add, how complex and time-consuming the process would be, whether to opt for an MVP or not and many other such important queries.
Below are some of the most preferred business models for an online grocery delivery app.
How do the On-Demand Grocery Apps or Platforms Make Money?
Delivery & Service Charge:
- Registration/ Sign-in
- Advanced Search
- Secure Payment Gateways
- Communication Panel
- Add or remove items
- User profile
- Real-time tracking
- Communication panel
- Sign-in/ Sign-up
- User profile
- Order & payment ledger
- Add or Remove delivery agents & vendors
- Driver and vendor payment
- Communication panel
- Manage category list, payments, and transactions
Now that you know which features would account for a decent on-demand grocery app, it’s time we discuss the way you should go about developing an app for the same.
How we can help to develop an On-Demand Grocery Delivery App?
To offer the best on-demand solutions it’s important that all the preceding features are coded well using reliable tech. There is an invariable need for a mobile app, considering the number of users that use smartphones today. Hence, you need an app development company that is proficient and experienced in creating on-demand mobile apps.
Technource happens to be one of them. We have created on-demand apps appealing to various business domains for our clients around the globe. We are experts in developing tailor-made client-specific solutions. The case studies that are an example of the same are available on our website.
We work with native as well as cross-platform techs and also offer web app development services. Our budget-friendly rates and Agile methodology makes us a favorable company to work with. If you’re a start-up and are worried about your budget, don’t be! We recommend our clients with MVP development to save their money and time.
As per the numbers offered by Bain and Company, this is the best time to invest in the on-demand grocery business. To know more about the on-demand market and how you should go about creating your app, sign-up for a free consultation on our website. We will give all our time and attention to your business idea, and brainstorm ways to create an app for the same.
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