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Nowadays, everything can be done with the tip of your fingers. Whether you have to book a cab, order food or have some shopping to do, just a few slides and clicks on the mobile phone and it’s done right away. In comparison to the past, we have seen a booming increase in e-grocery shopping through on-demand grocery delivery mobile apps and delivery platforms. People are just sitting in the comfort of their houses and ordering their household items and receiving them at their preferred time; and all this happens without visiting the physical store or waiting in the long line during billing. Especially during recent crisis times, when social distancing and staying home were required, online shoppers have increased at a rapid rate that’s never been seen before. As a result businesses, as well as tech companies around the world, are taking an interest in grocery delivery mobile application development. Therefore, you absolutely need to know about E-grocery app development.

Why is being online great for your grocery business?

Digital presence is a must for a grocery stores today. There are many reasons for this:

Customers are now going online to shop

Recent crises such as the coronavirus pandemic have made people largely dependent on ‘buying online’. It is safer and more convenient. Additionally, they have more options and get delivery in the comfort of their home.

Marketing can be  easy

You can market and target your customers easily. Groceries actually just need to attract customers residing in the nearby area. Today digital marketing allows you to take advantage of precise location-based targeting.

Online Branding

In this modern-day competitive market, you need to be unique to be able to attract your customers. You need to have a specific way you interact and communicate with them effectively. No way is better than using online technologies and tools to support your branding strategy.

How does a grocery mobile app work?

It is quite simple to understand the way how a grocery mobile app works. The app includes virtually all kinds of grocery items and facilitates choosing certain filters in order to make searching easier. After searching items, the users can add to their cart, and continue to search for other items; and then when finishing their list, they can do the final checkout. In several of the apps, the users can fill out the preferred time of their order delivery. Here is the detailed flow:

    • User signed up by providing some required pieces of information
    • After signing up, log in with an Email address or phone number and Password
    • Search the item that the user wants to find
    • Choose the item and Add to Cart
    • Provide address details where to deliver
    • Order confirmation and then choose the payment method
    • The order request is sent to Admin
    • The request is transferred to the grocery store manager
    • Store managers either accept or decline the request
    • Admin sends notification back to the customer
    • Store manager generates the order
    • Update Admin that status of the order
    • Order successfully delivers to the customer
    • Updates the Admin as well as the customer
Some types of grocery mobile apps that you should know

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Before going into detail about grocery app development, it is important to decide what exactly you are about to build because the online grocery delivery mobile app market is highly competitive and there are a lot of players in the market. Let’s review what options developers have:

1. Grocery chain stores apps

Walmart is one of the biggest representatives of such grocery businesses. You can either download the Walmart Grocery app or visit the website. There are virtually all the ranges of items that you can find on the app. Walmart also provides the pickup location option in addition to the delivery. It’s quite convenient, isn’t it?

2. Aggregating apps

Mentioned services give users generated lists of groceries in the area, on the app. Customers will choose any store from that list. They then have to select the products they want to buy from the selected range via a specific mobile application of that grocery. After filling out the payment method, customers just have to wait until the store’s confirmation of their orders.

After receiving the corresponding notification, a grocery shopping application lets the user follow the progress of their orders until they get to the specified address. People should keep in mind that all responsibility rests with each particular grocery store since grocery mobile applications only present stores and relevant data on their pages.

3. Marketplace apps

This type of app might belong to a supermarket owner who operates a commercial center. Besides that, the owner may also has a network of convenience sources to deliver groceries to customers through a retail mobility arrangement. In this case, it is important to know whether customer needs for a particular grocery can be fulfilled within the requested time.

4. Specific facility grocery delivering app

When you own a specific facility, you will see the importance of developing an application for your own business. In such a case, you have to manage many stages of mobile shopping, ensuring your app’s smooth and correct operation, updating your online menus, dealing with in-app and in-store purchases, etc. In part II of this topic, we’ll talk more about what features are must-haves to develop an app for groceries that deals with those tasks effectively.

Requirement development team

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In order to get started with E-grocery app development, you will need to get the right development team with the highly experienced skills that can help turn your idea into reality. The essential team members should be:

Project Manager

The project manager analyzes the requirements, passes the information to developers in technical language, and manages the project.

Mobile App Developers

Mobile app developers are responsible for the core development of your app. They have expertise in the underlying technologies and languages of mobile technologies.

Front-End Developers

These developers are responsible for creating the attractive user interface and design of the app.

Back-End Developers

These developers are accountable for the plugin developments, database management, APIs, and other backend features.

QA Expert

A quality analysis expert checks the complete app, makes sure all the required features & functionalities are working, and looks over the design of the app.

How much does a grocery mobile app cost?

Obviously, the cost of developing grocery mobile applications also matters a lot. However, there are numerous factors on which development cost depends. In order to have a detailed and clear outlook, you need to have a company in mind to contact who will work it out. Therefore, it is crucial to select a proficient mobile app development company.

We’re here at Kyanon Digital, ready to help you. Contact us today for more detail.

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