Stock Up From Home: Grocery Delivery Services Comparison
Kiss the long grocery shopping lists goodbye. No more fighting for parking spaces, trolley bumping or struggling with bulky bags. Whether you're shopping for your daily staples or gluten-free flour, meats, fish, or crushed ice, why not give online grocery shopping a try?
Chandarana Food Plus
You can order fresh food, deli, pastries, wine, cheese, spices and other groceries via the website https://www.foodplus.co.ke/. Delivery within Nairobi is free for purchases above Ksh 5,000. And Ksh 100- 200 for purchases lower than Ksh 5,000. Orders placed by 2pm get delivered the same day. Orders made outside Nairobi may take up to 48 hours and Friday orders may delay till the following week.
Payment can be made by cash on delivery, credit cards, and Mpesa. Their website is decent but it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for and not everything available in their stores is available online, so you may find yourself at the grocery store later anyway. But for most things, it can save you the big weekly trip.
https://wagonshopping.com provides a platform in which people can shop for groceries (among other things) from the comfort of their homes or offices. They work in collaboration with supermarkets such as Nakumatt, Naivas and Chandarana to deliver products from their shelves to yours. The majority of the product prices are shelf prices.
They also have deals with select manufactures that don't have their products in supermarkets yet. The delivery charge is Ksh 200 if you live around Kileleshwa, Westlands, and Kilimani areas. All orders are processed, checked out and delivered in a maximum of 2 hours and you pay before delivery via Mpesa, Paypal, Mastercard or Visa.
Grocery shopping in Nairobi is frustrating in general. Even with the newest big stores entering the market, it doesn’t seem like you can get everything you need in one store: you still have to go to multiple stores in multiple malls. Food Plus and Wagon Shopping can help you with the basics but sadly, there isn’t a player in the market yet that’s fully eliminated the trip to the grocery store.