Thursday, 1 October 2015

Grocery Shopping Made Easy: Thank Your Mobile App!

Technology is fast penetrating into our homes and is challenging our traditional habits. Change, as they say, is the only permanent law and this change is certainly for good. Gone are the days when one had to wait for the weekend or squeeze in time for tedious grocery shopping into an already hectic day. All this and more is now just a single click away. Yes, mobile apps for grocery stores are all over the internet. Whether you are an android, iOS or Windows users, there are apps waiting to be downloaded onto your devices. This emerging market segment is giving urban users the comforts from listing down daily requirements and stopping by a store to physically pick up the groceries. Some benefits of grocery mobile apps include the convenience of shopping at will, ease of browsing what’s in at the store, choosing the products, booking a delivery slot and suitability of payments.

People are now breaking free from the traditional shackles that restrict their shopping outings. Today, anytime, anywhere shopping is the new mantra and a game changer. It’s not just the customers who are reaping the benefits of mobile applications, even the service providers are making merry at the paradigm shift in the behavioral habits of Indian customers. A joint study conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) and Deloitte suggests that app downloads in India is set to grow from 1.56 billion/annum in 2012 to 9 billion/annum by 2015 thus witnessing a tremendous compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 75%. The revenues from paid apps is believed to rise to more than Rs 1500 crore in 2015 as against 900 crore in 2014. A boost of Rs 700 crore is simply astonishing! This growth is propelled by the ever increasing usage of internet on smartphones. Service providers’ expanding their 3G footprints and 4G venture announcements are two other factors for this compelling growth paving way for smartphone sales and thus app downloads. Read More -