GOCERY: Subscription-based platform
With the restrictions brought about by COVID-19, Filipino owned company, Gocery Online Supermarket Inc., launches GOCERY, the very first subscription-based online grocery store in the country.
GOCERY is the newest web-based platform that aims to remove the repetitive and routinely task of grocery shopping. The platform was designed to ease load off of consumers by offering pre-selected and curated packages on the website based on the average number of household members in a given home. Package options include items that are well thought of and carefully curated for use by bachelors, single ladies, family of 2, 4, and so on. If consumers do not find package options that match their needs, they can also easily customize their carts and create their own packages.
The goal of the platform is to deliver your basic home needs to your doorstep on a regular and monthly basis through a subscription package. These basic home needs are mostly focused on non-perishable items such as bathroom and facial care products, kitchen cleaning agents, home and laundry items, car care and baby care products, as well as non-fresh food items that you need to stock up your pantry. GOCERY encourages smart shopping to help you save money by removing from you expenses for gas, parking, or commute fees while offering most of your favorite household products in a lower than usual in-store retail prices.
Aside from saving money, the platform will help consumers save time from travel and traffic, lining up at the store, and the burden of commuting carrying heavy loads of grocery items. Most importantly, you lessen the risk of exposure to COVID-19 because you don’t have to go out to purchase these grocery essentials.
At first when I heard about this offer, I found it irrelevant to me since I am in charge of the grocery shopping and it is one of the things I love to do. I thought that it is not applicable for me. But then my husband told me that this subscription box might work for really busy people and adults with mental challenges like autism.
This will help them to lessen the things they need to do every month.
The only downside of this app is that they charge a web service fee amounting to P205 plus delivery fee.
For me, since they have a minimum of P2,000 per box they should have at least removed the web service fee. Plus the only payment option as of now is via Paypal and Unionbank. I hope they will have more payment options soon.
GOCERY is directly partnered with global brand manufacturers such as Procter and Gamble, Unilever, SC Johnson, Green Cross, Johnson and Johnson, 3M and many more. Currently, the company, serves cities within Metro Manila and is looking to expand its reach nationwide in 2021.