Computers have made our lives easier in many ways and online grocery shopping has become one of its many conveniences. This revolutionary idea is not only energy-efficient, it also helps to curb from spending on unnecessary items. Top 10 of Malaysia shares its list of the top ten online grocers (listed in no particular order) in Malaysia that provide a convenient service for home-makers with their wide selection of merchandise.
The first hypermarket in Malaysia to offer online grocery shopping, Tesco Malaysia’s Grocery Home Shopping (GHS) service has almost 90% of its stock available online. Launched in April 2013, GHS utilizes temperature-controlled, partitioned trucks to deliver its goods. You can pre-order your groceries from 11pm the day before up to 3 weeks in advance. Payment is fuss-free –you pay by swiping your credit/debit card on a handheld machine upon delivery and if you are satisfied with the condition of the groceries. Substitutes will be offered for out-of-stock items, which you can accept or reject. You can also reject items that are faulty, which will not be charged.
An online shopping mall and e-commerce platform found in 2009, youbeli.com has a comprehensive grocery, food and pets section, offering wares from trusted retailers around Malaysia. youbeli.com offers a large variety of products (6 full pages on pet supplies alone, for example), discounts and savings, free delivery for selected groceries, a points system (YES) where users can exchange points for items, and payment via multiple verified payment gateways such as ipay88, Paypal, FPX and MEPS. By utilizing youbeli.com, you get to support retailers and individual sellers that offer quality goods that might not be available in mainstream stores or markets, while enjoying the convenience of your groceries arriving at your doorstep.
Powered by BMS Organics, Organic2u.com stocks a wide variety of organic goods from food items to supplements, and even kitchen utensils and clothing. The website is certified by organic authorities from Malaysia, Australia, America and Germany. Besides ordering online, Organic2u’s customer care team also takes orders by phone, e-mail and fax, and all orders arrive within three to five working days. Customers enjoy free RM5 coupons for every purchase above RM100, as well as free product samples with each delivery.
Fancy some steak tonight? Thanks to Foodworld, you don’t need to head out to the nearest steakhouse to bite in. Established in 2011, Foodworld is Malaysia’s first 100% online fine food store, specializing in a wide range of meat cuts, desserts, cheeses, chocolates and other luxury food items. After an order is received at Foodworld, the food item is prepared, packed and delivered from a temperature-controlled storage facility. When you order from Foodworld, you are presented with preparation tips and recipes, as well as after-sales follow-up. It delivers throughout Malaysia with marinating and roasting services to be made available soon..
At the moment, Redtick has only one physical store in Setiawalk Puchong – but its online service has been around since 2010, providing various local and imported grocery items from Western and Asian countries. Redtick delivers throughout the week to Petaling Jaya, Puchong and Seri Kembangan, and there is free delivery for orders above RM300 and a reasonable delivery fee of RM8 for amounts less than that. Redtick accepts online payment as well as cash or credit card upon delivery. One feature that sets Redtick apart from the rest is its ‘Personal Shopper’ feature, whereby Redtick helps with small favours like removing chicken skin, rare items requests or even with selecting the freshest fish available.
You’d think that a name like Sam’s Groceria would be stocked with imported foreign goods – and indeed, it does have a wide choice of upscale, high-market options. What might take you by surprise is that it is owned by the same folks behind value hypermarket, Mydin. Although the items at Sam’s Groceria are imported from various Western and Eastern countries, it derives its name from the acronym ‘SAM’, which stands for ‘Saya Anak Malaysia’. Your groceries don’t need to travel far -delivery is optimized from the nearest physical store in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang.
Are you a fruit lover, but are too tired to always head to the market to get your fresh produce? Enter Freshcart, Malaysia’s first online retailer that focuses on delivering fresh local and imported fruits to your doorstep. Founded by Jonathan Oh and Soh Shangrong, Freshcart reaches out to fruit importers and wholesalers to choose the best fruits a few hours before they are delivered. Fruit prices are frequently updated, clearly pictured, and sold along with serving tips to jazz things up.
Little Green Planet
An organic shop with a difference, Little Green Planet delivers handcrafted organic goods as well as fresh produce – from its own organic farm, no less. Most items sold in Little Green Planet are gluten, lactose and chemical-free, which are ideal for those with allergies. The store only stocks from local producers, employs local staff and local delivery people, so by buying from Little Green Planet, you support local livelihood while reducing pollution to the environment. Besides individual goods, Little Green Planet also delivers daily and weekly food plans, complete with produce, for those who want to kick-start a healthy, clean-eating lifestyle.
The brainchild of a few high-profile businessmen and investors, Happy Fresh aims to bring the freshest groceries to your doorstep in as little time as possible. Mainly mobile-app based, Happy Fresh trains its personal shoppers rigorously to pick good-quality items and deliver good customer service before, during and after delivery. If Happy Fresh doesn’t deliver within an hour of your order, you get a discount voucher for your next purchase. Happy Fresh also offers you the freedom to choose your own replacement items in case something is out of stock. To top it all off, your groceries come in eco-friendly green bags.
Launched in September 2014 by a Japanese trading house, Soukai.my is an online grocery shop that sells non-perishable groceries like canned food, diapers, household products, and the like, delivering as soon as the next day (for most orders). Soukai.my distinguishes itself from other online grocers by offering a unique selection of Japanese food items, beauty products, and household goods at reasonable prices. Besides that, Soukai.my also clearly distinguishes halal-certified goods from non-halal ones on its website, so Muslim shoppers can be assured of a peaceful shopping experience.