Online grocery stores offer group buying options to meet fresh food shopping demands from communities in closed areas.
Hongkou district consultant Helen Hu said the community she lives in has made a request for group shopping deliveries from Freshippo and is still waiting for grocery store staff to work out arrangements.
Next day delivery is available at four Pudong stores and eight Puxi stores, as there are currently no individual shopping options in the city.
Freshippo offers four types of combo packages ranging from staple foods, drinks, vegetables and snacks with prices ranging from 109 yuan (15 USD) to 299 yuan. Availability varies by region.
For those who order before noon, the delivery would arrive at 5 p.m. the next day, and those who order in the afternoon must wait for the goods to arrive on the third day.
Freshippo’s neighborhood stores now cover 160 communities in Baoshan district and 150 in Pudong.
According to Freshioppo, the bulk purchase model could be four times more efficient than individual delivery.
Bright Dairy offers eight types of fresh milk and yogurt for bulk purchase. Deliveries will arrive on the third day after ordering with a minimum purchase amount of more than 3,000 yuan (470 USD) for each compound.
Meituan provides next-day delivery of seven types of takeout food in Xuhui, Putou and Jing’an districts, priced at 25 yuan each. A minimum of 30 sets are required in a neighborhood compound.
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Dingdong Maicai’s group shopping service has donated more than 1 million vegetable packs to nearly 100,000 households across the city since it went live last week.
Dada Group’s JD Daojia delivery platform and grocery vendors have also offered group purchase options for 100 or more orders in each community.