‘Tis the festive season, a time for merriment, friends, family, and more importantly: food.
But behind every bountiful spread is some unfortunate soul that has to get the groceries.
If that person is you, we’ve decided to help you out with 7 online grocery delivery services so that you too can just sit back and enjoy the holidays.
MyGroser is a fully self managed delivery service, from the way they source, pick, pack and deliver.
They have their own ‘cloud store’ which means they don’t source their goods from existing stores, but their own physical store, complete with its own cold storage rooms and a bakery.
While you can’t actually visit and shop there, the cloud store ensures that their 9,500 products are kept fresh and clean.
A selling point is their Ready To Cook section that offers Western and Asian inspired meal kits so that you start cooking for the family immediately without all the hassle of planning your recipes.
Currently, they are offering promotional festive products until December 31, 2019, including Christmas decorations, wine, and of course, more festively themed meal kits.
They can do same day deliveries at select delivery timeslots, 7 days a week from 9AM to 9PM, including Public Holidays unless specified. However, their services only cover the Klang Valley.
Deliveries fees are based on weight:
- Up to 35kg – RM8.90
- 35kg and above – RM12 (For consumer accounts)
- 35kg and above – RM15 (For business accounts)
They accept direct bank transfers, debit and credit cards but not cash on delivery.
Potboy sources over 10,000 grocery and household products directly from suppliers.
But what really sets them apart is you can turn over your recyclable goods to them for store credit called Potboy Gold.
With Potboy Gold, you apply discounts to your purchases or redeem prizes.
If you’re in a charitable mood, you can also purchase groceries for children and elderly shelters, which will be delivered bi-weekly on your behalf. It certainly would be a very Christmas thing to do.
Funnily enough, Potboy skipped over Christmas in terms of promotions and have already started on a Chinese New Year sale. This mostly involves discounts on bulk order drinks.
Potboy only delivers to select areas in the Klang Valley. Expect your delivery within 3 to 5 working days, not counting Sundays and Public Holidays.
They accept all sorts of payment options including payment on delivery, e-wallets, debit/credit cards and direct bank transfers.
And guess what? There are no delivery fees.
Left your grocery shopping to the last minute? Just go on HappyFresh’s website or app (available on Google Play and Apple App Store) and book yourself your own personal shopper that will pick out and deliver your groceries to you in under 1 hour.
Based on your address, HappyFresh is able to list out nearby supermarkets (like Village Grocer and Tesco) and speciality stores (like organic food and pet stores).
They deliver within Klang Valley, Penang and Johor, and on 7 days a week including public holidays, between 10AM and 9PM, depending on the opening hours of the stores they work with.
There is a minimum spending amount of RM50 but it can vary depending on the store.
Service fees are based on your distance from the store, starting at RM3 with an additional RM1 per km. This can also vary depending on demand.
They accept credit/debit cards as well as cash on delivery.
When Pierre, the French owner and co-founder of TheLittleMart, arrived in Malaysia in 2014, he could not find his favourite products in our local stores, so he started his own online store for the resale of French food products.
If you want to add some European flair to your Christmas dinner this year, check out their selection of imported cheeses, sweets and gourmet foods such as caviar, escargot and foie gras.
TheLittleMart delivers every day except on Sundays and select holidays between 9:30AM to 12 noon and 2PM to 5PM.
Delivery times and fees are:
- 48 hours within Kuala Lumpur – RM15
- 3 to 7 days for the rest of West Malaysia – RM25
- 15 days for East Malaysia – RM70
They accept credit cards and online bank transfers.
5. Signature Market
Why not go organic this year?
Sure, organic products have the reputation of being expensive (thanks marketers!) but that’s not always the case.
Signature Market buys over 500 organic products directly from manufacturers, which means customers can enjoy discounts up to 50%, with no retail markups.
For example, 500g of stingless bee honey or “Kelulut Honey” can be found for around RM120 to RM200, but on Signature Market, it has been discounted down to RM99.
Other products include nuts, dried fruits, cookie, honey, powder beverages and even bath essentials.
They are open 24/7 and deliver nationwide within 7 to 10 working days. There is a flat RM10 shipping fee for all orders, but you will get free delivery if your order is RM100 and above.
You can pay via credit/debit card, online banking and e-wallets.
Everleaf was founded to support the conversion of conventional farms to natural ones. They actively encourage chemical farmers to adopt organic farming methods and to work towards organic certification.
Everleaf gives you access to this network of local farmers and their produce, which are mostly vegetables and fruits
They update their list of available produce every Thursday, which you can have delivered by next Monday, fresh from the farm.
Right now, they only serve the Klang Valley area. The delivery fee is RM8 but orders above RM99 get free delivery.
They accept both credit/debit cards and online banking for payment.
With only two grocery delivery services on this list that deliver nationwide, I thought I’d include another one.
Redtick delivers all manners of grocery goods from fresh produce, baked goods, beverages, household goods and even health and beauty products.
While at first glance, Redtick appears to only deliver to KL, PJ, Seri Kembangan, Putrajaya and Puchong, they actually have an additional service named Redtick Plus which delivers all over Malaysia.
However, do note that Redtick Plus only delivers a limited selection of dry food as well as health and beauty products.
Redtick delivers between 9AM to 9PM during select 2-hour time slots. Place your order before 1PM if you want next-day delivery, otherwise you will need to wait an extra day.
The delivery fee is RM10 to RM15 depending on the delivery timeslot selected. You can get free delivery for orders over RM150.
Redtick Plus will take 1 to 5 working days, and will be shipped to you via their logistics partners such as GDEX ad DHL.
Shipping fees for Redtick Plus is RM8 for the first item and an added RM2 for each additional item.
They accept credit/debit cards, online banking and cash on delivery.
Or you could use the festive season as an excuse to turn this chore into a nice little family outing and go out shopping together.
However you want to bring the turkey home, groceries have never been easier with the increasing number of delivery services out there. So don’t let prepping for the holidays stop you from enjoying it.
- You can also read about what we’ve written about delivery services here.
Featured Image Credit: MyGroser Facebook