With most of the country under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to Covid-19 pandemic, consumers have to find ways to do their shopping without exposing themselves to infection. As a result, online stores are fast gaining acceptance. Online Groceries in the country or Cebu Online Groceries stepped up their efforts to continue its operations.
Below are some of the online grocery retailers and distributors to checkout for your household needs:
At present, this is one of the biggest online shopping platforms in the country. They sell household items such as canned or processed foods, milk and beverages, diapers, detergents, and personal care, etc.
For new users, you have to sign up first through this link before you can place an order. Download Lazada’s app from Google Play or Apple App Store to enable shopping through mobile phone.
Lazada offers different payment options such as Lazada wallet, credit/debit cards, GCash, etc. But in time of Covid-19, Cash-on-Delivery (COD) is suspended at the moment. Due to quarantines, deliveries may be restricted so do check out if vendors can deliver to your address.
Just like Lazada, this popular online shopping platform sells groceries and a wide range of items which also caters to the whole country. Not in time of Covid-19 and Enhanced Community Quarantines though as deliveries may be restricted as well. So do check out if the vendors can deliver to your address before placing an order.
Through Shopee, you can do online shopping for laundry items, personal and beauty care, canned or processed foods, baby care, and dairy products, and among others. You can shop either through Shopee’s website or on its mobile apps.
Different payment options are offered, but COD option is also temporarily suspended. Of course, this is to lessen contacts between customers and riders to reduce chances of transmissions of Covid-19.
OhMyGrocery (OMG) is a new platform by a Cebu-based tech startup, OhMyGenie. This platform allows customers to order groceries from the comfort of their homes. Prepaid items offered are pre-packed groceries such as canned goods, coffee, assorted noodles, milk, and pre-packed hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, detergents, tissues, alcohol, etc.
OMG primarily caters to Cebuano shoppers. As a guideline, customers should register first at bit.ly/KeepCalm-omg before shopping.
Furthermore, OhMyGrocery’s mobile app is still under development at the moment.
Special instructions for ordering at OhMyGrocery are provided at the latter part of this post.
Session Groceries is an online grocery service that supports local agribusiness. They deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, rice, and other harvests from the farms of Baguio to all parts of NCR, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite.
This online grocery has launched its Android and iOs mobile apps. So it is now very easy to shop online. Due to the community lockdown, Session Groceries has now a minimum purchase order of Php 300. Apart from this, delivery charges vary from each area. Check the delivery charge information through their Facebook Page.
With services like Session Groceries, you are not only giving yourself shopping convenience but also helping the farmers earn profit from what they worked hard for.
GrabMart is an on-demand delivery service that provides Grab users a way to purchase their daily essentials online such as food and beverages. Some items for delivery are packaged food, home care, personal care, and among others.
For Grab users, just launch the Grab app and select “Mart“. Select GrabMart merchant, browse through the available products, and place your order. Delivery is currently available in selected areas of Metro Manila.
GrabMart encourages users to “Go Cashless” by using GrabPay and “Go Contactless” by keeping a 1-meter distance when receiving orders. Of course, this is for a safer experience for both customers and riders.
Landers is a Filipino Concept Supermarket that has branches in Balintawak, Cebu, Alabang, ArcoVia City, and its main branch and office in Otis, Paco, Manila. Unlike most groceries, they offers a wide variety of products both imported and local.
Landers continues to operate its physical and online store. But due to the ECQ, delivery operations might be delayed and rescheduled on another date and time.
To shop online, visit this link and sign up for membership to place an order. Enjoy exclusive benefits that only certified members have such as access to a wide array of well-known local and imported items.
Rose Pharmacy schedules deliveries of medicines, health care, baby and kids care, personal and beauty products nationwide.
Simply go to RosePharmacy’s website to browse available products.
However, due to the cancellation of flights, all delivery for online orders outside of Metro Cebu will take 2-3 weeks via sea freight. All Metro-Cebu orders will be delivered on the same day or the next day. Well, I actually placed my order 2 days ago and received the items today.
UPDATE: Specific Instructions from these Online Sellers
How to Make an Order:
1. Access the mobile app
2. Choose products to add on cart
3. Confirm shopping cart
4. Provide delivery information and home address with a landmark
5. Place your delivery
You will receive a confirmation call from Session Groceries’ staff. Payment method so far is only via Cash on delivery.
OHMYGROCERY KEEP CALM PRE-PACKED GROCERIES DELIVERY
Allowed Payment Process (Cebu customers only)
OMG will only process pre-paid orders at the moment.
In addition, payment must be made at least 24 hours before the selected delivery slot.
- After placing items in your cart, proceed to checkout.
- On the Checkout page – select the Pay with Cash option.
- You will receive an order confirmation email after placing an order.
- Settle the payment for the amount indicated at the Grand Total.
- Send proof of payment (screenshot/photo and reference number) by replying to the order confirmation email.
Please send payments to:
BPI Account 9061009253
Chimera Technologies Corporation
You can use GCash, PayMaya, or simply use the e-transfer app or facility of bank.
Start placing your ORDER TODAY.
Register here 👉 bit.ly/KeepCalm-omg
Shop here 👉 https://store.ohmygrocery.com/stores/keep-calm
Pay here 👉 bit.ly/omg-payment
1. Make sure to have an active account with Lalamove or Grab Express.
2. A message will prompt you when orders are ready.
3. Pick up point, and contact details of the dispatch person will be provided.
4. Stay at home with loved ones as you wait for grocery essentials.
For inquiries, and other concern you may send us a message at our FB messenger.
How to Make an Order:
1. Launch the Grab app and select “Mart.”
2. Select a GrabMart Merchant.
3. Search and Select from products available.
4. Place an order and wait for the rider to deliver the items.
For a safer GrabMart experience Go Cashless like GrabPay to reduce contact with cash and to pay for your transactions safely. You can also Go Contactless by keeping a 1 meter distance when receiving orders.
BONUS: Cebu Online Groceries and other Cebu-based Online Vendors
Here’s a list of some Facebook pages and websites that deliver groceries, fresh produce, and other health products/services. If the delivery address is within Cebu, feel free to reach out to each online seller below.
• Cebu Online Grocery Services
• La Veggie Deli Vegetarian Cafe
• Happy Island Traders – fresh and frozen seafood
• Komprador – fresh seafood
• J&J’s Superfoods Cebu – lowcarb/keto ingredients (almond flour, coco flour, etc.), chia seeds, dried fruits, etc.
• PureHub Nutrition – organic mixed nuts, cacao nibs, chia seeds
• Crema Homegrown Recipes – dried bananas
What are you waiting for?
Since the majority of the countryside is now on lockdown, the demand for low-cost household product needs is increasing. More Filipinos now realize the importance of buying their needs from online sources. It’s not only convenient and accessible, but also minimizes the risk from viral infections. It pays to stay home and be safe.
If you know other full-fledged eCommerce Online Groceries in the country or Cebu Online Groceries operating in time of Covid-19 and Enhanced Community Quarantines, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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