Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Varuna Singh0
SOUQ.com enters online grocery deliveries, launches Superstore
SOUQ.com, the largest retail and online marketplace platform in the Middle-East today launched its interest and plans into online grocery deliveries. SOUQ.com Superstore is an online hypermarket, set to make grocery shopping easier.
SOUQ.com recently invested in InstaShop a grocery delivery application that lets your order grocery and get it delivered in 30 minutes. This is slightly different from a competing service elGrocer that partners with stores around instead of handling delivery themselves. Both these services offer almost instant delivery under 2 hours.
The Superstore is aimed at consumers who buy majority of their grocery in advanced while catering to safer essential items. “SOUQ Superstore is well suited for consumers looking to stock-up on household items ensuring they never run out of essentials” is what SOUQ.com said.
SOUQ.com’s Superstore has six categories – Food & Grocery, Health & Beauty, Household Needs, Pet care, Nutrition & Suppliment and Baby care & food. SOUQ also plans to introduce an Organic section, a Chocolate section and ‘Food of the world’ section.
Naturally, SOUQ will house items from popular brands such as P&G, Nestle, PepsoCo, Unilever, Henkel, Reckitt Benckiser, Marsk, L’Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, Nivea and others. In short every day-to-day items in hypermarkets will be available at SOUQ Superstore.
Initial countries are UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia
The news comes just after a competing e-commerce platform noon.com launched yesterday. Initial market for SOUQ.com Superstore is impressively not just delivering to UAE. Egypt and Saudi Arabia will also be able to order groceries with Souq.com Superstore.
According to SOUQ.com, growth in online grocery shopping has increased to 34% this year since 21% last year in 2015. This is according to a recent study by Morgan Stanley.
“With SOUQ Superstore offering convenience, greater information, reviews, enhanced customisation and unlimited product selection at their fingertips, we are confident of a significant level of consumer adoption here in the Middle East. It’s an exciting time to launch such a category as our digitally savvy consumers in the market are leading the online shopping trend and we are experiencing exponential growth in m-commerce. By leading with innovative solutions we are set to change the way consumers shop and eat today.” Said Ronaldo Mouchawar Co-Founder & CEO of SOUQ.com.
You can check out the Superstore here: souq.com/superstore
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