I have always been sort of anti food delivery services. My opinion has been that many people use them just because they are lazy…. i.e going to the food store to shop should just be a part of a weekly routine. So many people are using services such as food delivery and becoming even more inactive.
However, that was just my first thoughts – being critical. Because you know what, food services are very practical and help many people.
I.e if you are busy and don’t have time to shop. Maybe you are a single parent and are busy taking care of your children. Or if you have been away from home for a while, you can just shop your food and have it delivered when you get home so you don’t have to worry about having an empty fridge when you get hom from your travels. Or maybe you live far away from a store… maybe you are injured or sick and can’t go food shopping. Or maybe it is just a way to stop you from buying lots of processed or junk food when you can sit at home and just click home the foods you know are better for you (and maybe just one or two chocolate bars!).
So basically.. .i was just quick to judge.
This week i decided to do my grocery store shopping online… why? Well because i am going to be busy in school and two, i am just feeling extra tired and i want to priortize being at school and working. Also, i might start using this delivery service when i move because i don’t have any large food store close to where i will be living, just 2 small and rather expensive stores – so they will be fine for quick groceries or if i forget something, but i won’t be doing any big grocery store shopping there and instead will have to take the tram several stations to grocery shop where the price is cheaper and more options. So i wanted to test this delivery service and see what i thought… (also, i used a code which gave me 200kr (20 euro) off!).
As this store is based in Sweden, it might not be so relevant for my international followers – but for my swedish followers here is what i thought!
The pros? You can sit at home, plan your meals and just click on the foods you need/want. No spontaneous extra items. Also some frozen veggies where cheaper than in normal stores. Also you can have lots of heavy foods delivered which you might not have been able to carry home from the store on your own. And you can plan the delivery of the food within certain hours so you know you will be home – not to mention they have next day delivery! Also you can be more aware of how much you are spending… i always use a self scanner when i go food shopping so i know how much i am spending, but when you shop online you can plan alot better your weekly or monthly food expenses and stay in budget!
The cons? Fresh produce is alot more expensive – so i will be doing that in normal grocery stores. They don’t have all the foods i wanted or certain foods were more expensive so i didn’t want to buy them on that site as i didn’t think it was worth the extra money (hahaha, got to be money smart as a student!). Otherwise there aren’t any other cons which i have experienced.
*Also note, i don’t know how environmentally friendly this is… however the delivery service does several deliveries at the same time so i guess that’s better!
I still think most people should go food shopping i.e walk there/walk in the store – but not everyone can or has the time for it and then food delivery is a good service!
I might use this service when i move… i might not, depends if i decide to just do 2-4 small shops every week and carry it home on the tram … but i think that will get tiring to have to shop almost everyday /several times a week and have to carry it home on the tram… who knows!
Anyway, to all of my Swedes – if you want to try this food delivery service you can go HERE (i.e my link) and get 170kr off 🙂 And if you become a member then i get some cash refund as well…. 😉
This is not sponsored, but i thought i would share the link and share my thoughts anyway!
What do you think about food delivery services? Do you use them? 🙂