Understanding the basics of Grocery Delivery App Development.
With the rapidly increasing number of online grocery shoppers, grocery delivery applications have become popular. To develop a feature-rich grocery delivery application, it is vital to select an experienced app development company with a good client portfolio, that can develop a unique and user-friendly app for your business.
Developing a customized grocery delivery app for your business depends on the features and functionality of your app. The developers in different countries charge different hourly rates and provide an estimate taking into consideration time to develop the app, features, complexity and design. Generally, developers in the US charge from $50-$250/hr, in South Asia from $10 to $80/hour and from $30 to $150/hour in Eastern Europe.
The primary source of revenue for grocery delivery apps is the sale of products. The other sources of revenue are membership fees, delivery fees, charging commissions on store price from grocery stores or charging grocery partners for paid listings and sponsored ads.
Currently, leaders of grocery delivery apps are Freshdirect, Peapod, Instacart, Shipt, Amazon Fresh, and Farmigo. These apps have made their mark in the grocery delivery domain.
Grocery delivery or ordering apps are of 5 types based on business demand. Aggregator apps list out nearby stores for users, marketplace apps have a team of delivery personnel to deliver the grocery, single store apps for ordering and delivery by the same store, grocery chain apps for on-demand app solutions and custom grocery app for a personalized grocery shopping experience.
Grocery delivery applications can be developed for Android, Windows 7/8 or iOS platforms. using technologies and tools such as C++, Java, Linux, HTML5, PHP SWIFT, KOTLIN, etc. Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence can also be integrated with grocery delivery applications to provide a better user experience.
To develop a robust grocery delivery app, the development team generally consists of Project Manager, Business Analyst, 2 to 4 app developers for Android and IOS platforms, a back-end developer, 1 to 2 UI/UX designers, a QA engineer, a Delivery Manager, a Database manager, and a System administrator.
A grocery delivery app helps you convert your grocery store to a full-fledged mobile grocery mart where your customers can select all the required groceries and receive them at the doorstep. The admin panels on the apps help store users understand and monitor their customers’ preferences, luring them into making purchases while providing them an enhanced grocery shopping experience.