Grab PH launches on-demand grocery delivery service

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Groceries and other necessities may now be delivered at-your-doorstep within a few hours in Metro Manila following Grab Philippines’ (Grab) launch of its GrabMart service on Monday, April 20.

GrabMart illustration courtesy of Grab Philippines (PNA)

In an announcement, Grab said the service, currently at its beta phase, allows users to purchase grocery items and other dry goods from its partner establishments, while other products such as medicines will soon be offered as well.

“GrabMart is one of the few app-based grocery services that offers on-demand delivery, which means orders are expected to be delivered as early as 30 minutes or within a few hours,” Grab said.

During its beta phase, purchasing through the service would cost the total price of goods, plus a delivery fee at a minimum of P89 to a maximum of P149, and a flat rate of P30 per order. Fees may change after the beta phase of the program, Grab said.

The service is available in select areas of Quezon City, Pasig, Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati, San Juan, Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Taguig, and will soon be expanded in the coming weeks to cater to more locations within Metro Manila.

Its retail partners include Robinsons Supermarket, Great Deals E-commerce Corporation, FamilyMart, Starbucks at Home, ASSI Fresh Plaza, Fetch! Naturals, Dog City, and Barcino.

RJ Cabaluna, Grab country marketing head, said the service was launched to help provide necessities, as well as livelihood for its delivery-partners and continued income for businesses, during the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon. “With the launch of GrabMart, we are hoping to further serve Filipinos during this trying time,” he said.

Similar to its GrabFood and GrabExpress service, Grab said that cash payment is still available but encouraged its users to avail of cashless payment through GrabPay. — Raymond Carl Dela Cruz (PNA)

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