Friday, September 15, 2017

There’s still one big reason why people aren’t buying their groceries online

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Everyone wants to figure out online grocery. There are the big guys, like Amazon, Walmart, and Target, as well as traditional grocers like Safeway, who are investing in ordering and delivery capabilities to help them compete as more customers move from in-store shopping to placing orders from their phones and computers. San Francisco-based startup Instacart has raised more than $700 million, at a valuation of $3.4 billion, to make grocery delivery mainstream. In the US alone, consumers are expected to spend more than $100 billion a year on online groceries by 2025.

In spite of all that, there’s still one big reason why so many people still aren’t buying groceries online: They prefer to handpick items themselves.. . . more