The tides are shifting as the world plugs into a fully connected community of ever evolving business technology. Why spend your precious time, likely hours each and every week, rolling an old rusted cart, teeming with germs, down the aisles of your local grocery store? In the 1960s the super markets we have become accustomed to represented true American innovation. But today, in the age of Amazon and modern technology does this represent the best our business economy can produce?
The answer is no. The good news is companies like Amazon, Walmart, & even Target are realizing this gap between true modern convenience and the capabilities of modern logistics can be closed. Actually, in select areas, Walmart & Amazon have already rolled out same day grocery delivery. For most of us, we are still left waiting, but if you are lucky enough to live in one of the areas serviced by the grocery delivery arm of these retail giants, true freedom exists from ever having to set foot in a grocery store again.
The process is simple, search and add all the grocery items you need to your cart in just minutes, checkout, and then sit back and wait for your scheduled same day delivery. Sometimes substitutions may occur, but you will always have the option to accept or reject your groceries upon delivery and inspection. The process is getting pretty seamless, and can literally save you the hassle of having to drive to the store, walk up and down the aisles searching for what you need, and then stand in line to wait for a cashier to check you out. Save your favorite items to a frequent shopping list, so it will make checking out next week’s groceries even faster.
The Grocery Industry is big money and big profits, so it’s no wonder Amazon, Walmart, & others are looking to capitalize on modern advances in technology and everyone wants to become the new standard for instant and easy grocery shopping and delivery. With driverless cars and drones quickly advancing, it is likely we will see even faster deliveries of groceries in the near future and to a much wider market.
Amazon is investing billions in its distribution infrastructure and it is no surprise why they recently bought Whole Foods. They are in the grocery business to win and they may win big. You may soon never have to go to the grocery store again, and we will finally move to the next evolution of the 1960s era super market. The supermarket online ready for delivery whenever you want. Not just same day delivery, but delivery in hours or just minutes. Instant gratification. And we say, Yes Please.