Faced with long working hours and an increasingly hectic lifestyle, Singaporeans are resorting to online grocery shopping to help save time and effort for their daily necessities. In addition to skipping the long queues and towing of heavy bags of groceries, online shoppers can purchase groceries at the comfort of their own home. To help facilitate the comparison process between the various online grocery shopping websites, we came up with a list of the most popular online grocers in Singapore.
RedMart was one of the largest online grocery stores in Singapore but was acquired by Lazada in 2016 and been merge into Lazada starting from 15 Mar 2019. Backed by Lazada, they are giving the traditional supermarket big boys a good run for their money with their aggressive marketing and wide variety of products. Their lack of physical stores enables them to price their groceries competitively. The ability to sort goods by prices in their own categories enables bargain hunters to shop easily. They provide free delivery for orders above $60. There will be a $3.99 or $5.99 delivery fee for orders below minimum order value. They deliver 365 days a year, even on Sundays and Public Holidays.
FairPrice Singapore is definitely the most commonly known supermarket chain in Singapore. Customers who are NTUC Union and FairPrice members who have the OCBC NTUC Plus! Visa Credit Card or OCBC Plus! Visa Credit Card would be thrilled to discover that they are still entitled to rebates upon confirmation of purchase. There is free delivery for purchases above $79 below which a delivery fee of $5 / $3 will be charged for purchases below $59 / $79. There is also a service fee of $3.99 for all online orders. Customers who purchased above $3.99 can opt to use the click and collect option to waive the service fee and collect their purchases at more than 70 Click&Collect Points which includes FairPrice supermarkets, Warehouse Club, Cheers and FairPrice Express at Esso stations. Alternatively, consumers can join the FairPrice Digital Club for $9.99/mth and have the service permanently waived and enjoy enclusive promotions. Digital Club members / non members earn 1 / 0.5 LinkPoints for every $1 spend on FairPrice Singapore or the equivalent of 1% / 0.5% LinkPoints rebate.
Sheng Siong Singapore has imported their low-cost and no-frills model online and you'll be able to purchase many items that are competitively priced on their retail website. In addition to the typical groceries, they also sell other miscellaneous items such as parking coupons and electrical appliances. They provide same-day free delivery service with a minimum purchase of $100. Delivery fee of $6 will be charged for orders below $100. However, they currently only deliver to selected areas in Singapore (mainly places near their physical stores).
Giant Singapore has one of the largest selections of products for online groceries, with the availability of electrical appliances and household products. Their extensive range of products even includes massagers, furniture and automobile accessories. They deliver 365 days a year, even on Sundays and Public Holidays. They provide free delivery service for order value above $59. For order value less than $59, the delivery charges will be $7 per delivery trip. They do not deliver to Jurong Island. Their payment modes include online payments and cash on delivery.
Cold Storage Singapore offers sundry of imported products such as fruits and Japanese food that are not available in other online grocery stores. Similarly to Giant Singapore, they provide free for order value above $59. For order value less than $59, the delivery charges will be $7 per delivery trip. They also do not deliver to Jurong Island. Online payments and cash on delivery are accepted forms of payment.
FairPrice Singapore is still the market leader when it comes to groceries and is the best online grocer in Singapore. Although their online store charges an irritating $3.99 service fee on top of any delivery fees, one can always offset the fees with widely avaliable FairPrice Promo Codes. In addition, their economies of scale with offline groceries allow them to price their products more competitively with fresher selection as compared to their competitors.