Grocery shopping can be a drag, but what are the pros and cons for shopping online as opposed to shopping in store.

Shopping for groceries can turn into quite a chore, especially when you have the kids in tow. Shopping online is a valid alternative but there are some concerns about the quality of groceries and freshness of products.

If you are tossing  up whether to shop for your groceries online check out our list of pros and cons to help you make a decision.

Online grocery shopping PROS

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home.

You don’t have to deal with crowds or lines.

You will avoid the lolly aisle tantrum.

Comparing prices is easier online.

You don’t have to traipse up and down aisles to find things.

You can view the total cost as you go so you know exactly how much you are spending.

Online stores are open 24 hours a day.

You avoid wear and tear on your car from busy car parks.

You can stand in front of your fridge and visually see what you need.


Online grocery shopping CONS

You can’t use cash to pay online.

You can’t choose you own fresh produce.

You may miss out on meeting someone special at the grocery store.

You have to wait for delivery.

Organising a time to accept delivery at home can be difficult.

You will most likely have to pay for grocers to be shipped.

Some online sites don’t sell perishables.


It looks like the pros out way the cons, so your probably should give online shopping a chance.

If you are looking for guaranteed fresh produce and online convenience give HelloFresh a go next time you shop.


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