If you’ve ever been too busy, too tired or just too bored to go shopping for groceries, then you must know about India’s largest online supermarket – Bigbasket.com. The website was founded jointly by Hari Menon, Vipul Parekh, VS Ramesh, VS Sudhakar and Abhinay Choudhari. Hari Menon now serves as CEO. The company has raised close to 280 Crores in funding from investors including Ascent Capital, Lion Rock Capital, Helion and Zodius.
The online supermarket has replaced shuffling through aisles with clicking through webpages making millions of lives simpler. It does away with menial tasks like driving to stores, waiting in queues, paying for parking and the like. As of now, Bigbasket delivers over 18,000 products spread across 10,000 brands ranging from Fruits and Vegetables, Rice and Dals, Spices and Seasonings to Packaged products, Beverages, Personal care products, Meats and more.
Bigbasket & The Cash Crunch
When Demonetization shook the nation in November 2016, Bigbasket saw an amazing surge in users and sales. Online grocery shopping became all the rage since cash became scarce and Bigbasket’s revenue projection shot up in a matter of weeks. By giving payment options including credit/debit cards and multiple mobile wallets, Bigbasket became somewhat of a lifesaver to people who were running short of cashfor everyday essentials. In fact, Menon claimed that sales of fruits and vegetables had grown by a whopping 92% post the announcement.
— bigbasket (@bigbasket_com) November 9, 2016
More Than Cashless, It’s Convenience
The cash crunch may have proven to be a blessing in disguise for Bigbasket, but cashless shopping isn’t the only reason why you should give Bigbasket the position of your go-to grocer. The features, both delivery and User Interface, make it an exceptional website. We delve into some of the features that make it an amazing place to shop online.
Multiple Delivery Slots
Time constraints will no longer remain an issue if you order from Bigbasket. They deliver between 7:00 am – 9:30 am, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 – 7:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm. They promise on time deliver, failing which, they compensate by paying you 20% of your order value.
Packaged Freshness Delivered
A Bigbasket order will not just reach you at a time that suits you, but will also reach you in a package that will put your local vendors to shame. A freshness guarantee promises you a no questions asked return policy if you are unsatisfied with your order.
As you shop from the website, it creates a Smart Basket, which is essentially a list of your frequently bought products. Next time you visit, just select those products and your basket is ready for check-out.
If you’re not quite sure what exactly to buy, the Quick Shop feature is just for you. It displays the most bought products across the store so you can make an informed choice and shop only for the most popular products. And, it takes less than 5 minutes.
Click on the ‘Offers’ tab and you’ll find out how much Bigbasket loves it when customers save their hard earned money. The ‘Discounts’ section allows you to filter products according to the discount rates, the ‘Promotions’ section takes you through month wise promotional offers and the Bundle Packs section lets you shop for complementary products that are bundled together for your benefit – A lot of Buy 1 Get 1 and other discounts apply too.
Plus, CashKaro.com offers extra Cashback over and above these discounts making Bigbasket the wisest choice you’ll ever make.
With its awesome features that make shopping for essentials effortless, it’s no wonder that our favorite superstar relies on the website too.
So, Are You?