With the imposition of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, limitations and restrictions are expected occurring. In the light of this, Grab paved way for Filipinos to take their grocery shopping at home through the launch of a grocery service app called, GrabMart.
Through GrabMart, users can buy grocery items, and other basic necessities, and soon, even medicines, from specialty stores and well-known retail partners such as Robinsons Supermarket, Great Deals Ecommerce Corporation, FamilyMart, Starbucks at Home, ASSI Fresh Plaza, Fetch! Naturals, Dog City, and Barcino, among others. This online grocery service offers on-demand delivery in that orders will be delivered as fast as 30 minutes to few hours.
GrabMart is available as a Beta version in select areas of Quezon City, Pasig, Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati, San Juan, Valenzuela, Paranaque, and Taguig. The app will expand to more locations within Metro Manila in the coming weeks.
“With the launch of GrabMart, we are hoping to further serve Filipinos during this trying time. Aligned with our community-wide GrabBayanihan COVID-19 response, GrabMart helps not only consumers who need access to daily essentials, but also our delivery-partners and merchant-partners whose livelihood and businesses have been affected by the situation,” said RJ Cabaluna, Grab Philippines Country Marketing Head.
Akin to GrabFood and GrabExpress, cash payments is still available, but encouraged to pay via GrabPay among other contactless delivery and safe transaction methods in exercising social distancing amidst the pandemic. Delivery fee during the Beta period can be as low as PHP89 to PHP149 depending on the distance of the store, with a minimal service fee of P30 applicable for all orders.
To purchase from GrabMart, users will only need to tap on “Mart” tile in the Grab app. For more updates on all Grab announcements and news, follow Grab Philippines on Facebook or visit https://www.grab.com/ph/blog/grabmartph/.