Setting Up Online Grocery Store Amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Akanksha Chandan
2 min readApr 4, 2020


The world is suffering due to the outbreak of Coronavirus and we still don’t know how long it is going to take before we defeat it. The health organizations & the government have already advised everyone to stay at home and follow Social Distancing. It is the only way to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.

Effects of Coronavirus on Online Grocery Businesses

Grocery Shopping Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

People all over the world have started practicing social distancing and they are strictly avoiding going out to crowded places like universities, clubs, malls & other marketplaces. This has led to a sudden dip in offline shopping, which also includes grocery shopping. As of now, the government has advised people to do grocery shopping at specific times and at select locations.

Boost In Online Grocery Shopping

Since people are not allowed to go out, now most of them are ordering groceries online using platforms like Walmart Grocery, Instacart, etc. Overall, the Coronavirus Effects on Online Grocery Businesses is noticeable and that also in a positive way.

Also, according to an app analytics company Apptopia, grocery mobile apps in the US have experienced record numbers of daily downloads in March 2020.

Let’s have a look at the graph,

Future of Online Grocery Shopping

Some people used to think that I could never buy a perfect apple if I don’t touch it and check it before I put it in my basket but now, due to lock-downs, they are left with no option but to use platforms like FreshDirect or AmazonFresh.

Once people feel that it is a pretty convenient experience, they might do that more often.

Setting Up Online Grocery Store

In my opinion, this is the best time to start planning for your online grocery store. If you are willing to get an online store and mobile app built for your grocery business, I will suggest you opt for Growcer by FATbit Technologies. Growcer provides online marketplace solutions exclusively for grocery businesses. They have the expertise in the field and developments like,, etc, justifies their worth. You can get an eCommerce website & mobile app developed by them at nominal pricing.



Akanksha Chandan

MBA — Marketing & International Management | Marketing Team Lead @ Grazitti Interactive | Sprouting Interest in Psychology