I'm the kind of person who enjoy going to the supermarket and see what the offers are; I pick with extreme careful the veggies and fruits, and I always am like "sightseeing" over the aisles to see what else can I buy.
I never ever thought I was going to find myself in front of the computer, typing Coles Online to buy some groceries and wondering how would that be.
What is my excuse? Simple. I've been working until late (not really a excuse as Coles open until midnight) and not having a car in this rainy weather is not the most ideal kind of moment anybody wants to have. Come back home with heaps of bags, umbrella, all wet and cold. My fridge was empty, I was tired, hungry and I knew the next day would be the same unless I do something about it.
I just did. Went to the website and register myself.
My biggest concern was about the fruits and vegetables. I mean, is the person who picks them going to be careful enough? Are the bananas going to be black? Is the avocado going to be smashed? Seriously, not an easy decision to make. But I went forward.
The first thing to do is to choose if you want to collect your bags or you want delivery. (If I wanted to collect my bags, I would do the shopping by myself, but I understand they offer options for different kind of needs). After clicking on "delivery", they ask what would be the best time for you to get your shopping.
Then, you can start filling your virtual trolley.
I found it really easy to use. Each product has an id photo as well as a description with price, quantity needed and total amount to pay.
I started doing check-marks to the list while I was taking things out of the bag. Everything looked good (and effortless). I was so scared about the fruits and veggies that I didn't want to take them out! I took the bananas, narrowing my eyes to avoid see them, and for my surprise they were beautiful, the same with apples, mandarins, limes, leek, broccoli, etc. until I touched the avocados. Yes, that was a lay down for me. One of them was too ready to keep it for tomorrow, and I had to eat it almost immediately.
I have to tell you, I though it was going to be an unpleasant experience but, it was really nice to have my fridge and pantry full of groceries that in fact, were very fresh (even the ripe avocado was good) delivered to my door. Also, they sent a few samples of different products which I think is a nice touch.
Maybe is not something that I will recommend for routine, as I love to do my own shopping, smell the fruits I'm picking and touch my own avocados, but it's an excellent option for those who don't have time enough, or if you got the flu and don't feel like leaving home but still need to eat to survive, or if you are just feeling lazy. I totally will consider to do it again as "break the glass in case of fire".
What a fantastic article! I was going to write one like that about Woolworths but then I found yours. This should be cycled in the Newsletter again because it's so good. Thank you for it. (Also no, I will not be writing the Woolies one, as yours is so awesome! Thanks).