Food and beverage easily outpaces every other sector in the retail market. At $600 billion per year, this mega market is something grocers and e-retailers alike are keen on catering to. Until very recently, traditional grocers haven’t had to worry about competition from e-commerce sites such as Amazon and e-Bay.
Today, challenges remain for an e-grocer business model. The logistics of delivering fresh groceries are mind boggling, as are the fees. However, the landscape is changing. Purchasing groceries online may beget you the following advantages: virtually unlimited selection, a slew of innovative new startups offering subscription prepared food and same day delivery services beginning to be offered by Amazon, e-Bay and Google.