Online grocery shopping in Shanghai

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  1. Nicole

    Nicole Curriculum R&D Teaching Specialist

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    Online grocery shopping in Shanghai

    Don't get me wrong I love nothing more than going into some of Shanghai's wet markets to buy my fresh fruit and veggies and practice my, very poor, Chinese. However it is fair to say that I hate, with a great deal of passion, wasting time trawling around supermarkets. So over the last few years I had been an avid fan of Tesco's online shopping service elegou.cn.tesco.com . However sadly with it's poor performance in China and the subsequent take over by Vanguard it appears their online site is now only in Chinese which led me to look around for an alternative. Thanks to good old Time Out Shanghai I found the article below and after asking around I have now switched to Epermarket which seems to be working out just fine.

    So if you hate fighting your way through the supermarket after work as much as I do then it might be worth giving this article a read.

    Five Shanghai online grocery delivery stores tested

    Epermarket
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    Launched in 2012 to help Shanghai’s foreign residents find food they miss from home, Epermarket offers a stock range similar to the likes of import shops such as Feidan but with a focus on convenience. Their website is available in four languages (Chinese, English, French and German), they are one of the only stores to deliver goods in temperature-controlled vans and all products are traceable throughout.

    Delivery charges
    30RMB standard delivery; 50RMB same day; free for orders over 300RMB
    Delivery times Midday-4pm, 5-9pm, 8-10.30pm, midday-10.30pm daily
    Delivery area All of Shanghai except Chongming, Hengsha and Changxing Islands
    Cash on delivery? Yes
    Cost of basket 433RMB

    Shop www.epermarket.com

    Fields

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    One of Shanghai’s longest-running online food delivery companies, Fields launched in 2009 following founder Steve Liang’s concerns about food safety. They offer quality, organic foods sourced from certified local farms where possible.

    Delivery charges
    50RMB for orders less than 100RMB; 20RMB for orders 100-200RMB; free for orders over 200RMB
    Delivery times Same day delivery for orders placed before 5pm or next day with two-hour slots from 6am-9pm
    Delivery area All of Shanghai excluding Chongming Island
    Cash on delivery? Yes
    Cost of basket 507RMB

    Shop www.fieldschina.com

    Kate & Kimi
    Set up by two Jinqiao residents, community-based delivery site Kate & Kimi started life after the founders struggled to get deliveries of organic vegetables to their Pudong homes. Now partnered with local growers Gusto Fine Foods, who supply to Shanghai restaurants including Jean Georges and M on the Bund, they stock organic veg, kitchen essentials and a slew of locally-produced foods such as Tock’s deli meats.
    Delivery charges Free for orders over 150RMB
    Delivery times Next day or same day delivery Monday-Saturday, with three-four hour wait slots from 9am-8pm in Puxi and 8am-7pm in Pudong.
    Delivery area All of Shanghai
    Cash on delivery? Yes, but delivery drivers have no local card machines
    Cost of basket 472RMB

    Shop www.kateandkimi.com

    Yihaodian
    Backed by Walmart and founded by two former Dell China vice presidents, Yihaodian is one of China’s biggest online retailers, delivering everything from food and household products to laptops, cameras and clothing with bargain prices and fast delivery times.
    Delivery charges 4-12RMB/order depending on time selected
    Delivery times 8am-8pm daily. Time slots are customisable; we were able to choose between 9-10am for 8RMB or 9am-midday for 4RMB.
    Delivery area The whole of Shanghai
    Cash on delivery? Yes
    Cost of basket 385RMB

    No English Version
    Shop food.yhd.com

    Yummy77
    One of the newest Chinese delivery sites in town, Yummy 77 announced their arrival to Shanghai at the beginning of this year with a campaign of cheesy billboards bearing iconic oil paintings getting fresh food delivered to their hands – think the Mona Lisa grinning inanely at a platter of live fish in her lap or a garishly sketched Adam reaching out not to the finger of God but a delivery box.
    Both their website layout and product range are suspiciously similar to Yihaodian, but there is a dedicated food focus here, which means you can’t stray into air purifiers or mobile phones by mistake.
    Delivery charges 15RMB for orders under 60RMB; 10RMB for orders 61-99RMB; free for orders over 99RMB
    Delivery times 9am-9pm in four hour slots
    Delivery area All of Shanghai, except Chongming Island
    Cash on delivery? Yes
    Cost of basket 329RMB

    No English Version
    Shop www.yummy77.com

    For full article go to
    http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/feat...8403/Online-grocery-shopping-in-Shanghai.html
     
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  2. Kathy

    Kathy Pacican Teacher

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    Don't forget to add City Shop to this. The site is cityshop.com.cn, with (I believe) ¥20 delivery fee on orders under ¥200 and free delieveries on orders over ¥200. The do same day delivery if the order is placed before 2:00pm in most areas, and I believe they deliver out to Chongming Island on the weekends. They are still my go to place when ordering online.