The next big thing in the ecommerce space is the grocery shopping sector, which is set to grow stupendously by 2020. In recent years, there has been a marked shift in the way consumers buy groceries. Based on existing trends, it is estimated that ecommerce grocery expenditure will hit $100 billion by 2022. According to reports by Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen, over 70% of U.S. households will rely on an online medium for shopping for groceries, which is an astonishing shift from 30% in 2018. Amazon is one of the eCommerce giants driving innovation in the ecommerce grocery sector thanks to convenience and speed of delivery. Organizations must keep up with this massive change and adopt alternative eCommerce strategies to stay ahead of the competition.
Convenience is the key when it comes to ecommerce omnichannel grocery shopping. According to Nielsen and Rakuten, the current valuation of the omnichannel grocery market is over $1 trillion and will continue to grow at an enormous scale each year. Innovative features which empower consumers to search, research and buy at ease are going to set the standard for the organizations to stay ahead in this highly competitive space. Amazon’s Go stores or Walmart’s Click & Collect or Amazon’s Subscribe & Save are the game changers in the ecommerce arena that provide convenient and easy way online shopping. An omnichannel system opens up opportunities in terms of myriad of options and personalization for a seamless shopping experience.
Organizations have realized the importance of an efficient supply chain for meeting consumer needs by providing the freshest and highest-quality ingredients quickly. Platforms which can tackle the logistical challenges that arise can effectively compete with others in the market creating greater value for the consumers. Facilities such as reliable cold-storage and fulfillment centers situated near major populated regions, drone-delivery systems that reduce transit time and predictive analytics must be implemented to increase customers’ satisfaction and trust towards online grocery shopping. They also serve to minimize any wasted groceries.
IoT has gained momentum in recent years on account of its effortless data exchange through embedded sensors via connected devices and its widespread applications across the value chain. The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies are one of the greatest benefactors of IoT technology, driving enhanced consumer engagement via implanted sensors in the products or services. With IoT on their side, organizations can now gauge customers’ deeper motivation based on behavior and upgrade their product designs or service models. This ensures improved customer experience and enhanced brand loyalty and retention directly affecting top-line growth.
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