With the growth of internet usage and the desire for saving time and money for organizing daily routine for people effectively, there are various improvements in the technology. As, most of the time, doing household duties became an unpleasant task, and then grocery shopping over this makes the situation more worsen and tiresome. As per the recent market survey,’ it also shows that more than 60% of people, shop their household with the help of smartphones and as a result app developer are taking advantages of this opportunity.

So, app development companies have to consider user’s requirement because there is no doubt that people are looking for an easy and spontaneous mobile app for reducing their impulsive spending, and then they can adequately manage their monthly budget. As, users will stick to those mobile apps which will help them for achieving all these things, so that companies need to make an app where users will get everything in the shortest possible time. There are various options which companies can add in their app like giving a discount, loyalty program, and coupons. All these will help users for saving money as well as time on such apps. Therefore, let’s have a look at given features which can contribute to the success of the grocery shopping mobile app:

Grocery list reminder
If you see an ideal grocery shopping app, then it reminds their app user for buying essential groceries for the daily use, which they are most likely to run out by the end of the week for example bread, eggs or milk and so on. However, grocery list app helps their users for creating the best grocery list each week with minimal efforts or typing. Besides, this also helps for making sure that the users will never forget the basics for their daily use again. So, such feature helps users for showing essential groceries which are most likely to require based upon the history of past grocery shopping. So, it is good to consider build-in reminder feature in the app as the feature can help for reminding their user about the groceries which they are about to run out of stock.

Able to Track spending
In order for reducing shopping costs as well as for handling a family budget, it is utmost essential for the users to track their spending habits. So, that the enterprise should provide a feature which can help for giving the overview for indicating how and where users are spending their money and along with that some recommendation on how they can reduce their expenditure.

Coupons and loyalty program
Everyone in this world is so enthusiastic about the coupons for saving huge bucks on shopping, so the given feature is all about coupons which can help for providing a simple way for turning virtual coupons into saving. As users always like personalized coupons based on their current shopping list, but grocery coupons come in both digital as well as paper to represent different discount programs, which can be seasonal, weekly or can be daily. So, the online grocery apps help in generating relevant coupons based on the shopping history or user’s location, so this can help them in family budgeting. However, when users add something to the grocery list app, then the app can also alert them if there are any grocery coupons available for printing or loading the grocery store loyalty card. So, the app should automatically load coupons for keeping up the ever-changing sales as well as discount.

Barcode scanner
A barcode scanner helps users for finding out product detail in a minimal amount of time as well as efforts. So, for scanning their groceries, users need to put their phone camera at the barcode of the grocery item to check the prices of the items on their phone screen. So, this will help them to add any grocery items to an electronic shopping basket where the barcode scanner feature also enables information about the nutritional value of the specific items as well as any dietary recommendations. Besides, the barcode scanner also helps the users for eating healthy food as well as for achieving their goals to remain healthy. Along with that these useful features also encourage users for managing weight and conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and celiac disease. Therefore, the users don’t have to surf for multiple websites for checking the calorific value for knowing about the specific grocery item.

Payment gateway
Payment gateway incorporation is one of the most crucial parts for anyone to demand in mobile app development,, even including grocery. So, this helps the user for paying immediately by using the options as per their convenience. So, you can incorporate PayPal, stripe or you can even use e-wallet options such as Paytm and apart from that users can also pay by debit or credit cards, internet banking for choosing the cash on delivery options.

Sharing feature
Sharing feature is another must-have feature in a shared grocery list app because this helps to ease the grocery shopping for users. So, if a person adds the required grocery items, then he or she can share the list with the person who is in the supermarket. Therefore, the sharing features enable the users for sharing the item in just one click, and those items automatically will get added to another person’s device. Also, there could be an option for sharing a grocery list with various platforms such as quick and easy sharing.

So, in the end, the enterprise should ensure that their app development is able to satisfy the needs as well as the requirement of its users. Besides, they should also pay attention to the user interface for making a grocery app stands tall in the crowd because it is utmost necessary that the mobile application has a user-friendly interface. So, if you are looking for developing a grocery app, then get in touch with us as our experts because they will help you with developing a mobile app which will be as per your business preference.

Source- https://panaceainfotech.weebly.com/blog/features-to-build-customer-centric-online-grocery-app

Author's Bio: 

Vivek Ghai has over 18 years of experience in software services industry. He is the founder of a software company specializing in web and mobile application development. He has hands-on experience in operations, digital marketing and business development in the technology industry. He advises start-ups and also is a technical co-founder for few of them.