|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2013/01/14/sumitomo-group-launches-online-grocer-sukamart-in-indonesia/||| Jan 14, 2013 | Corporations|
The next generation of grocery shopping is finally here in Indonesia.
Recently, a joint venture between Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Indonesia known as Sumisho E-Commerce Indonesia has officially launched its Indonesian grocery e-commerce website Sukamart.com. This spells revolution, as it cuts down hours of being stuck in traffic and utilizing those hours to do something more useful. This e-commerce site not only gives you the flexibility to shop online but delivering your groceries to your doorstep as well. Sukamart has six main product categories namely food, beverages, personal care, health products, baby care as well as home and kitchen. Currently they have more than 1,000 products and they will deliver your groceries within two days of your purchase for Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi) residents. They also cater to nationwide delivery but will take more days and is more expensive.
Making payments is easy as Sukamart allows bank transfer from BCA, Mandiri and BRI accounts. Free delivery service is available for up to 5kg of groceries in Jabodetabek area until January 31st. Sukamart also plans to add over 15,000 products by the end of this year and to expand their delivery service outside the pre-planned area. This e-commerce site is going to offer cash on delivery (COD) payment service and other payment methods such as credit cards and internet banking will be supported soon.
Many Indonesians can now experience the comfort of buying groceries online as beating the traffic jam will not be a part of their shopping problem now. Major grocers such as Giant and Carrefour in Indonesia have yet to launch this full online shopping service for their customers. However, Carrefour lets customers buy online and pick up their groceries at selected stores. Online shopping is fast, discreet and easy. It is no wonder shoppers are filling up virtual carts instead of visiting brick-and-mortar shops. Perhaps it is about time to encourage all major grocers to launch online shopping for the ease and comfort of shoppers.
Source : DailySocial
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