Discount online grocery retailing has been a fairly quiet space in Australia (the two major chains aside), but competition is starting to increase. GroceryRun.com.au offers discounts on a bunch of brand-name goods, but only sells them two days a week.
GroceryRun.com.au has some obvious similarities with Supermarketdeals.com.au, which we’ve looked at recently, including the emphasis on brand names and the $11 flat shipping charge to anywhere in Australia. And just as Supermarketdeals.com.au is run by an existing online retailer (DealsDirect), GroceryRun.com.au is from the founder of CatchOfTheDay.
The unusual feature of GroceryRun.com.au is that you can only order from the site on a Wednesday or a Thursday. That’s likely to create more of a rush on the cheapest items, but the unpredictable nature of the specials means you wouldn’t be able to use the site for your entire grocery run, despite the name.
As with most bargain sites, there are good deals to be had, but you need to consider whether you would buy that product otherwise, and whether you’ll save enough to offset the postage charges. 200g of Nescafe Gold Blend for $7.95 (less than half the regular price) is definitely a deal I could be tempted by (though as it happens, that one has already sold out this week). If you’re already an organised shopper and know what your regulars usually cost, this could be a useful addition.