Creating the website
The most important part of online grocery shopping is the website itself. The website should have a complete list of groceries that are able to be delivered as well as the prices for each item. This website should then have a "shopping cart" where a user can add items to a list of things to be ordered, as well as view and edit items that they are planning to purchase. Finally, this website should have the ability for the user to enter in their address and pay for their order.
Filling the order and shipping
The next step is to take the submitted order and use it to collect and deliver the items on the list. In general, construction of the grocery order needs to be done manually by a stockboy or other employee. This process can be made easier by having a well organized room where the different products can be easily and efficiently located. The stock person should also check to make sure that the items placed in the order match the list that the user created. Then, once the order has been compiled, the collection of food needs to be placed in a vehicle and delivered to the customer.
Restocking, processing payments, and additional strategies
Clearly, it is critical to ensure that all the items listed on the website are in stock and able to be shipped. As a result, the stock room needs to be carefully checked and the quantities of each food item are sufficient. Also, it is important to have the ability to obtain and process payments made by credit card. Also, in order to encourage repeat customers, it can be helpful to require customers to have a user name, which would allow their information to be stored. This can also help create "suggested" carts of food items they commonly purchase.