We all have to buy groceries, right? Shopping from home for your necessary items is a great way to deal with this chore: it's convenient, it's a time saver, and you can take advantage of sales online that you would not be able to otherwise. Here are the top nine websites that make this as easy as possible.
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Amazon is the largest online retailer on the Web today, and their grocery offerings span from beverages to meats to seasonal gifts and baskets. If you subscribe to regular delivery (every one, two, three, or four months), you can save a significant amount of money, plus, all subscription orders are always free.
MySupermarket is a UK-based service that provides online shopping for Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, and Ocado. You can compare prices instantly, plus, MySupermarket offers you the ability to find healthier options for anything you might have in your shopping cart, a nice feature.
FreshDirect delivers fresh, organic, gourmet food to the New York metro area (unfortunately, their delivery area is quite limited). Their food items come directly from local farms and dairies, so you know it's going to be good.
In addition to grocery delivery, NetGrocer also offers online shopping for health and beauty needs, organic food, recipes, and FedEx delivery straight to your door. Nice feature: NetGrocer delivers to APO/FPO (military) addresses.
AllSuperStore offers the standard grocery store items; they also have bulk shipping/shopping and printable price lists.
ShopFoodEx has a large inventory (nearly 10,000) of items on hand to order. You can also make lists on the site, take advantage of seasonal specials, and shop a limited array of warehouse (bulk) items.
Are you a US citizen living overseas, missing some of your favorite food items from back home? ExpatExpress can fill those needs for you; they offer a grocery store and an online "mall".
Organic, high quality food delivered to the United States and Canada, with free shipping on orders over $75.
Safeway offers the convenience of online shopping to quite a few areas in the U.S.; you can see if your zip is covered here
. Shipping fees are extremely low, and there are a lot of grocery items from which to choose from. Bonus: when filling your cart, there is a "Request to Personal Shopper" feature that gives you the ability to issue personal directions on specific items, i.e., "please provide firm tomatoes".