Shopping is set to become even more convenient with the arrival of Deligram, an omni-channel e-commerce company that promises to harness existing corner shops in neighbourhoods to act as their collection points.
Customers can order at www.deligram.com
or the mobile app, which will go live today, and have their desired products delivered to their homes within 24 to 96 hours.
They can also choose to pick up their Deligram orders from their nearest corner shops. In that case there will not be any delivery charge.
The Deligram partner corner shops will be provided with a tablet computer and product catalogue, so customers would also be able to place orders from there -- a facility that would come in handy for those who do not own a smart device or are not comfortable placing orders online.
This will save customers from the countless incoming phone calls from delivery personnel to schedule a delivery time and locate the address, said Waiz Rahim, the chief executive officer of Deligram, which officially started its journey yesterday.