GrocerGenie PH was born in April in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The startup company aggregates different online sources of food supplies and other necessities as physical supermarkets only allow a limited number of shoppers at a time to observe social distancing.
GrocerGenie PH aims to become the number one online grocery aggregator marketplace for Filipino shoppers. Its stated mission is to deliver 1,000,000 grocery bags to Filipinos, create 1,500 jobs within the Filipino gig economy, and enable 5,000 vendors to sell online.
“Although we started very ad hoc, we did not build GrocerGenie PH as a grocery errand service, but more of an aggregator of essential products typically found in the supermarket. We only accept cashless payments, and offer scheduled deliveries, cart reorders, and a loyalty points program for customers,” GrocerGenie PH founder Abigail Joyce Victorino Mendoza said.
As businesses and customers are adjusting to the new normal, GrocerGenie and FreshBuys helps customers transition to the so-called “new normal” to fill the gap between online shoppers and offline retailers.