As Fiji grapples with more COVID restrictions, the burning question on the everyday shopper’s mind is how to shop safely and avoid the long wait and queues. FoodCity’s online shopping through Vodafone’s Vitikart platform may just be the perfect solution that shoppers had been hoping for. The Suva based supermarket, now provides the convenience to purchase groceries and other essential goods online and get these delivered right to your doorstep.
Buying things online has become a common practice among millions of people around the world. This phenomenon is gradually catching up in Fiji also. However, shoppers are seeking safer shopping options with the COVID pandemic, the number of people buying goods and services online has increased exponentially.
Head of Vodafone Fiji eCommerce, Mr Shailendra Prasad said, “Today’s consumer is seeking greater convenience and with the COVID pandemic they are also seeking safety in shopping. We are very pleased to partner with FoodCity to offer both our customers the convenience and safety of shopping through our Vitikart platform. Customers will be able to select Foodcity as a merchant on the Vitikart platform through the Vitikart App or website, browse the items available for sale, add these items to the virtual cart and checkout to pay. Customers have the option to pay either with M-PAiSA or Visa and Mastercard. We urge customers to pay using M-PAiSA, since there is no fees and charges for paying with M-PAiSA.
Vitikart is an online market place that hosts any businesses that want to sell its goods and services on the internet. A number of well-known local brands and businesses such as Jacks, Motibhai Subrail’s, Vinod Patel, Courts are already available on Vitikart. Foodcity is the first full-fledged supermarket offering grocery products through the Vitikart platform.
Foodcity’s MD Nazeel Buksh said, “We are glad to be on board with VitiKart. As a new supermarket we understand that online shopping is more convenient now particularly at this time of restricted movements. FoodCity is the first Supermarket to be live on VitiKart for consumers to shop major essentials and grocery items safely from their home. Shop with us, save your debit/credit card fees by using M-PAiSA when you shop online. Foodcity Pte Limited was created to capture the high-end convenience and retail shopping. With FoodCity’s experience in retailing supermarket, convenience shopping and café shops; plus utilizing its inhouse resource structure in-terms of people onboarding, training, compliances; FoodCity Pte Limited has in a joint venture with Vodafone entered the VitiKart platform to sell their products online. VitiKart is the only eShop in Fiji that offers M-PAiSA, a service that is used by more than half of the population in Fiji and does not charge their customers any transaction fees,”
Free delivery promotion is offered by Foodcity Supermarket Store on VitiKart and is applicable on orders of $100 and above within Viti Levu area only. This offer is valid until June 10th, 2021.
Vitikart has received rave reviews since its launch last year. One of the customers who is a Vitikart regular and was given the privilege to be the first shopper to buy her groceries from Foodcity on Vitikart had this to say “Great app to use. Shopping is safe and very convenient during COVID 19 restrictions, and door step delivery on time” said Alisi Uenavanua.About VitiKart: https://www.vitikart.com.fj/about-us