Most of us find grocery shopping a boring task, because we do not want to deal with the difficult job of driving through traffic and finding a parking space at the grocery store. Some of us wonder how to avoid bumping into shopping carts and are exhausted by the time we get to the payment counter.

Thankfully, e-commerce has made it possible for us to buy groceries even at midnight. Here is how you can have groceries brought to you without going to the grocery store. Get online, and look up these websites to shop for groceries.

PepperTap_LogoPeppertap is new to the market, with about less than a year of service. They provide groceries on-demand for customers in 17 cities across India. But they plan to expand this service to 75 cities by March 2016. They work with existing stores to get groceries to customers within 2 hours of placing the order. The time taken is expected to reduce to an hour in the next 8 or 9 months. Couponzguru currently has a popular offer that gets you a flat 25%off on your first order for all products in the store.

Askmegrocery launched by the local search listing platform Askme recently entered the grocery market with the acquisition of The website features an interface where you can select from 17 states covering 36 cities currently. If your location in the city is not listed on the site, you have the option to notify them through the website. Apart from the normal methods of payment like credit/debit card, cash on delivery and net banking the site offers an option to purchase groceries on equated monthly installments (EMI). First time users get 20% off across all products.

Bigbasket founded in 2011 is one of the largest online grocery stores in India. As of now the site caters to 7 major cities. The site listsbig over 14,000 products and 1000 brands which give you the assurance that you are going to find what you are looking for. They guarantee on-time delivery and the user gets to choose a comfortable time slot for delivery. Apart from the normal payment methods they also accept sodexo coupons. The site is renowned for its range of offers and discounts. There are multiple times when we forget items on our shopping list. This store gives you an option to add items even after placing the order.

Grocermax joined the e-commerce bandwagon in March 2015 and caters to 3 cities currently. You can choose the delivery slot and in case of order cancellation, you can follow the cut off timings for a particular delivery slot. The site offers a range of payment options including sodexo coupons and ticket meal vouchers. The site also offers a host of discount offers and coupons on a range of products.

High Resolution Logo copyZopnow is an upcoming online grocery site catering to certain areas in Bangalore. They offer to deliver groceries in 3 hours depending on the area and time slot.The site has a separate link for offers on a range of products. The products are listed in different sections sorted according to utility, which makes it easier for the end user.

Reasons for grocery shopping online might be for convenience, better prices, variety and so on, but online grocery stores in India are here to stay.

Posted by The Indian Economist