The COVID pandemic has skyrocketed the popularity of grocery apps. People don’t go grocery shopping anymore. They are rather on the lookout for a flexible and easy way to buy groceries from the comfort of their homes. Not only in the USA, but this trend of grocery shopping has seen growth in nearly all parts of the world. For those planning to invest in grocery app building, note that there are three main apps you need to build:
- Customer app
- Admin panel
- Delivery app
Let’s discuss the top features every grocery mobile app needs to operate seamlessly.
Customer App Features
This end of your grocery app will be used by your customers. Your customers need this part to select a local grocery supplier, choose the items they want to add to the stock and complete the payment. From allowing your customers to sign up for the app to searching groceries, the app enables your audience to execute all the grocery shopping tasks.
It also has an “add to cart” function, which enables your customers to add products to their cart and buy later. Your customers can check their previous purchases and track the delivery status of the current items from one platform. The app should also feature reviews and rating feature that allows your customers to rate your services based on their experience shopping from your store.
Here are a few features your customer end of the app need:
- Profile registration
- Signing up and login
- Searching groceries
- Locating local grocery stores
- Add to cart feature
- Schedule orders
- Payment gateway
- Finding contact details of the delivery person
- Tracking order history
- Real-time order tracking
- Option for reviewing and rating grocery services
Admin Panel Features
Building a robust admin panel is the second-most crucial step of your mobile app development process. You are going to use this section to operate the mobile app, take orders, receive payments, and perform other essential tasks to keep the app running.
The store owner, as well as, your staff that manages your web-based store will be using this back-end app to ensure proper functioning. This is where you can set prices, accept or reject orders, manage product listings, and accept customers’ registration requests. It helps you manage the dashboard efficiently. Even though the admin panel of a grocery mobile app could have multiple and advanced features, most people stick to the basics. Here are the main features you need for the admin panel section:
- Account setup and profile management
- Assigning orders
- Content management
- Managing the orders
Delivery Person App
Last but not least, you need a separate section dedicated to the delivery team. This section will be used by people delivering the orders to the customers’ doorstep. It has features that allow your delivery team to track the address of the customer, turn on GPS for quick navigation, and manage other parts of delivery efficiently.
They can also set the delivery status for each order based on how long it will take them to pick up goods from restaurants and where they have reached. This status is updated in both the admin panel and the customer app. Here are a few crucial features of the delivery person app:
- Registration process
- Managing orders
- GPS and route navigation
- Status update
- Tracking delivery history
- Digital wallet
These were only to name a few. There are plenty of functions added for the delivery team to make the app function properly.