By K. Prakash SinghThe New York Times | November 25, 2018 12:29:30The grocery delivery business is a $30 billion business and the one that has been the most dominant in the country.
In recent years, however, grocery delivery has been a hot topic of discussion among consumers, as many are concerned about the cost of the service and the growing use of drones for delivery.
A number of food-delivery companies, such as Whole Foods, are also pushing to bring delivery services to the country, and the companies are also eyeing grocery stores to open their own delivery centers in the near future.
But are the delivery services a panacea for India’s food-lovers?
Is it really worth the cost?
According to a recent report, grocery-delivered food is cheaper than it is in the United States.
However, the report also pointed out that this could be due to the fact that India’s cost of food is about two-and-a-half times that of the United Kingdom.
In terms of convenience, it is also easier to order groceries from a delivery company than from a grocery store, according to the report.
A grocery delivery service is also available at grocery-stores.
A customer can order a product from a pick up window, order a package, pick up a delivery bag and return the bag to the delivery facility.
In this way, customers can be assured that they will get their food delivered when they need it, according a spokesperson of the company.
A delivery company will also inform the customer when it will be ready to take delivery.
But are there any drawbacks to using grocery delivery?
A number of factors make it difficult for a grocery delivery company to compete with other companies.
For one, it does not have the infrastructure of an on-site delivery service, which requires the delivery company and delivery drivers to come together in a warehouse.
A grocery delivery is also not an easy process, especially if the delivery driver is a rookie.
In order to operate a delivery service properly, delivery drivers need to have a good knowledge of the logistics of the area and how to negotiate the price with the customers.
Another issue is the fact the delivery drivers work under the supervision of a manager.
For instance, the manager is also the one who ensures the quality of the delivery and also decides who gets to pick up the package and how it will get delivered.
A further issue is that delivery drivers are also trained and supervised by a manager, who also oversees the employees, according the report, adding that these employees may be in a position to get their pay as low as 30% of their regular salaries.
While delivery companies in the U.S. have raised their minimum wage to $10.25 an hour, in India, it can be as low $1.40 an hour.
And if a grocery company does not offer the delivery service in a large area, it may also be hard to get a grocery-store to open up a center, which is also an issue.
The main reason behind the low wages paid to delivery drivers is that a lot of them are trained in a certain way, and they do not have enough training to handle a large amount of deliveries.
The delivery drivers do not know the delivery method or the exact time and location of the packages.
This, in turn, makes it difficult to ensure delivery is completed on time.
Another reason for the low salaries paid to grocery delivery drivers may be that delivery companies do not provide benefits to the employees.
This can cause an increase in turnover rates for the company and increase the costs of running the business, according TOI.
Another concern of the food delivery companies is the high cost of storage and distribution of food, which can lead to wastage.
A food delivery company does have to store its food for three days, which should give the company sufficient time to pack and transport it.
However in India the delivery companies usually have to go through three days for the delivery of food to the grocery stores, which may lead to a huge amount of waste.
A waste disposal facility can be expensive and it is not feasible for the grocery delivery companies to do the work at home.
A company may also have to hire delivery drivers for the task.
Food delivery service company also need to pay attention to the health and safety of their employees, said Suresh Kumar, chief operating officer of the Food Delivery Solutions Pvt.
The company does, however need to ensure that the delivery staff are educated in proper hygiene and proper food handling, he added.