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On demand grocery delivery coming to Oklahoma City

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Parents seem to have to do lists a mile long. Between taking care of the kids, the house, and significant others, it is a wonder parents can find time for themselves. A new start-up company in Oklahoma City could help you find that time for a small fee.

Urban Essentials Co. plans to launch a website and app on October 1st that will allow individuals in Oklahoma City and Edmond to virtually shop for groceries and have them delivered to their door within a few hours. The company's website indicates that items will cost “just a bit more than you would pay in a supermarket.” There will be a delivery charge of $2.99 for each delivery, with an expedited delivery option for a higher price. While this service is not limited to families, it could become a great resource and time saver for busy parents.

Some grocery stores, such as Safeway, ShopRite, and Vons offer delivery services in other areas, but the closest Oklahoma City comes is the Express Shopping offered at the Homeland at 9225 N. May Ave. For their service, you place your order online, and then arrange a time to pick your order up from the store. This definitely cuts down on the potential for in-store tantrums, and it saves the time spent walking around the store finding the items you need, but it is not a delivery service.

BearCupboards Delivery offers delivery to parts of Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, Norman, Yukon, and Edmond. The company's website indicates that they “shop at a variety of local grocery stores in your area.” For $12.99 you can have next day delivery if your order is placed before 10 PM. For $25.99 you can get a same day order within about 2 hours.

Similar services exist on the East and West coasts. There are also nationwide delivery services such as NetGrocer.com and ShopFoodEx.com.

In a world that demands instant gratification, on demand grocery delivery may be the future of grocery shopping. Less stress and more time to spend with family or on self-care might be worth the price for local families.

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