Think you can’t score good deals when doing your grocery shopping online? Check out our comparison of the online grocers in town.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Disclaimer: The writer pays for a LiveUp! and Prime Now membership. Opinions expressed are the writer’s own.” data-reactid=”21″>Disclaimer: The writer pays for a LiveUp! and Prime Now membership. Opinions expressed are the writer’s own.

Even with an NTUC or Sheng Siong in your estate, it’s hard to resist the appeal of online grocery shopping. Besides being convenient, online groceries offer great variety, tempting deals, and comparable prices to real-world supermarkets.

It’s easy to assume that online groceries are more expensive, but prices don’t vary much among basic perishables—even when they’re on sale.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Basket price comparison between online supermarkets” data-reactid=”24″>Basket price comparison between online supermarkets

Item RedMart Amazon Prime Now Sheng Siong Online FairPrice Online
White Bread $1.90
RedMart Sliced White Bread, 330g
$2.00
Gardenia Enriched White Bread, 400g
$1.60
Top-One Enriched White Bread, 500g
$1.25
FairPrice White Bread – Enriched, 500g
10 Eggs $2.05
RedMart Eggs, 600g
$2.85
Seng Choon Farm Fresh Eggs, 600g
$1.60
Sheng Siong
$1.80
Pasar Fresh Eggs, 550g
Meiji Fresh Milk (2L) $6.35 $5.90 $5.90 $6.35
Kee Song Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast (300g) $3.25 NA
Closest alternative $5.30
Kee Song Chicken Boneless Breast, 500g
NA
Closest alternative $2.50
Sheng Siong, 200g
$3.25

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="*Prices are accurate as at 12 March 2020.” data-reactid=”27″>*Prices are accurate as at 12 March 2020.

And just like real-world shopping, you can score good deals on non-basic items.

So if prices are similar amongst digital grocers, which one should you be buying from? It helps to examine benefits beyond the price tag. Online supermarkets aren’t just for groceries; they’re a way to save time and money too.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="We compared the key differences between the 4 most recognised online groceries in Singapore: RedMart, Amazon Prime Now, Sheng Siong Online and FairPrice Online.” data-reactid=”30″>We compared the key differences between the 4 most recognised online groceries in Singapore: RedMart, Amazon Prime Now, Sheng Siong Online and FairPrice Online.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Comparison of top online grocers in Singapore” data-reactid=”31″>Comparison of top online grocers in Singapore

RedMart Amazon Prime Now Sheng Siong Online FairPrice Online
Items They Carry Perishables
Non-perishables
Household & kitchen supplies
Personal care products
Pet supplies
Baby products
Baby and kids toys
Perishables
Non-perishables
Household & kitchen supplies
Personal care products
Pet supplies
Baby products
Electronics
Toys and hobbies
Perishables
Non-perishables
Household & kitchen supplies
Personal care products
Pet supplies
Baby products
Health & wellness products
Perishables
Non-perishables
Household & kitchen supplies
Personal care products
Pet supplies
Baby products
Kitchen appliances
Delivery Fee $5.99
Free for orders above $40 (with LiveUp account)
Free for orders above $60
$5.99
Free 2-hour delivery fir orders above $40
$6.00
Free for orders above $100
$7.00
Free for orders above $59
Delivery Times Same day delivery, depending on available delivery time slots 2-hour and same day delivery, depending on available delivery time slots Same day delivery, depending on available delivery time slots Same day delivery, depending on available delivery time slots
Membership Programme LiveUp Prime NTUC
redmart online grocery shoppingredmart online grocery shopping
redmart online grocery shopping

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RedMart – Best Rebates” data-reactid=”45″>RedMart – Best Rebates

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RedMart Pros:” data-reactid=”46″>RedMart Pros:

  • Wide variety of groceries, household items, and specialty items
  • Similar prices to physical supermarkets
  • Free delivery over $40 and 4% rebate on every delivery with a LiveUp membership

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RedMart Cons:” data-reactid=”51″>RedMart Cons:

  • Delivery can take up to 2 days if you buy from third-party merchants
  • Free delivery over $60 without a LiveUp membership
  • Lazada app provides a poorer shopping experience compared to the old RedMart app

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="RedMart carries a wide range of groceries and daily essentials that include basic perishables, gourmet food items, and beverages by the carton. Prices for these are similar to your nearby NTUC or Cold Storage, especially for the house brand.” data-reactid=”56″>RedMart carries a wide range of groceries and daily essentials that include basic perishables, gourmet food items, and beverages by the carton. Prices for these are similar to your nearby NTUC or Cold Storage, especially for the house brand.

Besides the basics, RedMart also offers beauty products, pet supplies, and home items from a number of third-party merchants. On top of weekly groceries, I’ve used RedMart to purchase specialty items like incense, a toaster, and pocket Moleskine notebooks.

RedMart’s delivery fees are quite reasonable at $3.99 for orders between $40–$60. You get it for free for orders over $60. The drawback is that it takes 1–3 days for delivery, depending on the items you bought.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Of the online groceries compared in this piece, I use RedMart the most because of my LiveUp! Membership. The $59.90 annual membership seems like a lot, but the perks outweigh the costs: free delivery for orders over $40, and a 4% rebate on every delivered order. On that note, you could also save more on your next grocery if you use the right RedMart promo codes!” data-reactid=”59″>Of the online groceries compared in this piece, I use RedMart the most because of my LiveUp! Membership. The $59.90 annual membership seems like a lot, but the perks outweigh the costs: free delivery for orders over $40, and a 4% rebate on every delivered order. On that note, you could also save more on your next grocery if you use the right RedMart promo codes!

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Amazon Prime Now – Best For Digital Entertainment Fans” data-reactid=”71″>Amazon Prime Now – Best For Digital Entertainment Fans

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Amazon Prime Now Pros:” data-reactid=”72″>Amazon Prime Now Pros:

  • Express and same-day delivery
  • Similar prices to physical supermarkets
  • Free international shipping from Amazon US
  • Free access to Prime Video and Twitch Prime

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Amazon Prime Now Cons:” data-reactid=”78″>Amazon Prime Now Cons:

  • Requires an Amazon Prime Now membership at $2.99/month
  • Delivery can take up to 4 hours, depending on where you live

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Amazon Prime Now got everyone’s attention when it came to Singapore with a 2-hour delivery service. During its launch, we checked how Prime Now’s prices compare to other supermarkets and found that they have the lowest overall price.” data-reactid=”82″>Amazon Prime Now got everyone’s attention when it came to Singapore with a 2-hour delivery service. During its launch, we checked how Prime Now’s prices compare to other supermarkets and found that they have the lowest overall price.

A year later, Prime Now’s prices are still rather competitive, and they offer a rich item selection beyond groceries. Besides household goods, you can also buy clothing, electronics, and books.

It’s also hard to beat the convenience of same-day delivery, though not all areas of Singapore get what they need in 2 hours. In my neck of the woods, I can only get delivery slot 4 hours after placing my order.

At the time it was launched, you could use Prime Now without signing up for a membership. Today, you need to be a Prime Now member, which costs $2.99/month.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Besides fast delivery, a Prime Now membership includes an underrated perk: free access to Prime Video! Think Netflix, but with its own roster of original shows such as Man in the High Castle.” data-reactid=”86″>Besides fast delivery, a Prime Now membership includes an underrated perk: free access to Prime Video! Think Netflix, but with its own roster of original shows such as Man in the High Castle.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In comparison, a LiveUp membership only gives you 2 months of free Netflix, after which you pay at least $10.98/month. If TV marathons are important to you, Prime Now offers the better groceries-and-TV bundle.” data-reactid=”87″>In comparison, a LiveUp membership only gives you 2 months of free Netflix, after which you pay at least $10.98/month. If TV marathons are important to you, Prime Now offers the better groceries-and-TV bundle.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sheng Siong Online – Best For Low Prices” data-reactid=”95″>Sheng Siong Online – Best For Low Prices

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sheng Siong Online Pros:” data-reactid=”96″>Sheng Siong Online Pros:

  • Same low prices and variety as Sheng Siong stores
  • Same day delivery, available daily
  • No membership fees

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Sheng Siong Online Cons:” data-reactid=”101″>Sheng Siong Online Cons:

  • Free delivery requires a minimum order of $100
  • No other rewards or benefits
  • No mobile app

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="For fuss-free online groceries, you can’t go wrong with Sheng Siong Online’s All For You. Think of it as the digital version of shopping at your local Sheng Siong. It has the same wide variety of fresh produce, meats, and pantry staples, at the same low prices you’ve come to expect. Plus, you’ve got the added bonus of having them delivered to your door!” data-reactid=”106″>For fuss-free online groceries, you can’t go wrong with Sheng Siong Online’s All For You. Think of it as the digital version of shopping at your local Sheng Siong. It has the same wide variety of fresh produce, meats, and pantry staples, at the same low prices you’ve come to expect. Plus, you’ve got the added bonus of having them delivered to your door!

Deliveries are free for orders over $100, which makes it a good choice for bulk purchases or for restocking your fridge. You can even get same-day delivery if you placed your order 3 hours before your chosen time slot.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="There are no memberships or fees required, other than a $6 flat shipping fee for orders below $100. You can even save if you pay with a POSB Everyday Card, which gives you a 5% cash rebate!” data-reactid=”108″>There are no memberships or fees required, other than a $6 flat shipping fee for orders below $100. You can even save if you pay with a POSB Everyday Card, which gives you a 5% cash rebate!

If you can’t be bothered with memberships, and just want a simple shopping experience, Sheng Siong Online is an excellent choice.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="FairPrice Online” data-reactid=”117″>FairPrice Online

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="FairPrice Online Pro:” data-reactid=”118″>FairPrice Online Pro:

  • Same low prices and variety as FairPrice stores
  • Same day delivery, available daily
  • No membership fees
  • Low minimum spend for free delivery

<h3 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="FairPrice Online Cons:” data-reactid=”124″>FairPrice Online Cons:

  • Expensive delivery if you cannot hit the minimum spend
  • Website isn’t very easy to navigate

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Yes, your friendly neighbourhood supermarket NTUC FairPrice has gone digital and even available as a mobile application. From steamboat essentials like quail eggs and cheese tofu to daily needs like bread, laundry detergent and toilet paper, FairPrice online has it all. You would also be happy to know that their weekly offers, 3-day specials and purchase-with-purchase promotions are also available online.” data-reactid=”128″>Yes, your friendly neighbourhood supermarket NTUC FairPrice has gone digital and even available as a mobile application. From steamboat essentials like quail eggs and cheese tofu to daily needs like bread, laundry detergent and toilet paper, FairPrice online has it all. You would also be happy to know that their weekly offers, 3-day specials and purchase-with-purchase promotions are also available online.

On top of the usual suspects available, FairPrice Online also offers a range of items from British supermarket, Tesco. Think along the lines of western groceries like dried herbs, tea biscuits, bottled pasta sauces, condiments and cereal at really affordable prices.

<h2 class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bottom Line” data-reactid=”130″>Bottom Line

Which online grocer is best for you depends on your lifestyle habits. If you enjoy Amazon’s all-round digital entertainment offerings, then Amazon Prime may be best for you. If you regularly dry clean or order food delivery, then accumulating points with HonestBee may provide the best value.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="More importantly, once you’ve narrowed down your online grocer of choice, be sure to pay with the right credit card to earn as many rewards – be they air miles or cashback – from your online grocery shopping.” data-reactid=”132″>More importantly, once you’ve narrowed down your online grocer of choice, be sure to pay with the right credit card to earn as many rewards – be they air miles or cashback – from your online grocery shopping.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Compare Best Grocery Credit Cards” data-reactid=”133″>Compare Best Grocery Credit Cards

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Read these next:
6 Cheap Dentists And Cost Of Common Dental Procedures In Singapore
Gym Membership Fees For Popular Fitness Chains In Singapore
Where to Get the Best Briyani in Singapore?
9 Cheapest Halal Buffets From $7 In Singapore 2020
Credit Card Benefits You Didn’t Know You Had

” data-reactid=”134″>Read these next:
6 Cheap Dentists And Cost Of Common Dental Procedures In Singapore
Gym Membership Fees For Popular Fitness Chains In Singapore
Where to Get the Best Briyani in Singapore?
9 Cheapest Halal Buffets From $7 In Singapore 2020
Credit Card Benefits You Didn’t Know You Had

Lauren DadoLauren Dado
Lauren Dado

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="By&nbsp;Lauren Dado
Lauren has been a content strategist and digital marketer since 2007. She writes personal finance stories to help Singaporeans save money. Her work has appeared in publications like Her World, Asia One, and Women’s Weekly.” data-reactid=”146″>By Lauren Dado
Lauren has been a content strategist and digital marketer since 2007. She writes personal finance stories to help Singaporeans save money. Her work has appeared in publications like Her World, Asia One, and Women’s Weekly.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The post Which Online Grocery In Singapore Delivers The Biggest Savings? appeared first on SingSaver Blog – We Compare, You Save.” data-reactid=”147″>The post Which Online Grocery In Singapore Delivers The Biggest Savings? appeared first on SingSaver Blog – We Compare, You Save.