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Convenience is a factor that will always be valued by consumers irrespective of the medium through which they make a purchase. In the days of doorstep delivery, people still expect standard delivery to be faster than it already is. Vendors who cater to such needs of the consumer have a higher success potential as they will have a broader customer base. The increasing demand for millennial shoppers to buy groceries online has given a boost to the e-commerce sector. However, it is imperative that merchants follow specific standards to maintain consistent consumer database. The delivery of fresh products is necessary, in a safe and timely manner. Online retail requires additional labor to pick out, and pack goods, which add up to extra expenditure. Along with this, same day delivery involves additional costs for merchants, which might be passed on to consumers to pay.
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