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You are free to consider it valid or not, but I am a researcher and usually arrive home ~8PM. It IS a norm in the university to leave at that time!
And what time do you go to work?

And during your lunch break?

Weekends?

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And what time do you go to work?

And during your lunch break?

Weekends?

Tom
I have usually only weekends to shop, because no major store is close to my office.

Is it that unusual to seek a bit of convenience in my shopping experience? that I have to be interrogated about?
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small deliveries are made by mail and since food is heavy and voluminous it's crazy expensive.
go see for yourself on ebay.
That's a very reasonable reason (lack of competition may count too)
Thank you.
But still, dolce-gusto.ch delivers coffee capsules for free (+70CHF). So it shouldn't be impossible.
Start-up idea, anyone?
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That's a very reasonable reason (lack of competition may count too)
Thank you.
But still, dolce-gusto.ch delivers coffee capsules for free (+70CHF). So it shouldn't be impossible.
Start-up idea, anyone?
Lots of companies offer free delivery at the chf 70, 80 etc mark for non perishable items that can easily be packed, and can be combined with other deliveries. For perishables, such as food, you need a more expensive sort of delivery, refrigeration, careful packing. Orders that are low value need some way to achieve economies of scale - so you have to do a lot of them and/or have people pay for the convenience. Coop delivery is 17.90 for chf 100, drops to 12.90 for chf 150 (i think) and 9.90 for chf 200

It's a start up idea that won't make much money.

Having said that, coop has a pick up service, not sure if it's convenient for you, but check it out on the coop@home page.

We have eggs delivered every two weeks, on a schedule. We pay 50 rapp/egg and get a rechnung every two months (i think you need to buy at least 30). Maybe find a service like that in your area.
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Is it that unusual to seek a bit of convenience in my shopping experience?
Yes.

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Re: Grocery delivery for small amounts?

Even if there was a delivery man rushing round to your home at 7pm, you won't be at home will you?

You could buy a refrigerator, then all the food you buy on the Saturday will still be edible on Friday night.
You might also save money by buying the larger packs of food, and buy buying in Aldi and Lidl.

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Re: Grocery delivery for small amounts?

just hire somebody to go and do the shopping for you. then you can arrange the time and exactly how much you want to buy and pay according to how much time/hassle it is directly.
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Re: Grocery delivery for small amounts?

Buy during the day or on the way to work and put it in the fridge at work.
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Re: Grocery delivery for small amounts?

microspot.ch proves it is possible and feasible!


Microspot proves that it is not possible and feasible to sell low priced (electronic) items like this, since they now charge a small order fee if your order is under CHF49 (except if you collect it from them). So do nearly all of their competitors.
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