Online Grocery And Pharmacy Guide In The Philippines

Online Grocery And Pharmacy Guide In The Philippines

When the announcement for community quarantine was made, people rushed to buy goods from their local stores. However, supplies don’t last for a lifetime and going back to the store also means going through long lines, crowded places, and putting yourself at a higher risk of contracting diseases. 

Unprecedented times have now made businesses switch to a digital platform for a safer and more convenient shopping experience. Thanks to technology, you can now order your grocery essentials and pharmaceutical needs online with ease from your phone or laptop. 

Where can I purchase groceries online?

Here is a list of online groceries and pharmacies in the Philippines that can definitely make your online shopping a worthwhile experience. 

1. MetroMart

MetroMart is an online delivery service that provides a wide array of goods: from grocery items, baked goods, pharmaceuticals, pet supplies stores, and many more.

MetroMart saves you from the hassle of going from one store to another by providing a wide-ranging list of stores that include FamilyMart, Generika Drugstore, Robinsons Supermarket, Rustan’s Marketplace, S&R Membership Shopping, Shopwise, Southstar Drug, Pet Express, Watsons, and Pan de Manila.

For first time users, delivery is free of charge. For succeeding orders, a ₱320 shopping fee and a ₱40 delivery fee is needed. The minimum amount required to pursue the transaction is ₱1,000.

For your information

Delivery locations include Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Manila, Makati, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, southern part of Quezon City, San Juan, and Taguig.

Payment can be made through cash on delivery or by using a credit/debit card.

MetroMart can be downloaded through the MetroMart app and can be accessed through their

website: https://www.metromart.com/welcome/cities/show.

2. LazMart

LazMart is an online store operated by Lazada, where you can buy necessities like grocery items. The LazMart online grocery shopping experience is very much similar to that of Lazada’s, except that you cannot pay through cash on delivery (COD).

For your information

LazMart can deliver in several locations such as Metro Manila, selected areas in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.

As mentioned, payment cannot be made through COD but can be transacted through credit/debit card (Mastercard/Visa/JCB/American Express), GCash, or Lazada Wallet.

LazMart can be downloaded through the Lazada mobile app or can be accessed through its page on the Lazada website.

3. WalterMart

WalterMart online grocery comprises one of the largest online supermarket platforms out there. It provides a wide array of product selections including groceries, personal care, baked goods, babycare, and many more. There’s a fixed delivery charge of ₱99. The minimum purchase to complete the transaction is ₱2,000. 

For your information

WalterMart delivers in locations such as Metro Manila, Dasmariñas, Antipolo, Cainta, and Taytay.

WalterMart can be downloaded through the WalterMart delivery app and can be accessed through its official website. https://www.waltermartdelivery.com.ph/shop.Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), by using credit/debit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express), GCash, and GrabPay.

4. Karton

Karton.ph dubbed as an “online bazaar”, is an online selling platform that also offers a wide array of local, Filipino-made products, from food, beverage, home and gardening essentials, to fashion and self-care. If you want to support locally made products, Karton.ph is an excellent site for you!

Karton.ph welcomes guests as online buyers and does not necessarily require you to create an account. There is no minimum purchase to complete a transaction. There is a  fixed delivery charge of ₱250. Products ordered should fit in a motorbike.

For your information

Karton.ph delivers nationwide including locations within and outside Metro Manila

Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), PayPal (within Metro Manila), bank transfer (outside Metro Manila), online payments through BPI, BDO, and GCash.

You can access Karton.ph through its official website: https://karton.ph/.

An online order form is also provided separately for those who want to order items outside Metro Manila. 

5. PhilGrocer

PhilGrocer is an online grocery platform under Philippine Grocers Food Exports Inc. that allows overseas Filipinos to send groceries to their families in the Philippines. They deliver to almost anywhere in the country through their own delivery service as well as with external partners such as LBC, FedEx, and DHL.

For your information

There is a fixed delivery charge of USD 9.99 for orders within Metro Manila. Charges depend on weight however, for orders outside of Metro Manila, which charges USD 9.99 for up to 5-kg total weight or USD 9.95 for orders that exceed 5 kg. 

Payment for PhilGrocer can be done through credit/debit card (Mastercard/Visa/JCB/American Express), PayPal, and money remittance. You can access PhilGrocer through its official website. https://www.philippinegrocers.com/

6. Landers

Landers is an e-commerce website that allows its members to shop for regular grocery items and imported goods. Bulk orders can also be made but are limited to the DTI guidelines on anti-hoarding policy.

The delivery charge is free for orders that are worth ₱4,000 and above. For orders that are lower than the said amount, deliveries can be completed for a fee ranging from ₱19 to ₱99.

For your information

Landers can deliver to several locations such as Metro Manila, Batangas (Santo Tomas only), Bulacan (Balagtas, Bocaue, Guiguinto, Meycauayan, Plaridel, San Jose Del Monte), Cavite (Bacoor, Carmona, Dasmariñas, General Trias, Imus, Silang, Tanza), Cebu (Cebu City, Consolacion, Lapu-Lapu, Liloan, Mandaue, Minglanilla, Talisay), Laguna (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, San Pedro, Santa Rosa), and Rizal (Angono, Antipolo, Binangonan, Cainta, Taytay)

Payment can be done through Cash on delivery for orders up to ₱5,000 or credit card and debit card (Mastercard/Visa/JCB),

You can access Landers through its official website. https://www.landers.ph/

7. S&R Official Online Store

S&R members can now access the S&R official online store through the Lazada Website. Members can conveniently buy S&R groceries and exclusive products that are seen at S&R stores at home through the website.

For your information

Purchases made through LazMart can be delivered to several locations such as Metro Manila, selected areas in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.

Payment can be made through credit/debit card (Mastercard/Visa/JCB/American Express), GCash, and Lazada Wallet.

You can access the S&R Official Online Store in LazMall under Lazada:

https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/sr-membership-shopping/

 

Where can I purchase medicines online?

You’ll be glad to know that you no longer need to go to a brick and mortar store (pharmacy) to get your prescription and OTC medicines. You can now order online via the following shops.

1. Watsons Online Pharmacy

Yes, Watsons, a store that you can see in almost every SM mall can be accessed online. Aside from self-care essentials, Watsons has also expanded to pharmaceutical products through its Watsons Drugstore. It offers prescription and maintenance vitamins, supplements, contraceptives, and much more.

For your information

Watsons Online Pharmacy delivers to locations within Metro Manila.

There is a standard delivery charge of ₱50 for every order.

Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express/JCB), and Watsons e-vouchers and e-coupons.

Watsons Online Pharmacy can be accessed through the Watsons App or its official website. https://www.watsons.com.ph/c/online-pharmacy

2. MuraMed

Muramed.com has been the pioneer drugstore to go online in the Philippines. It has its own full service and delivery system. It offers its shoppers a wide array of FDA-approved products such as prescription and maintenance medicines, vitamins, supplements, wellness products, and many more.

For your information

MuraMed can also provide an option for self-pickup of your products at its store location in Unit 1504, Tycoon Centre, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

MuraMed delivers anywhere nationwide which includes locations within and outside Metro Manila.

The delivery fee for Metro Manila area is ₱50, ₱100 for Luzon, and ₱150 for Visayas and Mindanao.

Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), PayMaya, and BPI bank deposit.

You can access Muramed through its official website. www.muramed.com/.

3. Rose Pharmacy Online

Rose Pharmacy has been a tycoon in pharmaceuticals since 1952 with its main store in Cebu. Now it can also serve you online through a wide array of options like medicines, vitamins, supplements, baby care, and self-care products.

For your information

The store has delivery and pickup options nationwide. For Cebu and Davao, delivery services are also available during weekends while it is available only during weekdays for other areas outside Cebu and Davao.

Delivery charge for orders within Cebu and Davao amounting to ₱1,000 and above is free while orders below the said amount have a delivery charge of ₱50. For orders outside Cebu and Davao, there is a fixed delivery charge of ₱150.

Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express/JCB), and bank deposit (Metrobank).

You can access Rose Pharmacy online through its official website: https://www.rosepharmacy.com/

4. Dima

Dima has its distinctive purpose in the list of online drugstores. This FDA-licensed drugstore specializes in providing greater accessibility and knowledge on reproductive health care in the Philippines. It provides products such as oral contraceptives, condoms, pregnancy tests, treatments for erectile dysfunction and impotence, and the like. 

For your information

Dima provides delivery services nationwide.

Delivery can be completed within 4-8 business days. Delivery fees differ for different locations. Within Metro Manila, delivery fee charges ₱75, ₱95 for Luzon, ₱120 for Visayas, and ₱130 for Mindanao.

Payment can be made through cash on delivery (COD), credit card, bank transfer, DragonPay, GCash, PayPal, and 7-Eleven.

You can access Dima through its official website. https://www.dima.ph/

5. AIDE 

AIDE is essentially a digital clinic where you can not only order medicines, but also make bookings for healthcare services which include vaccinations, laboratory tests, checkups, home treatment services by nurses such as childbirth and insulin injections, and physical therapy. 

For your information

AIDE delivers its products within Metro Manila only.

There is a fixed delivery fee of ₱49, with waiting time that can last from 3 days or more. Payment can be done through cash on delivery (COD), credit card, and GCash.

You can access AIDE by downloading the mobile app. https://www.aide-app.com/

6. MedExpress Drugstore

MedExpress is also an online drugstore that offers prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical supplies, and devices. It is dubbed as the number one outpatient and delivery service pharmacy in the country.

For your information

MedExpress delivers in all locations nationwide.

It has a minimum order of ₱250 to complete a purchase transaction. Delivery can be completed within one to two days.

There is no delivery charge for orders ₱1,000 and above. While for orders below ₱1,000, there is a fixed charge of ₱50. 

Payment can be made through cash on delivery (COD), credit/debit card, online bank deposit, BPI Secure Pay, and Cebuana Lhuillier PeraPal.

You can access MedExpress through their official website https://www.medexpress.com.ph/, or you can place your orders via email through prescription@medexpress.com.ph.

 

The community quarantine shouldn’t stop you from making sure your family gets the best quality of care they need. This comprehensive list of online grocery and pharmacy shopping apps and websites can definitely cut down the hassle of going to a local store, and spare you the risk of contracting diseases. 

Thanks to the digital platform, you can now make your shopping experience hassle-free and worthwhile. 

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