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Where to buy groceries online in South Africa

Buying groceries online has never been easier! These retailers deliver fresh food straight to your door.

Important note:

Due to recent events, many stores are experiencing a shortage of certain products. Be aware that many retailers may currently be out of stock or charging above-average prices.

It’s also important to be aware that stockpiling items isn’t necessary right now and that over-buying can leave others vulnerable.

You may not have the time to go out and buy what you need or you may be trying to avoid the supermarkets as much as possible. Whatever the reason, shopping for your groceries online has never been easier.

You can order when it suits you, and get fresh food delivered straight to your door. Not only is this super convenient because you don’t have to waste time standing in lines, but it can also save you money by taking advantage of online discounts, free shipping and loyalty rewards.

Here’s a list of South African online retailers that provide online shopping services. We’ve also included meal-kit delivery service UCOOK.


  • Woolworths

1. Amazon

Shopping on Amazon is incredibly easy. Browse through the wide variety of groceries and have them delivered straight to your door – everything except the cold stuff.

  • Buy in bulk and save
  • Sign up for Amazon Prime and get free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • Find a wide range of non-perishable foods
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2. Ebay

eBay is a leading online marketplace, selling anything and everything. You can shop for all your pantry staples through the various sellers.

  • Regular sales and discounts available
  • Sign up to eBay Plus and score free shipping and returns on millions of items
  • Get access to a variety of foods you won’t otherwise find here

3. Pick n Pay

Shopping at Pick n Pay has never been easier since it introduced online shopping and delivery. Find everything you need here.

  • Book a delivery slot before shopping to see when the groceries will arrive
  • Orders can still be amended the day before delivery
  • Optionally select product substitutions if a product is out of stock

4. Woolworths

If you’re craving fresh high-quality food, head on over to Woolworths. No matter what your home needs, you’ll find it here.

  • Flexible delivery options are available seven days a week
  • Those living in major cities can get delivery within one to three days
  • Deliveries are always free when paying with a Woolworths Black Card


UCOOK delivers meal kits with fresh, organic ingredients alongside easy-to-follow recipes to your home. Choose from a menu that changes every week.

  • Easily select the number of people and meals to be delivered per week
  • Organic ingredients are locally sourced from small-batch farmers
  • Healthy balanced meals and vegetarian options are available

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • Amazon: Sign up for Amazon Prime and get free shipping on millions of items
  • eBay: Sign up for eBay Plus and score free shipping on millions of items
  • Woolworths: Free delivery on orders over R475
  • UCOOK: Delivery is free, though they don’t deliver to everywhere in South Africa

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