Startup promises groceries in 15 minutes flat

The latest online supermarket offer to launch in Australia claims to deliver groceries to its customers in just 15 minutes for a flat delivery fee of $2.99 – no minimum spend required.

VOLY is an on-demand supermarket delivery service that has launched in Sydney.

It stocks more than 2000 carefully curated products – from bananas and baby food to biscuits and bubbly – all at “competitive retail prices”.

Initially servicing six inner-city Sydney suburbs (Glebe, Haymarket, Ultimo, Waterloo, Redfern and Paddington) and coming soon to every major Australian capital city, VOLY is said to offer consumers a viable alternative for buying their groceries.

“We have almost everything you need,” says co-founder Mark Heath.

“It’s not like you’re making a concession for that speed, you can do your full grocery shop or pick up a single must-have item through us in 15 minutes.”

Mr Heath and co-founder Thibault Henry believe that consumers shouldn’t have to pay extra for speed, choice and convenience when they buy groceries.

“We’re here to be a complementary service and provide people another avenue to get their goods, in a way that’s convenient to them,” Mr henry says.

“You order on the VOLY app, we do the pick-and-pack in three minutes, we give the bags to our riders who are fully employed – none of them are contractors – and they deliver the goods in 15 minutes or less on electric bicycles.”

The entrpreneurs ensure VOLY retains a community focus, sourcing goods and products from shops and suppliers in the local area.

“We’re locals, we’re consumers of our own product, we understand the areas that we’re in,” Mr Heath says.

VOLY launches at a time when more Australians are working from home and seeking convenient alternatives for buying groceries. From inner-city Sydney, VOLY is set to expand nationally under Mr Heath and Mr Henry’s strategic vision to become the preferred choice for quick and easy household grocery deliveries.

“We’re building a service for Australia and we’re taking the entire industry with us,” Mr Heath says, “no one left behind.”

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