If you live in London, you might have noticed the rapid introduction of shopping delivery apps with strange names like Getir, Gorillas and Dija. These are companies that are backed with hundreds of millions of dollars venture capital money, and to rapidly gain market share they are offering incredibly generous discounts.
So far I’ve tried Getir, Gorillas and Dija, and they work exceptionally well. Within 10 minutes I’ve received a fortnight’s supply of oat milk, chocolate, bread, and milk. With the discounts, it also costs less than what I’d pay at my local Sainsbury’s. It all feels a bit dotcom boom circa year 2000, and the discount codes are unlikely to last for long, but while they’re around it’s worth taking advantage of them. Thanks Michael Moritz!
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|Delivery app||Discount code||Notes|
|Getir||No code required||Add £15 to your order, and tap “Select promotion” for £10 off|
|Getir||No code required||Add £45 to your order, and tap “Select promotion” for £15 off|
|Gorillas||TRYGOR50||50% off up to £50 on your first order|
|Gorillas||CQ201370||Get £5 discount on your next order, minimum £10 order|
|Gorillas||SPEEDUP15||Get £15 off any order (expires Tuesday 22 June)|
|Gorillas||LETSGO10||£10 discount on your first 4 Gorillas orders|
|Dija||WELCOME10||Gives you 10% off your first order if you are a new customer|
|Gopuff||No code required||Free delivery on your first order, 30 minute delivery|
|Fancy||N/A||Available in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.|
|£10 off. Available in west London|
|Flink||N/A||Currently only available in cities in Germany, France and HollandT|
A quick review of Getir
Getir is the first of the fast delivery apps I tried, which is probably because the blue and yellow branding and the all-electric delivery bikes are everywhere where I live in Hackney. The app is bright and cheerful, and your first order will only cost you £5 with the first delivery discounts. The prices aren’t cheap, but they are competitive with my local Sainsbury’s, and the process of signing up is quick and straightforward. I went for a batch of Tony’s Chocoloney, some oat milk and chewing gem. The delivery person arrived in about 10 minutes with a smile, and the food already in his hand in a reusable blue and yellow bag.
A quick review of Dija
The experience of signing up to Diji is just as easy as Getir, but I had to search online for a discount code. It wasn’t included in the app, unlike Getir. This time I went for more oat milk, regular semi-skimmed milk, a dozen eggs, some tomatoes and sourdough bread. The delivery person arrived in less than 10 minutes after I placed the order, and the food was in brown plastic bags with a hand written message.
A quick review of Gorillas
My order of £50 worth of groceries from Gorillas was discounted by £25 and arrived in 4 minutes. Some of the things were out of stock – mostly salad items – but everything else was there, and you can’t argue with a delivery time that’s quicker than it would have taken for me to get dressed and get to the shop. The ice bag that I ordered was still dry.
Maybe it was because I made a larger order, but Gorillas added in a free box of tea. Their messaging is also a bit more guerilla, with “Welcome to the jungle” written on the bags, and a personal note with the tea bags.
All three services are practically identical in their services – they were all exceptionally quick, got everything right, and the costs for the first deliveries were heavily subsidised. How long will that last?