Online grocery stores like BigBasket.com, Nature’s Basket offer thousands of products right from fresh fruits and vegetables, rice and dals, spices and seasonings to packaged products, beverages, and meat. For non-vegetarians, FreshToHome and Liscious will deliver poultry, fish, mutton and other meaty directly . Such services are available in all the metro and major cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi-Noida, Mysore, Madurai, Coimbatore, Vijayawada-Guntur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar, Nashik, Lucknow-Kanpur, Gurgaon, Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Nagpur, Patna, Indore and Chandigarh.
If you don't want to take all the trouble of buying groceries and cooking, food delivery apps like Zomato, Swiggy, and Runnr are there to get your finger licking food to your doorsteps.
Transport and hotels
Even on an ordinary day, most of us have to haggle with auto drivers, bus conductors, rickshaw pullers to get the change. Now with the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, ride-hailing apps like Uber, Ola, and Jugnoo which have their own wallet sevice can make your ride smoother. For those commuting from one state to another, you can use redBus to book bus tickets using wallet services like Paytm and Freecharge. Numerous airline tickets booking sites like MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Cleartrip, Yatra, and Expedia provide the option of hotel booking. Also, IRCTC allows users to book train tickets online.
Paying bills of electricity, gas, phone, DTH and other services are already made easy by wallet services like Paytm, FreeCharge, MobiKwik, Citrus Pay, and Oxigen. Add to that, along with internet banking, many banks have their own wallet-like services like HDFC Bank's PayZapp, Pocket by ICICI and SBI's Buddy are all there to help you.
The ban on the Rs 500 and RS 1000 hits hard when it comes to dealing with laundry, cleaning, and ironing services because the digital platforms here are not robust. However, websites like Quikr, Housejoy, UrbanClap, Pick My Laundry, LaundryWala, can connect take care of daily chores as you can pay online.