Pickaroo Review: When the quarantine started last year, online delivery apps became popular in the Philippines. And for good reason – it’s much safer to have your groceries and supplies booked online then delivered to your doorstep instead of risking yourself getting exposed to the COVID virus by going to supermarkets.
One of these online grocery apps that I’ve been using regularly is Pickaroo. Here are the pros and cons of using the app:
What I love
- Other than groceries, there is a wide variety of products you can purchase on the app. From meals, gifts, household items, gadgets, even medicines.
- Various supermarkets and grocery stores are available in the app such as SnR, Farmer’s Market, Lander’s, and Robinson’s Supermarket.
- Compared to other online grocery apps in the Philippines that ask you to purchase items in bulk, some supermarkets (such as Robinson’s) in Pickaroo allow you to buy smaller quantities of items.
- One of the lowest delivery fees and service fees, compared to other online grocery apps.
- Whenever available, you may also receive your groceries in teal Pickaroo tote bags, so you won’t have a hard time carrying your groceries even if you order a lot.
- Whenever there’s an unavailable item in your order, their representatives will call you to suggest other available alternatives.
- There’s an option to order from multiple stores in one checkout.
- Choose your own time slot of delivery. If you book early, you can even get your orders on the same day!
- The app’s interface is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
- There are a lot of ways to pay – including credit cards, debit cards, or GCash!
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What needs improvement
- Sadly, there is no real-time GPS tracking that let’s see you where your order is on the map. However, their riders are often on time so I don’t really worry about this much.
- You have to select a store in the app before you can search for a specific product. You can’t search for products directly on the homepage.
- There’s no feature where you can compare prices of the same product from different stores.
Pickaroo Referral Code
Use this Pickaroo Referral Code in order to get a Php 250 off on your first order from the app: GEOF1482
The discount code above is valid for new users, so be sure to use it for your first order! Here’s how you can use the code:
- After selecting your groceries, go to your cart and proceed to check out.
- Select your preferred timeslot.
- Right below the timeslot, there’s a field where you can input a promo code. Type my referral code GEOF1482 to enjoy a Php 250 off on your purchase.
- Proceed with payment.
Note though that this Pickaroo promo code can be used ten (10) times only. After that, the code may no longer be valid.
Pickaroo Delivery Fees and Other Charges
Pickaroo Philippines has one of the lowest delivery fees among the grocery apps that I have tried. For instance, Coop Grocer charges Php 250.00 for orders that will be delivered on the next day.
In my case, the Pickaroo delivery fee ranges from Php 48 – Php 88 only. I’m assuming this depends on the distance of the delivery.
However, note that aside from the delivery fee, Pickaroo also charges a Convenience Fee (in my case around Php 50 – Php 68), which is also the Shopper’s Fee.
Pickaroo Owner and Founders
The founder of Pickaroo is Kevin Tan. He currently heads Alliance Global Inc., a Philippine conglomerate that has a particular focus on food, beverage, real estate, and hospitality.
Kevin Tan’s co-founder is Crystal Gonzales, who is also the CEO of Pickaroo. If her name sounds familiar, that’s because Crystal also led a similar on-demand service app called Honestbee previously.