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COVID-19: Online Shopping Lead At MaxVal-u, Fresh Choice

This method of buying helps people to stay away from large crowds and remain in their own safe bubble.
15 May 2021 12:00
COVID-19: Online Shopping Lead At MaxVal-u, Fresh Choice
A long line of shoppers stretches outside MHCC in Suva, on May 14, 2021, to shop for items in preparation for the Suva-Nausori lockdown period. Photo: Courtesy of Office of the Prime Minister

Consumer behavior around the world has adapted to the new normal created by COVID-19.

Things are not so different here in Fiji Online shopping is now the new normal.

This is evident with MaxVal-u Supermarkets and also Fresh Choice owned by P Meghji.

To have your shopping delivered at your doorstep after placing orders online has been working for these supermarkets.

This method of buying helps people to stay away from large crowds and remain in their own safe bubble.

This is also creating employment for delivery operators. MaxVal-u Orders can be placed by accessing the website www.mh.com.fj. More information can be gathered from the MaxVal-u page on Facebook.

There are special charges that apply for delivery, however, during this COVID-19 time, online shopping is the way to go. MaxVal-u also provides a number of payment systems.

Carpenters Fiji Limited director retail and marketing, Kunaseelan Sabaratnam, said they have had the online shopping platform for the past three years. However, they had seen an increase in online orders last year after the COVID-19 outbreak in Fiji and after the most recent outbreak. It increased by 40 per cent.

“We are coping as much as we can. We may have slight delays with deliveries but we are coping,” he said. Fresh Choice More than 700 items are listed which can be accessed by an email request to corporatesales@pmeghji.com.fj.

Choose your items and choose the payment method available which is either cash on delivery or pickup and or a bank account transfer via e-payment.

Sales and marketing director, Shyam Meghji, said on Thursday they delivered to 80 homes and even supplied to someone who was stuck in hospital.

He said they only deliver for orders exceeding $65 and terms and condition are available with the order. He said with the lockdown, if permitted they would operate their delivery and corporate sales platform.

Edited by Selita Rabuku

Feedback: shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj



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