Online grocery shopping now made possible by EHub SVG
Ehub SVG, an online grocery shopping service run by Najhma McKenzie is offering persons an easy way to get what they want without leaving their homes.
Officially launched on July 21, 2020, Ehub provides a way to avoid long lines at supermarkets and other food sources, in a time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We provide a convenient grocery shopping experience at any time and from anywhere,” McKenzie said while noting that their customer service is from 8 am to 6 pm, but the website is available 24 hours a day and orders may be placed at any time.
“It is an e-commerce business so you can place an order from even in the bathroom on your phone,” McKenzie said.
The former Girls’ High School (GHS) student said the idea for the business came about two years ago and was to be launched in 2019, but a few setbacks pushed them into 2020.
“It did not come about because of COVID. We saw a need to aid the way persons shop,” McKenzie said while adding that some persons cannot always leave home to do shopping.
The cost of products is listed online so prices do not surprise customers, while a delivery fee is added depending on the drop off location. Fees begin at $5 and deliveries can be made to as far as Fancy on the north eastern coast, Richmond in the north west or the Grenadines.
Their main delivery days are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Special consideration is also given to deliveries on other days and same day deliveries.
McKenzie said on inception, they investigated what days persons do their shopping, hence the choice of delivery days.
“Persons can place their order up to a week in advance and tell us which day they prefer. We do make special exceptions especially for Grenadines customers because of the boat schedules,” she explained.
She noted also that the products are not theirs as they do not hold stock.
“Send us your list and we go to get it…,”McKenzie said while noting that if you do not see something that you want on the website you can ask about it.
“We can have a product available in an hour. Our prices are general supermarket prices so you know ahead what the price would be,” explained McKenzie who heads a team of five.
The young woman, who is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in marketing at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus says her virtual business is 100% Vincentian, the website having been designed by Karim Cambridge and herself.
Interested persons may visit the site at www.ehubsvg.com or call or WhatsApp 1 (784)434 2071. The website has a wide array of items available in local supermarkets and anything that is not seen, can be sourced.