SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaicans in the Diaspora can now shop for groceries for loved ones in Jamaica with the click of a button. Newly created digital shopping platform owned by Jamaica, Grocery listbased in South Florida, brings grocery shopping closer to home.
Grocery list concept
GroceryList connects to 150 local stores in Jamaica, where Jamaicans in the Diaspora can order groceries for loved ones in Jamaica and have those groceries delivered to their doorstep within minutes of placing an order. The platform covers all 14 parishes in Jamaica.
In addition to the more than 150 local stores, there are more than 500 people in Jamaica who do the shopping and delivery. It also helps increase revenue for local businesses, allowing them to hire more people and help Jamaicans consume our healthy local produce. GroceryList Jamaica works the same as shopping on the Amazon platform for items.
Co-founder Jermain Morgan said he and his business partner were inspired to create the grocery platform to deliver groceries to Jamaica due to his business partner’s mother’s illness and her inability to physically go to the grocery store to make purchases.
“Now you don’t have to send money to your loved ones in Jamaica for shopping. By going to GroceryList, you can place your order and our network of buyers will make the purchases and deliver them to the recipients,” Morgan said.
Create job opportunities in Jamaica
To that end, GroceryList not only connects grocery shopping in Jamaica with the diaspora, but also provides jobs for Jamaicans in Jamaica, he said.
“We designed GroceryList Jamaica to help ease the economic burden on Jamaican households and empower Jamaicans to earn money by creating an additional stream of income,” said Rory Richards, Managing Director.
A Jamaican who lives in South Florida, Richards says Grocery List Jamaica was a labor of love. The idea came about after struggling to find a way to provide the best food for my mother in Jamaica while she was sick instead of sending money. Through this experience, I realized that Jamaica needed GroceryList Ja. That’s when we decided to create this platform.
We live and work in the United States, so we know firsthand how the Jamaican Diaspora helps their families back home. We also know the importance of the gig economy to provide additional income to individuals while strengthening our country’s GDP.
GroceryList Ja allows us to solve both problems. It’s a new and exciting platform which was created for Jamaicans by Jamaicans,” he added. The GroceryList Jamaica platform has completely digitized the end-to-end grocery store operation. Additionally, it is poised to revolutionize online grocery shopping throughout Jamaica and the Diaspora. The platform powers e-commerce and fulfillment experiences for multiple retailers across Jamaica.
The Consul General salutes the spirit of enterprise
Jamaica’s Consul General for the Southern United States, Oliver Mair, hailed the concept and praised the innovation of the two young entrepreneurs. “Welcome to GroceryList Jamaica! We are so excited to support the dreams of young entrepreneurs by helping them come true. We are also excited about the prospects for more Jamaican jobs as demand for local goods and services continues to grow,” he added.
As for an even bigger image and growth prospects for the GroceryList Ja team, CEO Rory Richards also plans to use the platform as a philanthropic tool to address food security and poverty alleviation. across Jamaica working with global partners to get food into the hands of Jamaicans who need it most.
Visit their platform at www.grocerylistjamaica.com and buy now or you can download their app from IOS and Google Play Store GroceryList Jamaica.