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Rocket Internet introduces supermarket "personal shopper"

Rocket Internet introduces supermarket "personal shopper"

German Rocket Internet will soon introduce Shopwings, a personal shopper service for supermarkets. It will shop for those who do not want to do so and the groceries will be delivered at home the same day.

End of the year

 

Shopwings' formula is very simple: consumers order their groceries online and a courier will home-deliver them the same day. That seems like something we have heard before, but there is a difference with supermarkets' online services as this courier will go to the store to buy the items.

 

It will launch the service in Germany by the end of the year and if it is considered successful, it will probably expand it to other countries. In any case, Rocket Internet has already registered the website domain name on a worldwide basis.

 

That is about all the information available on Shopwings, but the company is already looking for 'personal shoppers'. The information about Shopwings was brought to light because of the information it had to divulge to prepare its IPO on 9 October.

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