The future of shopping is here
Shopping for groceries? Save yourself the petrol and time because, yup, there’s an app for that.
Instashop is a homegrown Dubai- based app that promises to have your groceries delivered in as little as 30 minutes, depending on your location. Users can schedule deliveries weeks, and even months, in advance. Customers can pay with cash or credit card, as well as avail of ‘ re- ordering’ or ‘ favourites’ options that will help minimise the time taken to place repeated orders. With more than 30,000 users on board, the service is expanding to serve Abu Dhabi and other cities soon.
CEO John Tsioris said, “Time is precious and we would rather have our customers spend their time on more productive experiences than in the narrow aisles of supermarkets. We are looking at a future when grocery shopping is not on your to- do list.” Hear, hear!
The number one item on your wish list? A trip I am dying to go on: kayak around Raja Ampat, Indonesia; be a tree hugger i n Bali; and go wakeboarding in the Philippines.
What good deed are you planning for today? I am feeding the stray cats in the area I live in and, so, drive around with cat food in my car. If I see a stray somewhere on the roads, I’ll stop and feed it.
The biggest learning point/ experience in your life. I’ve struggled with weight issues mywhole life. Losing 25kgandchanging mylifestyle and, most importantly, mindset was the biggest turning point of my life. It ended with me changing careers and becoming a nutritionist and metabolic balance coach in order to help others that may be struggling the way I once did.
What is your fitness mantra? If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. This really is so true. Only sweat and hard work can change your physique and mind.
The first thing you thought about when you woke up this morning. Another 24 hours of endless possibilities. A new day, a new adventure. I am so grateful to have another day to change lives.
The app on your smartphone you click on most often. I have two! Instagram and Snapchat — yep, I’m one of those! Totally addicted to Snapchat at the moment.
What’s your greatest fear? To become ordinary — and lose my passion and curiosity for life.
A way in which you are trying to change your life this year? It’s my daily challenge, actually: trying to constantly learn new things, be the best I can possibly be and never l ook back or regret anything. I am a ‘ yes’ person n and I live for adventure. I would rather say y, ‘ Oh, I shouldn’t have done that’ than ask k myself ‘ What if…?’. Life is short and I want to experience everything.