Safeway, Whole Foods and Netgrocer.com are grocery stores that offer online shopping. Safeway and Whole Foods each have corresponding brick-and-mortar locations, whereas Netgrocer.com is exclusively a virtual grocery store that delivers perishable and non-perishable items to a customer's door.
Safeway has a one-hour delivery window, providing the customer lives within the designated delivery area, and there is same-day delivery for customers who place orders before 8:30 a.m. A corresponding Safeway delivery app allows existing customers to shop with a mobile device, by history or by virtual aisle.
Whole Foods offers online shopping and home delivery through Instacart.com. The company delivers fresh ingredients and pantry goods to approximately 16 cities and states, including New York City, Indiana, California, the District of Columbia and Texas.
Like Safeway, Whole Foods also delivers groceries to a home or a business in as little as one hour after a customer places an order and pays for it. Customers can place orders online via a tablet or a mobile device.
The layout of Netgocer.com mimics that of a website for a brick-and-mortar grocery store. There are categories for browsing, such as grocery, health, beauty and general merchandise. Netgrocer.com also delivers natural and organic products, including meat, seafood, tofu and soy-based products. Its grocery section includes dairy and produce. Netgrocer.com delivers to all 50 states via FedEx, as of 2015.