Buying meat online,
Have you thought about buying online?
In the current time and age, one starts to wonder if it’s better buying meat online or in the store. Not sure which route to go? Let’s look at a few pros and cons for and against the idea to “order meat online”:
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Which is more convenient?
The convenience of online is hard to compete with. Getting dressed, driving to the store, standing in a queue etc. doesn’t sound quite as comfy as the meat being professionally packed and delivered straight to your door or office. You also get to browse, select and order straight from your mobile device. Whether you are at home, at work or with friends, buying meat online in South Africa has been made easy and possible.
What is better than having a great variety to choose from? A physical store will usually be limited to availability as there is only so much space to stock items; but when buying online, the choice is yours. Whether picking your favourite beef cut or chicken cut, it’s all available. You can adjust your meat purchase to your meals, not the other way around. What’s more, you can even discuss these options with your loved ones before you buy, saving you the dreadful debate in store of what you should get.
Often wonder where the meat comes from in-store?
Online retailers will often tell you exactly where the meat comes from and how it has been processed. This luxury of knowledge isn’t always as accessible when buying in-store. We, as Online Butcher, source our meat from trusted local suppliers, butchers who care where their meat comes from and have been doing this for quite some time #EXPERIENCE. They have the skill and expertise to provide you with gourmet and speciality cuts and the friendly butcher’s advise that separates them from your supermarket.
Which is more sustainable?
Through the utilization of up to date technology, measures are put into place to ensure sustainability, hygiene and quality of the highest standard. Online Butcher is partnered with great local butchers, to provide them with state of the art technology, as well as investing back into local communities so that together we can move forward for a better tomorrow.
Is it more expensive to order meat online?
Some online providers might range a bit more expensive than your walk-in-store experience, due to the added convenience. However, if you think about it, how much time do you save not having to go to the store? With that level of comfort, it makes the slight price difference completely worth it. Whether you buy online or in-store at our selected local butcher shops, you will pay the same price for the product. The only extra will be the delivery fee, for that added convenience. Head on over to our butcher shops and have a look.
Aren’t online platforms confusing?
Buying online can be confusing and not clear enough as to how you are supposed to accomplish it. At Online Butcher, we have spent a significant amount of time researching and developing a user-friendly experience for our customers. With easy navigation, selection and secure payment processes, our website offers the ideal, fast and safe, online meat buying method. Here is a visual walk through of how to order meat online through our platform. We aim to be ever improving, ensuring our clients are, not only comfortable with the buying process, but enjoying it.
With all that information in mind, the quality and convenience of buying meat online and having it delivered, which method will you choose for your next meat purchase?
Is it safe to order meat online in South Africa?
When it comes to buying online, everyone is making an effort to ensure the security of their users. Simple ways to validate a site; Check for ‘lock’ on the left of the URL in the search bar (this is a SSL certificate). Look for reviews on the products. Visit their social media pages for activity and social following. See if they are using recognized payment providers. Popular payment providers like Payfast, Zapper and Snapscan follow a strict validation process which does not allow just anyone to use their services.
Is it better to buy meat from a butcher or from a supermarket?
Butchers are usually known for their quality. They specialise in meat, and we have partnered with them to give you this advantage. They also normally provide a wider variety and a have sufficient supply. At Online Butcher, we tick the boxes so that you can benefit from the ease of buying meat online and receiving great quality to your doorstep.
What are the best steaks to order online?
This will depend on what you like and prefer. We have the greatest rump, sirloin, fillet, rib-eye, and marinated steaks from your local butcher. Here’s an added bonus, read our “How to marinate beef” article to get the best out of your steak.
Is buying meat online cheap?
Some online providers might range a bit more expensive than your walk-in-store experience, due to the added convenience. Whether you buy online or in-store at our selected local butcher shops, you will pay the same price for the product. The only extra will be the delivery fee, for that added convenience. Head on over to our butcher shops and have a look.
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