• NetFlorist will now deliver fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers who stay home due to Covid-19. 
  • Deliveries will cost R89.95, compared to R60 at Pick n Pay. The Checkers' Sixty60 grocery delivery service is free. 
  • NetFlorist said the service will soon expand to include hot meals. 
  • For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za.

Flower and gift delivery service NetFlorist will from Monday deliver fruit and vegetables to consumers in Johannesburg North and Pretoria as people stay home due to Covid-19. 

Retailers across South Africa, including Checkers, Pick n Pay and Woolworths, have recently stepped up their food delivery services. 

NetFlorist has teamed up with foods wholesaler and distributor Fruitspot to deliver fresh produce to consumers within one day. 

The service is set to expand to include prepared meals in the near future, NetFlorist said. 

According to NetFlorist’s website, it is charging R89.95 per delivery. Deliveries at Pick n Pay costs R60. The Checkers' Sixty60 grocery delivery service is free. 

Also read: Here’s what you’ll pay to get toilet paper delivered by Takealot, Checkers, Pick n Pay, and more

Consumers can find the new NetFlorist offering on its fresh produce website page.

NetFlorist managing director Ryan Bacher says the company started to investigate delivering fresh produce to consumers three years ago. Its warehouses and vehicles are already cooled for flowers, making it perfect for fresh produce. 

Health practices have also been improved to curb the spread of coronavirus, including regular sanitising, and non-contact deliveries. 

(compiled by James de Villiers)