As India’s economy continues to flourish, the simple art of outdoor market shopping has transformed into a full-scale grocery trip to rival any country in the world. In a country with over one million residents, this can turn into quite the adventure as you battle through grocery aisles packed with neighbors. You may plan for a one-hour shopping trip but instead find yourself behind schedule as you weave through aisles that may or may not be large enough for you and your cart. Simplifying this process can seem daunting, to say the least.
Fortunately, there are three easy steps you can take to avoid delays in the retail experience. Follow these guidelines to ensure an expeditious trip with little or no difficulty.
1) Plan Ahead. Whether you’re the type of person who shops every day, once per week or once per month, if you plan ahead how many meals you and your family will eat, you can make a list of the meals you are likely to eat. After that, it is simply a matter to break the list down into the ingredients that you will need during the trip. Be sure you also familiarize yourself with the contents of your local favorite grocery store to avoid multiple trips.
2) Set aside enough time. Realize that even though you are shrewdly prepared for your trip, it will still take time. Plan a practical route through the store that will take you down only the appropriate aisles for your list, ending up at the checkout counter.
3) Decide initially what your method of payment will be and carry the appropriate amount of cash. Alternatively, if you plan to pay with a credit card, which is becoming increasingly popular and convenient, have your card ready when you reach the checkout stand.
Following these practical steps can turn your shopping trip into an uncomplicated adventure that will add simplicity into an already busy life.