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How much does it cost to develop an app like InstaShop?
24 Jun 2019

How much does it cost to develop an app like InstaShop?

InstaShop is an app that delivers groceries right to your doorstep within an hour - That’s their promise. Their main aim is to “bring the supermarket right at home”. The Dubai-based company is part of Jabbar Internet Group.

This application is designed brilliantly, seamless and efficient, keeping in mind the age group of people who are going to use it, they developed it in such a way that it is easily understandable and can be used on a daily basis.

The application has over 20 categories of grocery products, ranging from everyday products like dairy, eggs, vegetables, fruits to baby care, body care products, prepaid recharge cards, etc.

Their additional services include Pharmaceutical Products, Organic food delivery, and House cleaning.

This application is very easy to use and is available in Android and IOS as well.

What are the benefits of using a Grocery Delivery App?

Time is a major constraint in today’s life, so saving time is essential. So by using a Grocery Delivery app like InstaShop, you get to sit home and relax or do other work when InstaShop service provider delivers the ordered products right at your doorsteps.

In a place like Dubai, where reaching a destination requires lots of patience, especially if the destination is a Supermarket, because of the traffic on the roads and for parking, using a grocery delivery app makes it very easy.

Fresh Dairy and other products daily at your doorstep without the need to go to a supermarket early in the morning to get fresh products, you can easily order via a Grocery Delivery application.  

How does InstaShop Work?

The business model of InstaShop is different from other standard grocery delivery application. InstaShop is actually an interface, a platform where the sellers and buyers meet. The sellers are the nearest Supermarkets, Pharmacies, Petcare Shops, etc found by InstaShop when the user enters their Location, and the products displayed in the application will be based on these shops. The user has to enter location first, pick a shop near them and then pick a product from that shop it's as easy as that. Instashop forwards your order to the Store you ordered from. The App shows the estimated time required for each shop to deliver too! So if you are in a hurry you can choose the fastest option available.

The user can Pay in any of the following ways :

1) Credit card reader on delivery

2) Cash on delivery

3) Online payment via the app. We accept payments online using Visa, MasterCard and AMEX credit/debit card.

This kind of business model ensures Genuinity of the ordered products and quick service as there are no middlemen to handle the deliverables.


InstaShop Rewards and Privileges


InstaPoints is an exciting way of rewarding the customers with points in the app or website that can be converted to credit in an upcoming grocery order.


InstaFriend is a referral program through which the users can earn Rewards. The program is simple, The user has to invite their friends or family to use InstaShop and then they receive InstaPoints as a reward in the application once the invited users place their first order.

Services and Availability of InstaShop

The main services provided by InstaShop are:

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Pet Shops
  • Fresh produce market
  • Butchery and BBQ
  • Flower shops
  • Water
  • Organic Shops

You can use InstaShop in four countries: UAE, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Egypt. In the UAE, they are available in the following cities:

  • Dubai
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah
  • Al-Ain
  • Ajman
  • Ajman
  • Ras Al Khaimah


Some of the promises given by the InstaShop team are

1) Delivery to the customer’s doorstep in less than 30 or 60 minutes average time depending on the location.

2) 24x7 Delivery, if the Shop operates during the Scheduled time.

3) A 5-star hotel customer experience (the ease of ordering and customer service)

4) Replacement or Refund in case of damaged product or missing product.

Some Features and Qualities of InstaShop application that makes it stand out from the rest :

InstaShop is an easy to use Grocery shopping application which has found its place in everyone’s household. Below given are some Features and Qualities of InstaShop

Simple UI

InstaShop has Simple and Easy to use User Interface, targeting the Matured audience, they have made the application in such a way that it is easily understandable and usable.

Delivery Promise

They have a delivery Promise of 30 to 60 Minutes at an average, and it is found they are never late! In the application, they display the time needed for each shop to deliver, so based on the user’s availibilty they can schedule or deliver whenever suitable.


InstaShop promises utmost quality, and therefore they partner with best shops available like Zoom, Choithrams, etc who provide quality products.


InsaShop has a Reward Credit system which can be redeemable at various shops from the application. InstaPoints can be earned by performing certain tasks like sharing and making your friends join InstaShop.


InstaShop has a location module which is very necessary for their productivity as using map it shows the nearby shops and partner stores, This map is powered by Google.


InstaShop was basically a grocery shopping application, but with time they added services like Maid Service, Pharmaceutical products, Petcare stores, etc. and they promise with time more services will be added.


How much it will cost to develop an app like InstaShop?

Development cost for an app like InstaShop will be between AED 30000 to AED 50000.  If you have a detailed description and requirement we can give you an exact estimate. We at Royex can help you make a well-Constructed application like InstaShop at a very affordable price based on your requirements. You can contact us for more information.


Why Royex for Mobile Apps Development?

Royex Technologies, a leading Mobile App Development company Dubai. We set the client’s goals as our goals and set a timeline, and complete it on time. If we can explain in detail how an App like InstaShop works, we can also develop an application like it or even better. We are a group of experienced and skilled software architects, engineers and developers who will give you the perfect solution for any of your ideas. We are here to give you the best and affordable prices that match your budget for your business profit. We are one of the best Mobile App Development Company in Dubai. You can drop a mail at or call on +971566027916.


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