Buymie Grocery Delivery App Overview
What is Buymie?
The Buymie app is a grocery delivery service. Through the Buymie app, you can order a grocery shop from Dunnes Stores or order from Woodie's DIY. Buymie’s personal shoppers pick up your groceries and deliver them to your door.
Where does Buymie operate?
In Ireland, Buymie operate in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick. They service parts of Wicklow and Kildare close to the Dublin border too.
What is Buymie’s minimum order amount?
Buymie’s minimum basket order is currently €30 for both Dunnes and Woodie's deliveries.
However if the order is below €40 (so between €30 and €40), an extra €3 fee (called a basket fee) applies.
What fees does Buymie charge?
Buymie have a number of different fees:
Delivery fee which goes to the shopper. It is €6.99 if you choose a 1 hour window for delivery. It is €5.99 if you choose a 4 hour window . There are morning (9am - 1pm), afternoon(1pm to 5pm) or night time (5pm to 9pm) windows.
A €1 processing fee
A fee of €3 also applies to orders below €40
Fees that are applied as a percentage of your shop total
A Buymie ‘platform fee’ applies. This is calculated as a percentage of groceries cost. For Dunnes it works out at just over 7% (5.75% + VAT) of the groceries cost.
If you get a home delivery service frequently, then it might be better to subscribe to Buymie Plus. You can get it for €9.99 month or €79 per year. Buymie Plus members don't pay delivery fees but each order needs to be at least €40.
What are the advantages of using Buymie?
Based on my experience they offer a great service that saves you time
It’s an easy-to-use app that lets you quickly add items.
They offer discounts fairly regularly.
You're supporting an Irish company when you use Buymie.
The fees can be expensive. Although you have to weigh them versus the time & petrol you've saved. And if you are like me, you are less likely to make impulse buys shopping online.
You don’t earn Dunnes VALUEclub points.
It doesn’t serve the whole of Ireland but that might change over time.