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, Tesco or Lidl. Buymie’s personal shoppers pick up your groceries from the supermarket of your choice and deliver them to your door.
Where does Buymie operate?
In Ireland, Buymie operate in Dublin, parts of Kildare and Wicklow, Cork and they’ve just started servicing both Galway and Limerick too.
What is Buymie’s minimum order amount?
Buymie’s minimum basket order is currently €30 for Dunnes and Lidl and €35 for Tesco for all users.
However if the order is below €40 (so between €30 and €40 for Dunnes and Lidl), a €3 basket fee applies.
What fees does Buymie charge?
Buymie have a number of different fees:
Delivery fee (this goes to the shopper) is €4.99 if delivery is between 1 and 5 days away. If it’s same day it costs €5.99, if it’s over 5 days away delivery is €3.99.
A €1 payments fee
A fee of €3 also applies to orders below €40
Fees that vary depending on size of the shop
A Buymie ‘platform fee’ applies. This is calculated as a percentage of groceries cost. For Dunnes it is 5.75% of the groceries, it’s 13.75% for Tesco and 15.75% for Lidl. To complicate things further 23% VAT is added to this fee.
If you get a home delivery service frequently, then it might be better to subscribe to
Buymie Plus. You can get €11.99 month or €99 per year to avail of services. Each order needs to be at least €30.
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 – especially for Lidl and Tesco.
You can’t use Dunnes or Tesco spend and save vouchers through Buymie. This may change in the future.
You don’t earn Tesco Clubcard or VALUEclub points or coupons.
It doesn’t serve the whole of Ireland but that might change over time.
The search functionality within the app could be improved too.