Personal Shopping Pretoria

Ye Olde Times

We think of the whole home delivery concept as relatively new and shiny and 20th century but… It may surprise you to know that the idea of sitting relaxing at home and getting things delivered to your doorstep has actually been with us for quite some time. There are historic records of butchers in 14th century Paris who would deliver orders. Granted you had to be wealthy to afford this luxury but the concept was there. Sadly for the general man on the street they had no means to home delivery. As for 14th century Pretoria home delivery meant hunt it and bring it home or harvest it and bring it home. Personal Shopping Pretoria wasn’t even a dream yet.

The Rise of Personal Shopping

Convenience has always been desired by humanity. The rise of the personal shopping and delivery experience began with food. Fast food has been with us since ancient Rome if not earlier. You could quite happily walk around Rome and get your order of peacock tongue to go. In 19th century USA hotels prepared ready to go lunches for the wealthier peeps. You could send your personal shopper ( better known as a servant ) to collect it for you. The fast food experience exploded post World War 2 in the USA and take out experience followed in the early 50’s. Home delivery followed hot on it’s heels and the concept spread world wide. Then a little thing called the internet happened. Because of this the world changed.

The Internet

If you want the history of the internet don’t be lazy, look it up for yourself. The first recognizable online purchase was made in November 1994 on NetMarket. The item? A Sting cd ( Sting!!!! Yuck ). That was the beginning of e-commerce as we know it today. The First online fast food order by the by was a pizza from Pizza Hut. In July 1995 Amazon started trading as an online bookstore and now you could probably order a new Granny from them.

Personal Shopping Pretoria

This all brings us to Personal Shopping Pretoria. Yes we have moved on from open grasslands of the 14th century and we have computers. With internet. All over Pretoria you can order fast food from a multitude of restaurants to be delivered to you. The likes of Pick ‘n Pay and Dischem do home deliveries but you are limited to their products. In Fact the only way you can combine deliveries from various vendors is with food orders. Well, that has changed.

Fetch the City

Hence we at Fetch the City put our thinking caps on and can now offer you unlimited vendor Personal Shopping. We will fetch what you want from any vendor. Coffee from spar, medication from a pharmacy, a hammer from the hardware, all in one order. We now offer the first unlimited personal shopping experience in Pretoria delivered to your door. Simply register with us at and you are ready to order. You Click We Fetch. #fetchthecity #personalshoppingpretoria #pretoria

Our Mission

Here at Fetch the City, we're on a mission to unite the Pretoria based foodie bloggers and foodie folks on social media. Please tell us about your favourite foodie sites in the comments below and we'll do our best to blog about them. Thank you!


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