How to Get Groceries Using Shipt
April 16, 2020
When I first heard about grocery-delivery services popping up in my area, I thought it was an amazing idea. I’ll be the first to admit it: I despise grocery shopping. It’s right there on the top of my list of adulting chores I’d rather not do.
So, I decided it was time to give Shipt a try. Now that I have experienced the service firsthand, I’d like to share my personal Shipt review.
The app makes it easy to browse items in different categories and there is a search field if you’re looking for something specific. You also have the option of requesting specific items not in the app. For me, this was much more convenient than roaming around the store in search of deals, especially when all I wanted to do was hide under my covers.
So I began adding items to my cart (without getting out of bed), then chose my delivery time based on the available options and received a message when my shopper began shopping for my items.
Regarding customer service, Shipt Shoppers have access to a messaging system within the Shipt app to maintain communication while shopping, and the customer receives the messages as text messages. So when a shopper begins picking out your items, you will receive a text from the shopper that includes his or her name and the message: “I have begun shopping for your items.”
When she was done shopping, my shopper sent me a message to let me know she was on her way to my house. This was great because it gave me time to get out of bed and put on decent clothes before she arrived.
Another great feature is the “Buy Again” category. This shows all of the items you have purchased in the past, making it easier to find items you buy on a regular basis.
You can even consult this feature when you’re building a shopping list based on your budget, as it shows the price of each item.
As with any subscription service, grocery delivery services come with a monthly membership fee. The membership fee for Shipt is $14.99, but it gives you a two-week free trial, and you don’t have to pay a delivery fee if you spend $35 or more.
Taking advantage of deals, such as $5 off your order if you buy five items in a specific category, and shopping in the “On Sale Today” category can more than make up for the cost of membership.