June 28, 2017

Grocery Shopping Without The Store: My Shipt Experience



Shipt shopper delivering groceries to a home
Image Courtesy of Shipt

Within 24 hours of the service’s TC launch, I signed up.

Shipt, the Internet-based grocery delivery service, which arrived at Traverse City Meijer stores via much fanfare a week ago, appears to be a gift from the grocery-getting gods: For $99 a year, or $14 per month, someone else will shop and stand in line for your groceries, then deliver them (free if your order totals $35+; $7 if less) to any address within its delivery radius, at a time you designate — often within an hour.

Shipt operates on the presumption that the busy, homebound or, like me, lazy will be powerless to resist its small per-item upcharge, which adds about $5 for every $35 spent. I had my reservations. We’re a family of four, with two tots in daycare and diapers. A monthly fee and average 20 percent “tax” on every item we buy

I had my reservations. We’re a family of four, with two tots in daycare and diapers. A monthly fee and average 20 percent “tax” on every item we buy is tough to take, no matter how convenient. And grocery shopping is, at its heart, an intensely personal pursuit. The chasm between green and ripe bananas is deep. Could I trust my shopper to pull the freshest milk from the back of the cooler? To squeeze my avocados? There […]

And grocery shopping is, at its heart, an intensely personal pursuit. The chasm between green and ripe bananas is deep. Could I trust my shopper to pull the freshest milk from the back of the cooler? To squeeze my avocados? There […]

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