2020 was a year that had wide-reaching influence. Even the way we do routine tasks has forever been changed or altered due to varying circumstances. Especially during the initial months of the lockdown, consumers looked for ways to order food and goods and have them delivered instead of going out and risking exposure.
While the necessity has dissipated, the desire for a reliable grocery delivery service has continued.
If you’re still on the fence about which grocery delivery service to use, here are a few of the best.
Shipt, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and owned by Target, offers grocery delivery made simple. It’s fairly straightforward–choose your store, fill your cart, place your order. A Shipt Shopper will do all the shopping for you, give you by-the-minute updates, field substitution requests, and deliver your groceries to your door. Shipt allows you to shop at well-known stores like Costco, HEB, CVS, Target, and others. One of the best things about the Shipt experience is excellent customer service. Shoppers and technicians alike go above and beyond to ensure that you get exactly what you need–even if you forget to put it in your cart during your initial order. Delivery is customizable and allows you to choose a timeslot that works for you.
Another nation grocery delivery service is Instacart. Instacart functions similarly to Shipt. Choose your store, bag your items, then an Instacart Shopper does the rest. When compared to Shipt, Instacart stands out in two ways. First, Instacart has a broader geographical area. The service is available in thousands of cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. It’s estimated that Instacart is available to 90% of households in the U.S. Second, depending on the market, Instacart typically partners with a few more stores than does Shipt. Essentially, you’ll get more variety in more places with Instacart.
For those who have an Amazon Prime account, it’s hard to beat Amazon Fresh. Shop for your grocery items the same way you shop for anything else on Amazon. You can even buy milk, bread, eggs, ice cream, and other perishable. Place your order, and an Amazon representative will be delivered within a two-hour window as long as the purchase is over $35. While Instacart and, to a lesser degree, Shipt is available almost nationwide, Amazon Fresh is only available in select markets. Still, if you live in a market where you can capitalize on Amazon’s grocery delivery service, you would be well-served to do so.