Who doesn’t love a good grocery delivery service? And when it comes to picking up groceries from Target, I have found my new favorite- Shipt!
- 1 First things first- what is Shipt?
- 2 How does it work?
- 3 Why do I love it?
- 4 But what about the cost?
- 5 Any downsides?
- 6 Final thoughts:
- 7 UPDATE:
- 8 Other tips:
First things first- what is Shipt?
Shipt is a grocery delivery service that has partnered with Target to provide same-day delivery directly to your doorstep- no need to leave the house!
And let me tell you, this service has been a total game changer for me. As someone who loves to cook but hates the hassle of grocery shopping, this service has saved me a ton of time and stress.
How does it work?
Signing up for Shipt is super easy. Simply download the app or visit the Shipt website and enter your zip code to see if the service is available in your area.
From there, you can select items from the Target website and add them to your cart just like you would if you were shopping in-store. Once you’ve completed your order, a Shipt shopper will be assigned to your delivery and will begin picking up your items at the store.
One of my favorite things about Shipt is that you can adjust your order up until the shopper begins shopping. So if you forgot something or need to make a last-minute change, you can do so easily.
The delivery fee for Shipt is $9.99 for each order, but if you sign up for their annual membership, you’ll receive unlimited free deliveries on orders over $35. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
Why do I love it?
Aside from the obvious convenience factor, there are a few key reasons why I have fallen in love with Shipt:
1. The shoppers are amazing.
Every Shipt shopper I’ve had has been friendly, communicative, and just overall fantastic. They’ll often send me updates on my order and will even text me if an item I requested isn’t available and suggest alternatives.
Plus, if you ever have an issue with your order, the customer service team is always quick to respond and resolve any issues. It’s clear that they put a lot of effort into making sure their customers are happy.
2. The selection is great.
Being able to shop from the Target website means that I have access to a huge selection of items, including fresh produce, meat, and bakery items. And with the ability to leave specific notes for your shopper, you can ensure that you get exactly what you need.
3. It’s perfect for busy weeks.
Whether you’re busy with work, kids, or just life in general, it can be tough to find time to squeeze in a trip to the grocery store. But with Shipt, you can easily place an order and have everything delivered to your doorstep without having to worry about finding the time to go to the store.
But what about the cost?
While Shipt can be more expensive than shopping in-store, I have found that the convenience factor and the quality of the service make it worth it for me.
Plus, if you’re strategic with your order and take advantage of the annual membership, you can save quite a bit in delivery fees over time.
As with any service, there are a few downsides to keep in mind:
1. It can be more expensive.
As mentioned, you’ll likely pay a bit more for your items when using Shipt. If you’re on a tight budget, it may not be the best option for you.
2. Availability may be limited.
While Shipt is expanding rapidly, it may not be available in all areas just yet.
3. It’s not always as fast as you’d like.
If you’re in a time crunch and need your groceries ASAP, you may want to go to the store yourself or opt for a different delivery service. While Shipt is usually pretty speedy, there have been a few times where my order has taken longer than expected due to high demand.
All in all, I would highly recommend Shipt to anyone looking for a convenient and stress-free way to grocery shop from Target. The service is reliable, the shoppers are wonderful, and the selection is great.
So why not give it a try and see for yourself? Who knows, it could end up being your new favorite grocery delivery service!
Since writing this post, I have continued to use Shipt on a regular basis and I am still a huge fan of the service. One thing that has changed, however, is the membership fee.
When I first started using Shipt, the annual membership fee was $99. But now, the fee has been increased to $149 per year.
While the increased fee may be a bit of a bummer, I personally still think that the service is worth it. Especially if you use it for multiple orders throughout the year, the savings on delivery fees can really add up.
If you’re new to using Shipt, here are a few tips to help make your experience even better:
1. Be as specific as possible with your notes.
If you have any specific requests or preferences for your items (i.e. green bananas, a specific brand of pasta), be sure to include those details in your order notes. This will help ensure that you get exactly what you want.
2. Be flexible with substitutions.
While Shipt shoppers will do their best to find the exact item you’re looking for, sometimes certain items may be out of stock. In these cases, the shopper will typically suggest a substitute item that is similar to what you requested. Try to be flexible with these substitutions- you may just find a new favorite product!
3. Don’t forget to tip.
While tipping is not required, it is definitely appreciated. Shipt shoppers work hard to ensure that your order is perfect, so a little extra thank you goes a long way.
So there you have it- everything you need to know about Shipt and why I love it. Have you tried the service before? Let me know in the comments!