For the past few weeks I have been testing the Shoprite at Home Delivery Service. Yes, Shoprite will do all of your grocery shopping and deliver your groceries to you. The only thing you need is an internet connection. It works well for people who cannot get out, or the busy working family.
It is a great idea for senior citizens, but they would have to have a computer, or have a family or friend who has a computer that can shop for them. You would also need a valid credit card.
If you are a price club member, you input your member number, and discounts are applied to the order.
The system that Shoprite has set up allows you to do a virtual shop, picking out all the items you normally do. Then someone at Shoprite will shop for all of the items you requested, and then have it delivered to your door. You can also put in special requests for items you can’t find as well.
There are two delivery windows your order can come. Either 1 – 3 p.m. or between 5 -7 p.m. This is seven days a week. You have to meet their time frame deadlines in order to give them enough time to shop and get your order delivered.
Another option is that you can pick up your order at Shoprite itself. There are also designated times you can go and pick the order up.
There is a delivery fee is around $20.00. I am figuring half for shopping and the other half for delivery. My recent 5th order, I got $10.00 off my order. So there are definite benefits to having them shop and deliver for you.
Every delivery has gone flawlessly and no errors. I was even impressed the other day, the delivery man called to say that he was running a few minutes late, and that he didn’t forget to deliver the order.
The service has also helped me save money. I am buying things that I need, and if I was shopping, I would be buying a whole lot more. So I am just buying the true necessities, and nothing else. A great idea and I hope Shoprite continues with this service.