You may have heard of Shipt, a grocery delivery service recently purchased by Target, and wondered if it’s possible to use the company without having to be home for deliveries. Shipt’s answer to this question is yes, but there are a few things you should know about the service before using it.
Grocery delivery services are a convenient way to get the food you need without having to leave your house. They can also save you money and time because you’ll be avoiding impulse shopping trips. However, if you aren’t home when your groceries arrive, they may need to be returned to the store. This can be inconvenient for both the shopper and the customer.
What Is Shipt?
Shipt is a grocery delivery service that provides a wide variety of food and household products. You can find products from many different stores and brands, including Target, Harris Teeter, Fred Meyer, Publix, Costco, and more. The service also includes a large selection of frozen and refrigerated items, as well as produce and dairy options. You can even find products that meet specific dietary requirements, such as gluten-free or vegan.
The service works by allowing you to choose a shopper in your area through the Shipt app. Once you have chosen a shopper, you can schedule a delivery for a day and time that’s convenient for you. When your shopper is on their way to your home, you will receive a notification in the app that they are on their way and ready to drop off your order.
If you aren’t home for your delivery, you can let your shopper know that you will be out of town or that someone else will be picking up the delivery. If you’re worried about leaving your groceries unattended, you can always tell the shopper to keep the food in a safe place where it will be protected from pets and humans. If you have a safe place to keep the groceries, be sure to tell your shopper about it in the special instructions section of the app.
Can I tip my Shipt shopper?
You can tip your Shipt shopper for their service by adding a tip to your order in the Shipt app. You can select a percentage or a flat fee to give to your shopper. Tips aren’t required, but they are appreciated. You can also opt to skip the tip if you want to. The tip will go directly to your shopper, not to Instacart, the company that owns and operates the grocery delivery service. This can be helpful for shoppers who are working with heavy groceries or multiple orders on a busy day.