Have you wondered what the hype over Shipt is about? Well I’m here as a shopper to explain why I think it’s a great service for members.
#1- The current state of the world. Need I say it- Coronavirus. Many people are opting to stay at home and let someone else do the shopping right now. This is especially good for families with small children and for the immunocompromised.
#2- Time. Save yourself some time and let someone else deal with traffic and shopping. You just continue doing more important things while someone who is an expert at shopping your chosen store moves quickly through the aisles and finds exactly what you need and then delivers it to your home. How convenient for those who are on tight schedules, busy running kids to events, or running their own business. Hey, if my business wasn’t shopping for others I would have someone shop for me and many shoppers actually use the service themselves.
#3- Shipt is perfect for those who need some extra help- the elderly, disabled, sick, injured or healing. If it is difficult to get out and shop you can have someone do the work for you.
#4- It allows you to take care of others. I have shopped for a man’s elderly mother, brought a birthday meal to a daughter living in another state, delivered a care package for a sick child and brought essentials to college students and people living in retirement homes. It is easy to send gifts and supplies for any occasion. As a shopper I love helping you surprise someone.
#5- You are supporting a small business when you shop. Shoppers are contractors working for Shipt. Some of us work part time as a way to help out with household expenses and for some of us shopping is our sole income. I am a newly single mother and shopping for Shipt offers me the flexibility in my daily schedule to care for my children while providing for them.
#6- Shipt offers a full service personal shopping experience for members. Your shopper works hard to “Bring the magic” by going above and beyond while communicating in a friendly manner via text, or phone to bring you exactly what you need. You can order from your local major grocery stores, Target, Food service stores, CVS, Office Depot/Office Max, even Petco, Sur la table and Costco.
#7- Safety. All shoppers undergo background checks and have to carry insurance on their vehicles. Shipt looks out for your safety and the safety of their shoppers. Customer service and shopper help is just a text, chat or phone call away for members and shoppers.
#8- Precise. You will get exactly what you ordered down to the ounce, flavor and brand. If an item is out of stock you can choose a replacement or allow your shopper to use her best judgement. This is an excellent feature for those who have food allergies or just want to know they will get their favorite product. I have even read labels for a member who was gluten free to ensure if a suggested substitution would be safe so we could choose the right product for her.
So now that you are interested you are probably wondering how Shipt works. It’s pretty simple. You place your order through the app or online. A shopper sees your order in the shopper app, accepts it, drives to the store, shops your order and then delivers to your home. You will receive a text from your shopper letting you know she has started your order and she will guide you through the process of choosing substitutions for any out of stock products and will stay in communication with you until your order has been delivered. You can text her for up to an hour after your order has been delivered if you have any questions or just want to say “thanks”. You can ask her to add products to your order and request things that were not listed on the shopping site or app. You can also speak on the phone and your shopper may call if she has substitutions to go over or GPS is not giving her good enough directions to your home or business.
As a shopper I think Shipt is a wonderful service and wish everyone could try it out. What’s not to love about staying in the comfort of your home or working on a project while someone else takes care of the shopping and delivery of everything you need for your day or week? Let us bring you those movie night snacks, dinner ingredients, or take care of your Target run. We are quick and efficient and love the challenge of shopping your order and bringing the magic.