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Shipt Shop: How It Works

What is Shipt?

Shipt is a grocery delivery service that works with several stores to bring to your doorstep groceries that you order online. Shipt delivers more than just groceries however. You can get essentials such as bedding, electronics, lamps and other things.

Is Shipt delivery service in your area? Shipt is currently in over 257 stores (as of the writing of this post). Shipt works with Meijer, Publix, Harris Teeter in addition to Target. They’re always adding new stores, so check here to see the complete list and if it is available in your area.

Related: What Stores Work with Shipt

The service is easy and very convenient to use. I think this service will also be useful around finals or when working on big projects that take a lot of time and going grocery shopping is the last thing on the priority list.

How Shipt Works

In brief, this is how Shipt works: you shop online for what you want via the Shipt app, and a Shipt shopper goes shopping for you. You’ll also schedule your delivery, and will then meet your shopper at the scheduled time. Easy shopping.

  • Delivery is free for members on orders over $35. For orders less that $35 there is a $7 delivery fee.
  • Shipt’s plan is $99/yr
  • If you don’t want a plan, you can choose to pay per Same Day Delivery order (select stores).
  • Shipt prices are higher than in-store prices unfortunately, so this is a downside to the service. 
  • Through the app, you’ll be able to pick your delivery schedule based on times available. .
  • You can be on the phone with your Shipt shopper and edit your order while they are at the store.

How to save money shopping with Shipt:

Technically, you can’t use coupons, but Shipt offers special in-app pricing to help members save money. Just check the “what’s on sale” category in the app.

In addition you can use Shipt with grocery cashback apps. Ibotta recently added the option to link your Shipt account, which means you get automatic cash back on what you buy.

How does Shipt work with Target?

According to Shipt customer service, at Target you can order rugs, bedding and pretty much a lot of the things you would need to make your dorm room (or apartment) homey, and have it delivered to you. You may have to meet the person in the lobby of your dorm or apartment, as some places restrict access to visitors however. But through the app, you’ll be able to schedule delivery through the app, and then meet your Shipt shopper to get your things.

Here is what you need to know about Shipt at Target:

Shipt at Target doesn’t require a membership. There are 2 types of services to choose from: Either month to month or an annual membership. You can try it out for 4 weeks for free.

Can you use Target’s REDcard with Shipt?

Absolutely! If you’re shopping at Target, use Target’s debit or credit card & save 5% off your total purchase along with the credit card’s other benefits.

Bonus: make money with Shipt?

Shipt can also be a side gig to earn money by becoming a Shipt shopper. Shipt shoppers have the added benefit of a free Shipt membership too. In addition to being a job for people who love shopping, Shipt shoppers also have the convenience of choosing their work schedule. So as a college student looking for extra income, working for Shipt doesn’t interfere with your school schedule. How much can you earn? Shipt shoppers can earn up to $22/hr.

Happy savings, TaLis

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