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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 as well.

Is Shipt delivery service in your area? Most likely. Its currently available in over 5K stores (as of the writing of this post). Shipt works with supermarkets like 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 convenient to use. For college students for example, 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, 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.

This is a video that explains how placing a grocery order works:

It’s also nice that in case you want to add a last minute thing or make some changes to your list, you can contact your Shipt shopper through the app while at the store.

  • Delivery is free for members on orders over $35. For orders less that $35 there is a $7 delivery fee.
  • Membership choice of monthly ($14/month) or the annual ($99/year) plan
  • If you don’t want a plan, you can choose to pay per Same Day Delivery order (select stores).
  • 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.

Saving money

While you can’t use manufacturer or store coupons, 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 like Ibotta for example, which recently added the option to link with your Shipt account. This means that you can get automatic cash back on things you buy with cash back apps.

Shipt and Target

According to their 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 however, as some places restrict access to visitors. Although through the app you’ll be able to schedule a delivery time to meet your Shipt shopper and get your order.

Shopping at Target with Shipt 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?

Yes! And save money too. 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.

Happy savings, TaLis

Bonus: make money with Shipt

Become a Shipt shopper and get the benefit of a free Shipt membership too. Nice job for people who love shopping.

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