WESTLAND (WWJ) – Meijer is delving into the growing home delivery market, starting now.
Partnering with the “Shipt” smartphone app the Michigan-based supercenter chain will deliver groceries — including produce — in as little as one hour to homes across metro Detroit
A total of 25 Meijer stores in the Detroit area will offer the service. The catch: It requires a $99 a year (or $14 a month) Shipt membership. After that, though, there’s no delivery fee for orders of $35 or more.
Shoppers can use the app to pick from 55,000 items and choose a one-hour delivery window that is most convenient for them, a Shipt shopper will hand-pick their items and drop them off 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Meijer shopper Arlena Minter likes the idea.
“Yes! It’s beautiful; especially when you have children and you don’t want them all around the store,” she told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Mike Campbell. “Or you go in the store to get one thing and you end of getting 11 things.”
One Westland Meijer shopper says it’s a great idea for people who can’t get out — but she wouldn’t use it.
“Because I like to look around…plus the $99 fee, no,” said the woman, who didn’t want to give her name.
Other stores have been testing out similar service as a way to compete with Amazon and other online companies.
[For more information on how to become a Shipt member and to see the full coverage areas, go to shipt.com/Detroit].