We all lead extra busy lives these days and are looking for ways to make our day to day more convenient, so we have more time to do the things we love with our families and friends. Grocery delivery has become a popular tool recently and there are a handful of companies now offering these services. Not as many people as you would expect are utilizing these services, which is why there’s been so much press around them lately.

This article focuses specifically on the delivery service Shipt. Recently acquired by Target and based out of Birmingham, AL, this southern company provides convenience, reliability, and variety all for the same price as Amazon Prime. As a matter of fact, it’s a lower price than Prime and is not as limited. For example, you can only get groceries from Whole Foods with Amazon. With Shipt, you can get items from Target and other major retailers like CVS, Petco and Kroger.


With Shipt, you can get your items delivered the same day you order them. Sometimes in an hour! It depends on the time of day and day of the week but if you’re in a bind for dinner and forgot to take the chicken out the freezer, you can set the delivery time for right when you get home from work. Shipt saves dinner! The baby is out of formula and diapers and there’s no way you can get to the store? Shipt can be there in an hour! Having a crisis and need some personal items asap? Shipt to the rescue!

Product Variety

Not only can you get groceries delivered but you can also get household supplies, baby items, toiletries, electronics, medicine, the list goes on. You can even get a microwave delivered depending on stock, availability and the store you choose! Be sure to tip your shopper generously if you order a small appliance though. Currently, you can get items delivered from several major grocery retailers like Publix, King Soopers, Target, Winn Dixie, CVS, Kroger and Petco.

Communication and Integration

When it’s time to shop your order, your Shipt shopper will text you directly with the status. They also text if the store is out of a variety or product. You can substitute at that point or just tell them to leave it off. You can also have them grab something that you didn’t originally have on your list. It’s incredibly flexible within a reasonable budget and integrates flawlessly with the Target App. The shopper also texts you when they are checking out and when they are on their way to your house. You can ask your shopper to use paper or plastic or reusable bags.


The price for Shipt is $99 per year which is actually lower than Amazon Prime. The cost covers unlimited grocery deliveries of at least $35. This is well worth avoiding the heartache of being trampled at the grocery store by overzealous shoppers or being cart rammed by oblivious wanderers. Let someone else endure the pain and have your items handpicked and delivered with care directly to your door. You could have groceries delivered every week for a year for less than $2 per week.


The idea of having your items delivered to your door by a real person at a specific time is brilliant. It’s like having your own personal shopper! Now, if they’d just cook dinner for you…
In reality, grocery shopping is not the most fun unless you’re really into it and have all the time in the world. Most of us don’t and just want to be able to spend more time with our families after working all day. Even if you don’t work all day, you may still want to avoid the grocery store. You can count on a Shipt shopper to effectively communicate with you about your shopping needs and to show up on time.

If you have been thinking about signing up for a grocery delivery service, do yourself a favor and give Shipt a shot. They offer a 7-day trial and then an easy transition into one of two plans – yearly for $99 or $14 a month. The convenience alone is worth the price and the communication is unmatched.  Sometimes products are unavailable but can be easily substituted since you are in direct contact with a real person shopping just for you! Avoid the grocery store today by signing up for Shipt!