Shipt Pickup (how it works and how to order!)
Shipt is a business founded in 2014 in Birmingham, Illinois. It was founded to simplify life by creating a network of local shoppers who can buy groceries for customers.
While Shift is often used for grocery delivery, you might be wondering if they have a pickup option. Read on to learn more about Shift pickup options.
Yes, Shipt offers pickup options for its members. This alternative is included with Shipt membership and is available at select stores. If available at your location, you can do Shipt pickups through the app. After placing your order, choose pickup instead of delivery.
The freedom to choose pickup and delivery on Shipt makes the platform even more attractive.
This article discusses how Shipt pickup works, etiquette surrounding Shipt (such as tipping), and explains the Shipt membership process.
How do I pick up when it ships?
There is nothing complicated about Shipt pickup as it works the same way as Shipt delivery. If pickup is available in your area, you can select this option at checkout.
The process of using Shipt Pickup is outlined below:
- Log in to your Shipt account
- Choose the store you want to shop
- Add to your cart and create an order
- At checkout, click the pickup option
When you choose the pickup option, you’ll still have a Shipt shopper organize your order for you. Once this is done, they will not bring the order to your place of residence. Instead, they’ll have your order ready for pickup at the store of your choice. After that, you can come and pick it up.
Why does Shipt have pickup?
When introducing their pickup options, Shipt took into account that their customers don’t like shopping, but don’t mind walking or biking to a local store. Also, this option helps you save money as you won’t incur any shipping charges.
Does Shipt charge a pickup fee?
No, Shipt pickup is free. This option is included with Shipt membership. By placing an order through the app, you can save on shipping. Plus, Shipt Pickup will help you avoid small order fees ($7) every time you place an order under $35.
When should I use Shipt Pickup?
Many Shipt customers opt for the pickup option when their favorite store is nearby, so paying for shipping doesn’t make sense. Also, if you don’t like shopping, but definitely enjoy walking to local stores, this is a great option.
Can you tip the delivery?
Yes, you can tip Shipt for pickup. While it’s not mandatory, tipping will greatly increase the earnings of Shipt shoppers. It’s also a way to show appreciation for well-presented service. While you can leave any tip amount, it is recommended that you tip between 15% and 20% of the subtotal of your order—this is the service industry standard.
For small grocery orders, the minimum tip you can leave is $4. It helps to remember that shoppers will receive the full tip you leave them. Also, you are free to choose online or cash tipping.
How do you prompt Shipt Pickup?
First, there are two ways to tip Shipt. You can tip online on the website or app, or in cash. In the case of pickup, your shopper will make sure your order is ready for you, but you’re unlikely to see them. In this case, it is best to tip online. Cash tips work better if the Shipt shopper delivers your order to you.
With Shipt, tipping is only possible after delivery. This aspect sets Shipt apart from several other delivery apps that offer pre-delivery or post-delivery tipping options. After receiving your order, you will receive an email receipt with a link through which you can rate your shoppers and then leave your tip.
This link will open your account through which you can add a tip. An important thing to remember is that once a prompt is set, it cannot be modified. While modifications can be made on other delivery applications, it is not on Shipt.
Does Shipt charge more for groceries?
Yes, Shipt groceries cost slightly more than in-store prices. This is because farmers take into account the picking, packing and processing of your groceries. On average, consumers end up spending $5 more than opting for in-store shopping.
While the prices don’t contrast sharply with each other, they are slightly higher. Take Wonder Bread, which sells for $2.29 in-store. It will cost you $2.59 to have Shipt deliver it to your home.
As you can see, the difference is not huge, but noticeable. For some retailers, there is a small service fee at checkout.
Which stores use Shipt?
Shipt has partnered with stores like Costco, Petco, CVS, GNC and Target. However, the availability of these stores may vary depending on your location.
So, how do you know that the stores around you are using Shipt? All you need to do is go to the Shipt website and enter your zip code.
How do you get Shipt membership?
If you want to become a Shipt member, you can choose between two options – Shipt Pass or Annual Membership. Shipt members receive free shipping on any order over $35. If you opt for an annual Shipt membership, be prepared to pay a renewable $99 per year fee.
However, if you choose the Shipt Pass option, you only pay a one-time fee. This fee includes shipping from retailers registered on the Shipt website.
Shipt Pass fees vary based on your location and available options. To find out how much you need to pay, you must log in to Shipt.com and check. With Shipt Passes, there are no minimum delivery requirements. Plus, they don’t expire and you can buy them at checkout or any other time.
Also, the buying process is easy as you just have to go to your profile and select the number of your choice, then choose your preferred payment method and confirm the transaction.
Can you cancel your membership?
Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time by viewing your subscriptions through your Shipt account. Alternatively, you can contact the Shipt customer service team via email: [email protected].
Depending on the volume level at the store, you can get a response within three to four days.
Want to learn more about Shipt? Check out our related post to find out if Shipt accepts EBT and how much to tip Shipt shoppers.
Shipt is an excellent grocery delivery option, offering delivery to drugstores, grocery stores, and pet stores. While it may have fewer store options than Instacart, it saves you the hassle of going to the store.
If you don’t like shopping but don’t mind walking to your favorite store, you’ll love Shipt’s pickup option.
Shipt wisely includes the option in the membership because it makes the whole process so seamless. But picking your order doesn’t mean you can’t tip shoppers who see your groceries are ready for pickup.
When you tip them, remember to do so according to service industry standards.