What does prepaid mean? (What to know!)
It’s nice that customers now have a lot of choices in how they pay for every service, whether it’s a grocery store, a big box retailer, or a delivery service.
Often this means customers can pay over the internet using their credit card, debit card or any digital wallet available, rather than waiting until you receive the order and then paying in cash.
So, how do prepaid orders work on Shipt? How do you make a prepaid order and is it really worth it for the customer? Well, if you want to know the answers to all these questions, you are in the right place!
What does prepaid mean?
It’s essentially the same as all other stores that accept prepaid orders, meaning the customer will pay for the order online and Shipt shoppers pay nothing, the store just scans the phone and verifies the order, so the shopper can deliver it to the customer.
If you’re wondering how to process prepaid orders as a Shipt shopper and more, read on.
How do you make prepaid orders on Shipt?
As a Shipt shopper, most orders include shopping and delivery. However, for prepaid orders, the customer is responsible for the payment portion of the purchase.
This means that Shipt shoppers simply find all the items, verify the order through the app, and deliver it.
How does the Shipt Prepaid Card work?
Shipt is a delivery service from Target that allows people to get groceries through an app or website and offers multiple payment methods to fulfill orders.
The Shipt prepaid card comes into play when Shipt deposits funds to prepaid credit cards held by contract shoppers so they can make purchases at the store.
What does prepaid shipping mean?
To understand the process, it’s easier to think of it as a three-part service. There is shopping, payment and delivery.
The prepaid portion of the order means the customer has paid everything online, which means the shopper just has to verify the order and deliver it.
The drop-off part means shoppers must leave their orders at the door to avoid direct contact with customers.
Notify the customer that the order has been delivered by text message or picture, that is, the order has been completed.
What types of shipping orders are there?
There are many different types of Shipt orders, which can sometimes be confusing for customers and shoppers.
- Store and Delivery Note
- Delivery orders only
- prepaid order
- Store order only
- drop off order
These types of orders are also organized by colored labels to help shoppers easily identify them at work, including details on how to actually shop and deliver the order.
These are all the tags Shipt offers:
This is a green label, which means customers want to get off easily at the door and avoid any kind of direct contact.
If there is any need for communication, shoppers and customers can chat via text and pictures, so everything is organized and there are no confusions or mistakes along the way.
This one is simple, it means that the customer has completed the shopping part and is using Ship’s service to deliver the groceries.
From a Shipt shopper’s perspective, it’s a quick order that requires only half the work of their usual task.
The color of this label is blue.
This yellow sticker lets Shipt shoppers know that the job will involve going to the store, buying all the items for the customer, and putting them in the customer’s car, which means no delivery.
This red label means that the order has some rules, which generally apply to the purchase of alcohol.
The way it works is that certified shoppers will buy the items as usual, but once they arrive at the customer’s address for delivery, they have to make sure they’re at least 21 years old to get alcohol legally.
The way they verify these details is by scanning a photo ID with a mobile phone.
Additionally, these orders cannot be dropped off and must be delivered directly to the customer.
As we just learned, this label means that the customer has already paid for the order online, so the shopper doesn’t have to pay anything.
Are prepaid orders convenient for customers?
Prepaid orders have many benefits for customers, one of which is convenience. While some people prefer to pay in cash and avoid committing their order before delivery, sometimes it’s definitely worth it.
One of the benefits of prepaid orders is that the process is faster, everything related to payment is done in advance, so the only thing a shopper has to do is pick up the item and deliver it to the customer.
Customers can avoid contact with the person delivering the order, which was great in 2020 and still is.
Try to get used to prepaid orders and you can save some time and take advantage of services like Shipt.
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Prepaying an order on Shipt means peace of mind for both the customer and the shopper, as not only does the customer avoid any kind of hassle of paying in cash and is able to avoid direct contact, but the shopper can shop more easily as he only needs to verify the order at the store without paying.
So next time you’re processing a prepaid order, don’t worry, it just means part of the job is done and you just have to find the item and deliver it.
If you are a customer, you can enjoy the benefits of prepaid orders as long as you trust the service and you have the ability to do so.