Meijer’s new home delivery: Is it worth trying?


TOO BUSY OR TOO TIRED TO RUN TO THE GROCERY STORE THIS WEEK? THEN YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT MEIJER’S NEW HOME DELIVERY SERVICE. SERVICE.WE TOLD YOU ABOUT IT YESTERDAY ON G-M-T-S..CONSUMER REPORTER JOHN MATARESE CHECKED IT OUT TO SEE IF ITS A GOOD DEAL OR A CASE OF DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY. LIZ PENNINGTON MAY LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL HARRIED SHOPPER….BUT SHE’S SHOPPING FOR SOMEONE ELSE! ELSE!”I have a customer who wants two boneless skinless chicken breasts.”LIZ IS PART OF THE BRAND NEW “SHIPT” TEAM AT MEIJER… MEIJER…”Add it to the cart and they are all set.” ….PERSONAL SHOPPERS WHO WILL NOW DO THE WORK FOR YOU. YOU.”They want the Meijer brand fresh pico de gallo.” MEIJER IS LAUNCHING HOME GROCERY DELIVERY….WITH GREEN SHIRTED SHOPPERS LIKE LIZ PICKING UP AND DELIVERING THE ITEMS YOU ORDER ON YOUR PHONE. PHONE.”People answer the door and they almost seem surprised. They order it, and they are thrilled it actually worked, it actually showed up.” COST? THE SAME AS AMAZON PRIME. BUT SHIPT’S JULIE COOP SAYS YOU GET A YEAR OF FREE DELIVERY, WITH NO SURCHARGES. SURCHARGES.”We sell membership based services for $99 a year. That gives you free unlimited delivery on all orders over $35.” $35.”THE IDEA BEHIND THIS IS SIMPLE: SAVING TIME. THINK OF HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE YOU TO GO TO THE STORE JUST TO GET A SMALL BASKET OF GROCERIES LIKE THIS. THAT CAN BE AN HOUR OUT OF YOUR DAY! DAY!”We’re all time starved. We’re looking for ways to make our lives easier. Home delivery can save you a couple of hours a week.” MEIJER’S ART SEBASTIAN SAYS THE SERVICE IS ALREADY A HIT IN MICHIGAN…AND SUSPECTS IT WILL BE A HIT HERE AS WELL…. WELL….”Hi I’m Chris from Shipt…”…AS TIME STARVED SHOPPERS LIKE RACHEL GET A WEEK’S WORTH OF GROCERIES ON HER FRONT DOORSTEP….HERE AT HER ANDERSON TOWNSHIP HOME. HOME.”It was great!.” great!.””Thank you! JOHN MATARESE REPORTING.. KROGER AND WALMART ALREADY OFFER A PICK UP SERVICE…WHERE YOU ORDER ON YOUR PHONE ONLINE OR PICK UP AT THE STORE. BUT JOHN SAYS MEIJER TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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