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Old 07-22-15, 10:46 PM
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Grocery Delivery Services

What sort of grocery delivery services do you have in your area?


Most of the time we may be able to walk, cycle, or take the bus to the grocery store ... but what if something happens where we can't or where that is just really inconvenient for one reason or another. Perhaps something like a health issue, or just that life is incredibly busy all of a sudden, or we have other priorities.



In situations like that, a grocery delivery service can come in handy.

So tell us about the grocery delivery services in your area.

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Old 07-22-15, 10:52 PM
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Woolworths is one of our main grocery store chains:
Woolworths Supermarket - The Fresh Food People


Under Woolworths' Services there's an app that allows you to shop virtually anywhere.
Financial Services | Woolworths Supermarket

There is also a Shop Online link.
https://www2.woolworthsonline.com.au/

And here is the delivery information:
https://www2.woolworthsonline.com.au...nline/delivery


You can see the delivery charges according to this chart ...
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For many years I had "Roody's Express" bicycle delivery. Now I've switched over to "Daughter-in-Law Delivers" for my grocery needs, supplemented by "Roody's Slow Turtle" pedestrian service for light loads. One nice thing--none of them ever charged me anything!
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We actually just started using a grocery delivery service - not because we are too lazy to go ourselves but because it is easier to stick to our grocery list. It costs 5-10 more than going to the store, but we think it saves us from making a series of rash decisions in the store.

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What sort of grocery delivery services do you have in your area?


Most of the time we can walk, cycle, or take the bus to the grocery store ... but what if something happens where we can't or where that is just really inconvenient. Perhaps something like a health issue or just that life is incredibly busy all of a sudden.

In situations like that, a grocery delivery service can come in handy.

So tell us about the grocery delivery services in your area.
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Only game in this 'burb is Schwan's and they are too pricey as far as we're concerned. I've read of a couple of stories about how Reasor's was testing home delivery via 3PL, but my local store wasn't one of the test sites, nor do I know whether it is still being evaluated, expanded, or axed.
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This is another major grocery store in Australia ... Coles: https://www.coles.com.au/

Coles and Woolworths are the two big ones.

Here is Coles Shop Online page:Shop Online with Coles

Right there in a bright red banner it says, "Free delivery on your first order and on Wednesdays, when you spend $100 or more"

But presuming that is inconvenient for some reason, here's the Home Delivery page:
Home Delivered Groceries | Home Delivery | Shop Online With Coles

That page tells me:
"Generally, most metro delivery fees range between $6 and $13. Our delivery costs vary depending on location, time of day and length of delivery window chosen." ... right in the ball-park with Woolworths. I just checked my area, and it would cost us $6 for a home delivery.
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HyVee around us started delivering recently. Or better said, they recently implemented a full selection and delivery program.

It costs $5 if you spend under $100.
Its free if you spend more than $100.

Its great to be able to stick to a list and planned meals.
And they pick out very good produce, at least they have so far.

I do miss not riding as much to the store with the converted trailer, but this also frees up an hour+ on the weekend or an evening to do other things.
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Only game in this 'burb is Schwan's and they are too pricey as far as we're concerned. I've read of a couple of stories about how Reasor's was testing home delivery via 3PL, but my local store wasn't one of the test sites, nor do I know whether it is still being evaluated, expanded, or axed.
Looks like Schwan's is our only delivery option as well. But then Schwan's is not a grocery store; more like a catalog/online center that only delivers, for a premium price.

In one of the poorer neighborhoods, an independent grocery store, Neighborhood Groceries, like a large convenience store, offers Smiley's Neighborhood Grocery Delivery.

If I were desperate for food. I'd probably walk across the street to EZ Mart, which is a convenience store, get a sandwich at the Subway across the street or bug my neighbor, who works at Kroger, to bring me something home when she returns from work.
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Grocery business is almost a duopoly in Finland. Two national chains have about 80% market share between them. One of the chains has been running a delivery service for some time now, we've used it occasionally. You do the shopping list in the Internet, choose a delivery slot for the next day and pay when groceries are delivered. There's a fixed fee for delivery.

The other chain has a pickup service where they collect the items according to your list, but you pick up the bags from the store yourself. Again, there's a fixed collection fee. We haven't tried their service.

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Safeway is the grocery store I use most often. They do have a delivery service but we have never used it. It's free for the first time and about $10 per delivery after that with some discounted or free offers periodically.
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The local supermarket across the street from me charges $7.25 for delivery. I never used it because the store is 1000 feet from my front door! Still, it's nice to have!
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We have: Publix, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Albertson's and Aldi.

None deliver.
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We have: Publix, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Albertson's and Aldi.

None deliver.
That's too bad. Maybe it's something they will eventually develop.
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As you may know, Rowan had an accident in March (see Rowan link in my sig line), and so I was "car free" for 114 days.

Although I have started driving a little bit (OK once ... last Sunday), I have been looking for ways to simplify things.

One way has been to use one of the local grocery delivery services. Very handy!!
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I started ordering grocery, toiletry, and household items from Target.com over the winter. They are not kidding about free shipping with purchases over $35, and will even deliver unreasonably heavy things like those giant buckets of cat litter.

I still shop local for fresh foods, but end up getting canned goods, flour, etc. online. This has eliminated the majority of my trailer shopping trips. It's been a good alternative, especially since we do not have local grocery delivery services (we barely even have restaurant delivery).
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There are several local pizza delivery services. But, as far as I know, none deliver to my neighborhood. One can't even offer them an extra $10 or $20 to come out.

All of my groceries go on the back of my bike, or in the bike trailer.
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I started ordering grocery, toiletry, and household items from Target.com over the winter. They are not kidding about free shipping with purchases over $35, and will even deliver unreasonably heavy things like those giant buckets of cat litter.

I still shop local for fresh foods, but end up getting canned goods, flour, etc. online. This has eliminated the majority of my trailer shopping trips. It's been a good alternative, especially since we do not have local grocery delivery services (we barely even have restaurant delivery).

There's a fresh fruit and veg market not far from where I work, so I do still walk over and pick up that stuff there. I ordered a bag of potatoes to be delivered last week, and that was all right, but I prefer to actually choose a lot of my fresh produce myself.


But yes, I'm getting all the big, heavy, bulky stuff delivered now which is saving my arms and back!
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We have two stores within a mile to a mile and a half that deliver. I believe one of the major markets is starting to offer the service as well.

About a year and a half ago I got my dry goods, pasta and rice shipped to me monthly. Meat and vegetables I picked up myself. Dairy I also got myself but I live where we have dairies and chicken farms. I skipped the store.
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We have: Publix, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Albertson's and Aldi.

None deliver.
I think we have one Winn Dixie left. And Wal Mart. But Publix has become very dominant in this market. I think you can order online for pick up, but there's no delivery.

There are a host of restaurant delivery services that charge only a few dollars but it doesn't seem like that has caught on for groceries. Perhaps someone should try it. Although I don't really know how the restaurant services could be profitable. The drivers must work substantially for tips.

Unfortunately, even the restaurant delivery services don't come out as far as my house.
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I can't imagine letting stranger pick my fruits and vegetables. I often how to pick thru many to find the good ones.

I imagine the clerk just randoming picking it which is rotten.
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I can't imagine letting stranger pick my fruits and vegetables. I often how to pick thru many to find the good ones.

I imagine the clerk just randoming picking it which is rotten.
^^^This.

I think it's pretty sad when people want their groceries delivered and can't go do it themselves.
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I'm fortunate that there are plenty of great stores near me, and also lots of delivery services. I only use one delivery service - Imperfect PRoduce. They sell and deliver stuff that is either surplus or not-so-pretty that would go to waste, but is perfectly fine to eat. In fact, I'd say 80% of the stuff is as good looking and tasty as anything you'd find
in a nice market. It's just veggies and fruit, choose between organic or commercial. It's got me eating more veggies (which is good) and it's good for the earth. Living in a major urban area, I don't worry about what to do if I can't get to the store - not only do nearly all the chain markets deliver, but there are also independent shopping services that will go to the independent market of your choice. I enjoy biking to the 3 or 4 markets I frequent every week, and I've got my Burley Travoy to haul home the groceries, so I would only use those services if I couldn't ride or walk due to injury. But I'm retired and can go in the middle of the day when it's not busy. I do see lots of working folks using delivery services, and I get it - if you work 60 hours a week you don't want to speed time doing a task you can skip.

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^^^This.

I think it's pretty sad when people want their groceries delivered and can't go do it themselves.
maybe but there was a time before Amazon where people went to the store to buy just about everything. Today you can get clothes, shoes, movies, TVs and a whole range of things delivered to your door. Not everyone likes it but the home delivery business service is growing.
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I can't imagine letting stranger pick my fruits and vegetables. I often how to pick thru many to find the good ones.

I imagine the clerk just randoming picking it which is rotten.
At Safeway, the shoppers are very trained on the quality of produce. On the form, you can dictate ripeness, size, and you can say things like "I want to bananas with freckles on them and two that are greenish yellow" Or "I need my bell peppers around four inches high and flat bottom for stuffing" If they don't find any on the shelf, they have to go to the back and open a new box and find it in there.

The procedure is as follows: One person picks out the dry items, one person deals with the meat items, one person picks out the refrigerated items, and your frozen is picked out last as well... all at different times so that it's completely fresh. They separate your order so that your cold items remained chilled (they have to be between 32-36 degrees) and cannot be out of refrigeration for longer than 15 mins, which is why the cold items are picked separately and last. Then they go into a large walk in cooler until loaded onto the refrigerated truck.
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^^^This.

I think it's pretty sad when people want their groceries delivered and can't go do it themselves.
Yes, it is sad. But it's a great service for those who are elderly/frail and can't drive or walk, those who are disabled, those who are ill and in pain, those who run childcare from 4am to 11pm and can't pack all the kids into a car, but need the food to feed the kids, or for the woman who was jumped and assaulted and afraid to leave her house.

You never know what people are going through and a service like this makes things just a little bit easier to cope with life...
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