Meijer launches home delivery in West Michigan

Shipt, Meijer home delivery
A Shipt shopper delivers Meijer groceries to 24 Hour News 8's Casey Jones. (March 29, 2017)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Greater Grand Rapids-area residents can now get Meijer groceries delivered straight to their door.

For $99 per year, subscribers can get unlimited deliveries on orders of groceries — including health and beauty and baby items — over $35. Alcohol is not included in the service in West Michigan.

“This is all about convenience. Home delivery allows us to bring groceries and fresh products to your home, same day, in as little as one hour,” Art Sebastian, Meijer’s director of digital shopping, told 24 Hour News 8. “We believe that convenience is the new price.”

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The supermarket giant is partnering with a company called Shipt to make home delivery possible. Last week, 24 Hour News 8’s Emily Linnert tagged along with a Shipt shopper in Detroit — where the service has been available since September — to see how it works.

Basically, customers input their grocery lists into the Shipt app and schedule delivery, then a shopper collects the items and delivers them. Payment is handled through the app. If the shopper has a question, they can text you to make sure they’re getting exactly what you want.

==Above, 24 Hour News 8 puts the service to the test.==

The Shipt shoppers are providing a service, so they’ll accept and greatly appreciate a tip, which you’ll be asked to do at the end of you order.

You can check online to see if delivery is available in your zip code. If your area isn’t covered right now, don’t fret. Meijer is rolling out home delivery in all its markets this fall.

A courtesy image shows the coverage map for Meijer Shipt deliveries.