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the Price of Ordering Groceries Online for Home Delivery

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$ 7
Mar 2008
Fresno, CA
Regular grocery delivery  more... close row
$ 14
Mar 2008
Abington, PA
Delivery charge for groceries ordered online  more... close row
$ 5
Mar 2008
New York, NY
Grocery delivery service  more... close row
$ 4
Aug 2007
New Baltimore, Michigan
Order ahead, or shop out of the delivery truck  more... close row
$ 10
Dec 2007
west sacramento, california
Online grocery ordering with home delivery  more... close row
$ 10
Apr 2008
Holbrook, NY
Delivery price changes based on spending  more... close row
$ 8
Mar 2008
Boston, MA
Automated online grocery ordering  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Omaha, Nebraska
Delivery of cuts of meat including steaks and burgers  more... close row
$ 40
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Grocery delivery offers cat's favorite food  more... close row

Description of service

The price is the cost of a months' supply of premium wet cat food in a variety of flavors and includes delivery to my home. The delivery service is a subscription-type deal with planned regular deliveries over the course of a year and is billed at every delivery.

The company will also deliver pretty much any dry or canned commercial food product (human or animal), as well as cleaning supplies and household paper products (toilet tissue and paper towels for example). Price depends on the type and quantity of goods, but the longer the "subscription" and the larger each shipment (more stuff bought), the cheaper the goods are. A single shipment of a single item is the most costly way to get stuff.

Review of Service

The service is alright. It delivers (always on time) the cat's favorite food, which gets mixed with a bunch of different dry foods for variety. If the cat stops liking the food, it's likely we'll stop liking the service since cat food delivery is all we use it for.

Our 1 year subscription (paid monthly since delivery is monthly) to the cat food is, overall, less costly than buying the stuff in the store (about 5% cheaper, not including time and gas saved by not buying cat food from the store). We're a couple months in and the cat hasn't turned from the food yet, so we're still happy with the service.

We might be tempted to get toilet tissue or something through them, but with the local warehouse store being about half the price of the delivery service on those items, not doing that is a no brainer.


There's nothing special about being able to order stuff online anymore. The only thing they have to compete on with truly local stores is delivery and cost. And maybe selection. Sometime we might get a craving for a childhood treat from back East that we can't get here, and we might be able to find it through the delivery service. Though that hasn't happened yet.

This kind of thing likely won't ever replace regular grocery shopping, in part because it's nice to go the grocery store, and in large part because they haven't overcome the problem of shipping small quantities of fresh produce cheaply. Don't bother unless you know you need the stuff they sell delivered regularly.

$ 0
Jan 2007
Cambria, California
Natural and organic non-perishable food delivery  more... close row
$ 0
Mar 2008
Baltimore, MD
Delivery free with fifty dollar purchase  more... close row
$ 5
Feb 2006
San Jose, CA
Same day grocery delivery very convenient  more... close row