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the Price of Grocery Delivery from Local Store

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$ 20
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Tip for driver of free delivery  more... close row
$ 10
Nov 2007
Tucson, AZ
Small family owned grocery delivery  more... close row
$ 10
Feb 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
Neighborhood kid paid to deliver groceries  more... close row
$ 5
May 2008
Hurricane, WV
Grocery delivery for $5 per time  more... close row
$ 25
May 2008
San Diego, CA
Do not forget to tip delivery person  more... close row
$ 0
Sep 2007
Cupertino, California
Free delivery with $50 minimum  more... close row
$ 25
Apr 2008
Ashland, KY
Grocery delivery a big time saver  more... close row
$ 10
May 2008
Portland, OR
Nice to be lazy and not go to store sometimes  more... close row
$ 10
May 2008
Lansing, MI
Grocery delivery from local warehouse store  more... close row
$ 22
May 2008
Boca Raton, FL
Grocery delivery a very pricey option  more... close row
$ 50
Jan 2008
Marquette, MI
Expensive delivery in a snow storm  more... close row
$ 10
Aug 2007
Montgomery, AL
Home grocery delivery by local chain  more... close row

Description of service

Home delivery of groceries that is operated by a locally owned chain of supermarkets. Order must be phoned in two days in advance of the delivery date. Payment may be by personal check upon delivery or by debit or credit card at the time the order is placed. The order may include produce, packaged foods, and deli items, as well as wine, beer, soft drinks and frozen foods. At present, the service is experimenting with email as a means of submitting an order, with the store following up with a phone call to confirm the order and verify the means of payment.


Review of Service

Placing the order by phone was very simple. The employee who took the order was efficient when it came to clarifying brands, sizes, and quantities of the items ordered. Delivery time was within the two hour range I was given when placing the order. Delivery person was courteous and professional. The service also provides complimentary blank grocery lists that can be used to write in brand names and amounts, which come in handy when it is time to place another order.


Tips

Always check on the rate for the service before placing an order. Some home delivery services charge a percentage of the total cost of the order, which can get expensive. Prepare your list ahead of time. Ask if the order can be faxed or emailed as well as phoned in. Stick with services that will provide you with an approximate time for delivery, so your whole day is not shot.