As a freelance writer, I've spent the past four years writing about all the exciting things everyone else can have brought to your homes. Groceries, restaurant food, wine... If you live in a big city, chances are there's a person who will bring it to you.
Until this summer, the only thing we could have delivered to our old house in Nashville was pizza. A month after we moved, Shipt started delivering groceries to our old neighborhood. Our new neighborhood isn't part of their service area.
I thought all hope was lost. Then I heard our big grocery chain (Kroger) will offer grocery pickup with a new store here...a year from now. Lost hope again. But then something awesome happened.
Walmart announced it was offering grocery pickup here. You just go to their website and put the groceries in your cart. When you're ready to check out, you pick a time for pickup and they put it all together for you. I was expecting massive failures, since I can't seem to deal with a business these days without needing seven calls to customer service.
Nope. The whole thing was easy-breezy. They called at 10:45 a.m. to say my groceries were ready and I headed straight over. I pulled into the designated parking space...
...and called the phone number on the sign. Within minutes, two great employees came out with all my groceries. A team of managers followed and watched the whole thing. Apparently it was the first day and they were excited about it.
They even gave me a welcome bag because I was a first-timer.
Oh...and now the Kroger down the street from me is installing grocery pickup stalls as you read this!
|Photo by Cathi King Carver (via Facebook)|
Of course, I'm sure all of you have online delivery, so this all seems very old school! Leaving the house to get groceries? SO last decade!
Have you ever had your grocery shopping done for you?