Meijer is working with Shipt, an app-based company, to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan, providing customers yet another convenient way to shop its stores.
Beginning September 15, shoppers will be able to use the Shipt smartphone app to shop 55,000 items from one of 25 Detroit-area Meijer stores offering the service and choose a one-hour delivery window that is most convenient for them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new service is part of an agreement between the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer and Shipt.
“This is yet one more option to make shopping at Meijer easier for our customers,” said Michael Ross, Vice President of Digital Shopping and Customer Marketing. “We believe our relationship with Shipt will provide many of our customers an all-encompassing service that will save them time and add a new convenience when shopping at Meijer.”
Shipt’s grocery delivery service is membership-based, with either annual or monthly options. For $99 a year, Shipt members receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35. Customers who subscribe to Shipt prior to launch date will also receive $25 off their first delivery.
After signing up for Shipt, members can shop a large selection of Meijer groceries and everyday essentials, including baby, health and beauty products. They can also note any preferences, choose a preferred delivery window and pay for their order. A Shipt shopper will hand pick their items and deliver them in as little as one hour after the order is placed.
Leading up to the launch, Shipt will build a network of hundreds of shoppers and identify opportunities to support community organizations throughout the Detroit area.
“The Meijer commitment to quality food, excellent customer service, and dedication to the communities they serve is what makes them an ideal partner,” said Bill Smith, Founder and CEO of Shipt. “Through our relationship with Meijer, we will make life easier for busy individuals and families, and also create jobs in the Detroit area.”
Because most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, Shipt deliveries will be available at some Meijer locations 24 hours a day, seven days a week once the service launches in the Detroit area, with the exception of certain holidays .