A New Way to Shop for Groceries ... From Your Couch
As a new trend in grocery shopping, delivery services are easy, convenient and major time-savers. For that very reason, new services are popping up all over.
On July 12, a new service began in the Richmond area: Instacart. This third-party service delivers for businesses such as Wegmans, Publix, Whole Foods and Costco, as well as specialized stores like Petco and CVS.
So, yes, you can get products like prepared meals, packaged goods, produce and dog food without leaving your home.
Instacart delivers to Richmond residents, but it’s not just for city folk. They also offer service to Rockville, Wingmead, Glen Allen, Short Pump, Wyndham, Dumbarton, Lakeside, Laurel, Henrico, Tuckahoe, Manakin-Sabot, Lorraine, Bon Air, Midlothian, Hallsboro, Woodlake and Chesterfield Court House.
Deliveries are same day. They can come within the hour or be scheduled for later delivery.
Fees vary based on the order and time of day, and all include a 10% service fee plus optional tip. However, subscribed members benefit with complimentary delivery on orders over $35. Through July 26, Instacart Express is offering a free, no-strings-attached one-year member subscription.
For information on other area grocery pick-up and delivery services, see our Online Grocery Shopping post!