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Does Shipt Have Pickup? (Yes, Here’s How It Works)

Shipt is a company that launched in the summer of 2014 in Birmingham, AL. The company was founded on the mission of simplifying lives by creating a local network of reliable shoppers who can get your groceries for you as a member.

While Shipt is often used as a grocery delivery service, you may be wondering if they have a pickup option.

Shipt has pickup options for members. It is included in Shipt membership and is available at stores in select areas. If it is available in your area, you can do Shipt pickup through the app. When you place your order, choose pickup instead of delivery. You will still get a shopper but can pick your groceries up.

The ability to choose between delivery or pickup for Shipt makes it an even more appealing platform for consumers.

This article will dive into how Shipt pickup works, etiquette surrounding Shipt such as tipping, and details about getting a Shipt membership.

How Does Shipt Pickup Work?

Shipt pickup works similarly to getting a Shipt delivery. As long as you are in one of the select areas where pickup is included, it becomes an option when you go to check out your order.

Up until that point, the process is the same:

  1. Log onto Shipt
  2. Select the store that you want to shop from
  3. Add to your cart and create your order
  4. Once you are ready to check out, the options available will be for either delivery or pickup

If you want to do pickup, choose that option for your order. When you do a Shipt option through pickup, you still have a Shipt shopper getting your order together for you.

The same care is guaranteed with your order. Once the Shipt shopper is done, they will not head to your home or delivery address.

Instead, they will prepare your order for pickup at your selected store. You can then come to the store and pick up your groceries.

Do You Tip for Shipt Pickup?

Yes, you should tip for Shipt pick up. Tips with Shipt are not required, but Shipt makes a note to say that they are greatly appreciated. You can leave any tip of your choice, but the recommended amount is 15% – 20%, which is standard in the service industry.

The options range: you can leave a 20% tip the way you would in any other service industry situation.

If you have a small grocery order and don’t want to leave as much because the driver isn’t coming to you, it is recommended that you leave $3-$4 minimum.

If you are unsure about the amount to leave as a tip, check out our other article that speaks to tipping for Shipt shoppers.

Any tip that you leave for Shipt shoppers goes to them in full. You have the option to either leave a tip in cash – which works more seamlessly if you are getting your order delivered – or leaving it on the app.

How to Tip Shipt Pickup

There are two ways to tip on Shipt – either in cash or on the app/website. If you are doing a pickup, your Shipt shopper will prepare your order for you, and you likely will not see them. In this case, it is better to tip through the app or the website.

Tipping your Shipt driver in cash works better if you are getting your order delivered. In that scenario, your Shipt shopper comes directly to you, and you can hand off the cash at that point.

With Shipt, you can only tip after the order is delivered. This differs from many other delivery apps, where you have the option to tip either before or after delivery.

Once the order is delivered, you will receive an email receipt with a link to rate your Shipt shopper and tip online.

If you click on that link, it will open up to your order on your account, and you can add a tip through there.

If you want to tip through the app, you can simply open the app after the delivery. The app will prompt you to rate your Shipt shopper and tip.

It is important to note that once you set the tip, you cannot modify it. In many delivery apps, you can – Shipt you cannot.

Does Shipt Charge More for Groceries?

Yes, Shipt’s grocery costs are higher than in-store prices. This happens because the Shipt grocery costs take into account the picking, packing, and processing of your groceries. On average, you as the consumer will end up spending about $5 more than you would if you were in-store paying for a $35 order.

The prices are not a stark contrast from each other, but they are slightly higher. Shipt gives the example of a loaf of Wonder Bread costing $2.29 in-store.

To get it delivered through Shipt to your door, it costs $2.59. The difference is not huge, but it is present. For select retailers, a small service fee gets added at checkout.

Which Stores Use Shipt?

Shipt has partnerships with stores such as Meijer, H-E-B, Target, Costco, CVS, Petco, and GNC. However, available stores in your location will change depending on where you are located.  

To find out what stores use Shipt, you can go to their website and either type in your zip code for search based on your state and city.

Shipt has partnerships with many stores, but what is available depends on where you are.

For example, while they have a partnership with CVS and CVS is a pharmacy with multiple locations in most cities, it might not be available in yours even if you have one nearby.

Be sure to check their website to view your options.

Shipt Membership

If you want to become a Shipt member, you have two options – an annual membership or a Shipt Pass. Shipt members get free delivery for orders over $35.

The annual Shipt membership is called the yearly Shipt Everyday membership. It costs $99 a year and is renewed annually.

If you choose to get a Shipt Pass, that is a one-time fee. The fee covers delivery from any retailer available on the Shipt app or Shipt.com.

The price of the Shipt Pass depends on your location and what is available. To see what your pricing would be, you need to sign up and log in to check.

If you decide to purchase Shipt Passes in bulk, you can receive a discount when it happens in packs of 3 or 5.

There is no delivery minimum with Shipt Passes, and they never expire. They can be purchased at checkout or any other time.

To purchase, simply go to the Profile section of your account and choose the number you want. Then, select your payment method and confirm the transaction.

Shipt passes are billed separately from any shopping orders you may have placed.

Conclusion

Shipt is a great grocery delivery option that gives you delivery from grocery stores, pharmacies, and pet stores. It has fewer store options than Instacart, but depending on where you live, it could be useful for you in saving time from going into the store.

Pickup options are also available if you don’t want to do any shopping but still want to take a ride or walk out of the house. Having it included in membership makes it a seamless process between pickup and delivery, depending on your mood.

If you’re interested in finding out more about grocery delivery services, check out the related articles below.

Related Articles:

Shipt vs. Instacart: Which Is Better? (Cost and Service Comparison)

What Grocery Stores Have Curbside Pickup? (And How It Works)

Meijer Pickup: How to Order Groceries and Pick Up at the Store

Does Uber Eats Deliver Groceries? (Yes, Here’s Where)

Can You Use Instacart to Deliver to Someone Else? (Yes, Here’s How)

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