Walmart Grocery Delivery
It’s finally here! Walmart grocery delivery in Atlanta, Georgia. I think this is a game changer and here’s why:
- You pay the same price on the Walmart site as you do in the store while Instacart and Shipt markup items 10-20%.
- You pay one delivery fee – $7.95 and there are no other added service fees.
- You are responsible to tip your delivery drivers. (You receive a prompt after delivery if you want to use electronic payment.)
- Walmart’s organic selection is better than you think.
- Walmart doesn’t require you to install a mobile phone app and communicates using web links.
Here’s what: Instacart, nor Shipt, cannot guarantee that the person who received the order might be the same one who showed up at your door so if you think seeing a photograph of a shopper who is supposed to arrive at your house in some number of minutes, you are mistaken. This is an unfortunate side effect of gig economy jobs and happens with Uber and Lyft as well, although probably not as often considering expiring documents like driver’s licenses and insurance coverage have to be provided and updated.
What am I talking about? Well, if you want to make some side money but can’t get approved to shop and deliver groceries because of a few tickets (or any other legal issue), just give your phone to a spouse or other trusted individual and have them sign up. Let me put it this way: I ordered groceries from Instacart, had Candace receive the order and was notified that Candace was on her way with a photograph of her face. The person who showed up was not Candace. Do I complain? Think about that for a moment: this person just delivered groceries to my home. They are so desperate for income that they are either working with Candace, working for Candace, or had Candace use her credentials to initiate a contract with Instacart. And by the way, that is completely against Instacart’s policies.
Back to Walmart: You can get organic vegetables and Walmart even lets you narrow down your choices to organic only. Imagine your grocery list 10-20% savings even with the $7.95 fee!
What about selection, you ask. Many Publix shoppers absolutely love their Greenwise brand products (including me) but those products aren’t cheap. I used to buy Publix Greenwise brand all the time and their Steel Cut Oats are top notch. Walmart carries Bob’s Red Mill products and if you haven’t tried their organic steel cut oats, you should. Pair that with a mini Instant Pot and your breakfasts are easy!
This brings me to avocados. Yes, avocados. I get avocados all the time and I’m particular about them so that I can make them last through the week. I get very firm, firm, medium, ripe – and all must have the stems attached. You should add a note for items you are particular on so that the associate shopper can see it, but I failed to do that. The avocados I received were all extremely ripe so I had to toss two of them. While anyone would like being able to message a shopper in the store that they are particular about avocados you still cannot compete with Walmart’s pricing!
If I get $100.00 USD worth of groceries, and you mark them up an average of 10%, then charge me a service or delivery fee and compare that to Walmart’s pricing with a flat $7.95 fee I think you can easily do the math. Shipt’s markup is almost 20%. Target just can’t compete with the selection of food items. If Target merges with a true grocer, the game changes yet again!
Remember to tip your driver. A good tip amount completely depends on timing and service between 5-15%.