Meijer’s new delivery service in southeastern Michigan creates over 300 jobs.
On Thurs., Sept. 15, Meijer launched a new grocery home delivery service in the greater Detroit area. Shoppers in the area can now have their groceries delivered to their doorstep within an hour.
Not only does the partnership between the Midwest retailer and Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service, provide southeastern Michigan customers yet another convenient way to shop its stores, it will also employ more than 300 people to shop for Shipt at Meijer stores.
“We strive to provide our customers the best one-stop shopping experience they can find, so we believe this service adds a new convenience when shopping at Meijer,” said Michael Ross, vice president of Digital Shopping and Customer Marketing. “We’re excited to offer our customers another convenient way to shop our stores.”
“Through our relationship with Meijer, we are looking forward to making life easier for busy individuals and families, while also creating hundreds of jobs throughout the Detroit area,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Shipt’s shopper community is comprised of reliable, hardworking people who are committed to serving our members. We are excited to expand that community in Detroit and continue doing what we do best – simplifying lives.”
Once customers sign up for the membership-based app, they can shop 55,000 groceries and everyday essentials and perishables – including fresh produce, refrigerated and frozen items – from one of 25 Detroit-area Meijer stores offering Shipt’s home-delivery service. Shipt shoppers will hand-pick the items and deliver orders within a preferred one-hour time window.
Meijer customers can sign up for annual or monthly Shipt memberships. Annual memberships are $99 per year and monthly memberships are $14 per month. For a limited time, new members will also receive $25 off their first order. Delivery is free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35. Since 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 with the exception of certain holidays.
Shipt will honor most in-store sales, including buy one, get one free offers, but some of the sale items in the app may differ. While mPerks is currently unavailable through the app, Meijer and Shipt hope to offer mPerks to Shipt members in the future.
While the home delivery service offered by Shipt is currently available at 25 stores in southeastern Michigan, Meijer will continue to evaluate possibilities for expanding to additional stores in the future.