Being already behind the cart doesn’t make me excited about needing to go to town. Don’t get me wrong. We only live eight miles from town, but when all is said and done it will take at least an hour for any trip and it was an hour I didn’t have (since I had already misplaced a few).
But I needed some items from the store to finish the task I was tackling. We had several shelves of leftovers that I had started doling out for freezing before I realized my entrees outnumbered my sides.
I needed some veggies and I needed them fast.
Option #1: Text my husband and ask him to stop what he was doing to bring me what I needed to do what I was doing. Any time I can interrupt my husband at work is a good thing . . . yeah, I didn’t think you would believe that.
Option #2: Try out the delivery option from Publix.
I chose option #2.
I had been watching friends take advantage of these grocery delivery services, but I didn’t think it would work for me. I can’t even get Domino’s to deliver to my house, so why on earth would the grocery store help me out?
I clicked on the delivery option, did my shopping, paid for the groceries, and then waited.
Within a few minutes I got a message that Ashley was doing my shopping for me – all while I sat at my computer working. Wow! Thanks Ashley.
It’s only been a few minutes and the phone buzzed to tell me Publix was on the way (now I’m wishing I had ordered that sub sandwich for lunch).
Thirty minutes after hitting the buy button, I have the groceries unloaded and put away.
This was definitely a win moment for my day and helped me get back some of the lost minutes I didn’t think I could capture.
Using Grocery Delivery
- Keep it simple. Choose the items that are standard. Canned foods, frozen foods, and packaged foods are perfect for delivery because they are all the same.
- Be gracious. You have the option to give a tip, so do. The shopper (and the one delivering) made your day easier. Show your thankfulness.
- Be realistic. A yearly subscription costs $99 (for the Publix site I used). How many times would you need to order before you recouped your cost?
- Think outside the box (aisles). You could order take out from the deli to be delivered instead of the same old fast food for those times when you need an easy fix. Or, let Publix deliver your next party!
I will confess I had my doubts about anyone ever delivering to my house. It was quick and easy, and the lady was a delight.
I have no doubt I will be using this service down the road.
Check to see if the service if available in your area using:
And be sure to let me know what you think or how you use grocery delivery in the comments below.