Meijer expands store-to-door delivery to 2.5 million Chicagoland shoppers
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer and Shipt announced Thursday they will offer a store-to-door service beginning July 13 to nearly 2.5 million households throughout the Chicagoland suburbs and Rockford. The home delivery service launches as part of an expansion across six states that has so far resulted in more than 250,000 deliveries this year.
"Our goal is to provide store-to-door convenience to as many of our customers as possible," stated Art Sebastian, VP digital shopping Meijer. "We believe that the personalized service that Shipt offers, coupled with the freshness and wide selection our customers love about Meijer, is the perfect meld of online shopping and our brick and mortar locations," he said. "Whether you're too busy or just have difficulty getting around a store, the ability to shop digitally and have it delivered when its most convenient provides a life-changing alternative to the way you've always shopped for our groceries."
Meijer has aggressively rolled out the service since launching in Detroit last September and now offers home delivery throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. The massive greater Chicagoland launch will cover more than 4,500 square miles and include more than 200 zip codes.
Shipt memberships are available for an annual fee of $99 and members have access to free delivery on all orders over $35. For orders under $35, there is a $7 delivery fee.
Using the Shipt smartphone app or placing orders from their computers or tablets, members are able to access more than 55,000 items available at Meijer stores, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order. Fresh produce, meat, dairy, as well as hard-to-carry items like pet food, diapers and cleaning supplies can all be delivered in as litte as one hour after the order has been placed, or up to one day in advance.
To celebrate the launch of Meijer home delivery in Chicago and Rockford, Shipt is offering $25 off the first order to annual members who sign up prior to launch.
Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to grow their network of shoppers, who are responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order, and customizing orders to meet member preferences. Shipt plans to hire 10,000 people across the six-state expansion with Meijer this year.