Grand Rapids-based Meijer, today announced an expansion of its home delivery service across Michigan and five other states, vowing to transport groceries and home essentials from store-to-door in as little as one hour. The program began in metro Detroit last fall.
The program, in agreement with Shipt, will begin with the Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis locations, with plans to quickly expand to other major markets throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
“Now customers can shop a complete grocery list online, having access to our world class assortment of fresh produce, meat, dairy and a number of other essentials that Shipt will hand select from a local Meijer store and deliver to a customer’s doorstep,” says Rick Keyes, Meijer President and CEO.
Beginning on March 29, Meijer customers with a Shipt membership will have the ability to order from 55,000 items at Meijer stores using a smartphone application, or by placing orders directly through Shipt.com. Customers can schedule their orders for delivery with an hour minimum, seven days a week.
Meijer’s decision to expand the availability of digital home delivery after its launch of the service in metro Detroit in last fall, where Shipt members placed more than 65,000 orders since September.
Shipt delivery service is membership-based and costs $99 per year, giving members unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35. Because most Meijer stores are open 24-hours, Shipt deliveries will be available at most locations around the clock, with the exception of some holidays.