That’s how long it took for me to place my Dillons ClickList online grocery order, pick up the order at the store, and put the groceries away in the kitchen. 30 measly minutes! Online grocery shopping has changed my life for the better and if you haven’t tried it, you should! Here’s why:
By using online grocery shopping, I get back so much time I would have normally spent wandering the aisles for items I never planned to buy. So, the tin of mixed nuts or artisan cheese never makes it into my cart thus saving me money! Dillons ClickList remembers what I typically purchase so it doesn’t parade a bunch of extra items in my face that I would be tempted to buy.
When I pick up my groceries curbside at the store, all I have to do is call a phone number and a courteous employee carts my bagged items to my car. At which time they explain if a substituted item (of a better brand or larger size) was used in my order. After my groceries are loaded in my trunk, I’m on my way! Bonus: Ordering groceries doesn’t rob anyone of jobs at our local store, but actually employs more people in the community.
Did I mention you can pick up your groceries the same day you order them? And you can still use digital or paper coupons? :: mind blown ::
Some people complain that when they order online groceries, they can’t hand select fresh produce or determine which color of an item is best. So far, my personal shopper has done an excellent job of choosing large, ripe produce and even went as far as to choose neutral colors when I requested items like Kleenex added to my order. Besides, you can leave notes in your online order such as “Bananas should be slightly green.” I’ve been super satisfied with their personal shopping decisions!
While the initial three Dillons ClickList grocery orders come without a fee, the fourth or more online order includes an added $5 service fee. Some shoppers may prefer to visit Walmart or Target for the same service without the added fee, but I don’t mind an extra $5 since I would spend that in gas to drive all the way to another market from my home.
If there is one drawback (and it is a slight one) to shopping for groceries online, it’s that I don’t get to use my reusable bags. Each piece of produce is packaged in a bag within a bag, a less environmentally-friendly option to using cloth bags to tote my groceries.
So what do you think? Have I convinced you of the accessibility, convenience, and cost-saving benefits of using online grocery shopping? It may just change your life for the better, too! Let me know what you think of online shopping in the comments below! Share your tips!
*This post is not an advertisement paid by Kroger or another online grocery retailer, but merely my opinion of the aforementioned service.