It’s not cheap, but there are services now for getting home delivery from the grocery stores and restaurants in your area.
- Usually the corporation teams up with an outside company who hires clients and delivery drivers to bring your products to your front porch.
If you pay ahead online, you can do a contact-free delivery. They’re not all equal in quality, but. My first experience with one certain grocery delivery company was mostly uneventful. The driver got all of my items in our order and arrived sooner than what was projected. I gave them a tip and we both went our separate ways. But the 3rd time I used the same service, the driver had to substitute 1 of my items. Of course, this is normal for these services and something you consent to while making an order, but the problem is I never gained the substitute product. Either they never grabbed it from the shelf or it fell out of the bin into the back seat of their car. Whatever the reason was, I was without my package of soft pretzels and I wasn’t happy. I went into the app, made a claim on the missing item and gained a refund. But when you’re paying up to 10% more for each item to offset delivery fees, these sort of mistakes make you less likely to use the service again. I am dealing with a similar situation using the cannabis dispensaries’ cannabis delivery services. Some of these legal marijuana stores are great about notifying you when your driver is expected in the area, but others do not. I don’t want to be told while I’m kneeling in the office at task that our driver is 3 minutes away, when in fact I had stressed an early night delivery because I was at task until 2pm.