Meijer surpassed 500,000 deliveries from its store-to-door service and is on-pace to see more than a million by year-end

Meijer surpassed 500,000 deliveries from its store-to-door service and is on-pace to see more than a million by year-end

 

Retailer’s store-to-door success includes 1 million eggs, 1.5 million pounds of bananas, and availability to more than 10 million households across the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is proving just how popular store-to-door convenience for grocery delivery has become in the Midwest. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer recently surpassed 500,000 deliveries, and is on-pace to see more than a million deliveries made from its stores by year-end.

Since launching in Detroit last September, Meijer has expanded the personalized service to more than 200 stores in just 148 days. The store-to-door service is now available to more than 10 million households in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky where Shipt shoppers hand-pick items from local Meijer stores offering home delivery. So far, more than 85,000 cases of water, 1 million eggs and 1.5 million pounds of bananas have been brought right to your door.

“As e-commerce continues to change the way people shop, we are proud to bring home delivery to the Midwest and innovate the way people shop our stores,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “Our goal was to quickly bring a high level of convenience to as many customers as possible, so surpassing a half million deliveries is a great start as we continue enhancing this personalized customer-first experience.”

Keyes said that one reason why the service has been so popular is the retailer’s ability to combine a seamless digital shopping solution with the best of what its brick and mortar retail model stores offer. Meijer supercenters across six states average more than 192,000 square-feet, featuring everything from fresh produce and grocery to general merchandise that includes daily essential items like light bulbs, diapers, school supplies, as well as bulk items, like bags of rock salt and pet foods, normally found at specialty stores.

Because most Meijer stores are open 24-hours-a-day, customers can choose delivery times most convenient for them, which allows those with third shift jobs or challenging lifestyles the flexibility to shop and receive orders very early in the morning or late at night.

Meijer has also provided home delivery service members the ability to earn mPerks Rewards that can be redeemed in store, as well as offering sales on hundreds of items each week found through the Shipt app.

“Having the unrivaled selection of fresh produce, grocery and general merchandise available under one roof, not to mention the ability to earn rewards for your orders, has proven to be a differentiator for Meijer customers,” said Bill Smith, Founder and CEO for Shipt, which fulfills the deliveries for Meijer customers.

Meijer customers can sign up for the service for $99 per year. Unlimited deliveries are free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35.

A half million deliveries and 1.5 million pounds of bananas later, Meijer’s combination of the traditional brick-and-mortar accessibility with a personalized digital shopping solution continues to attract everyone, including millennials, parents and those who may have difficulty shopping.

“Thirty minutes in a grocery store for me is like running a marathon for three or four hours,” said Idelma Urolia, who suffered a stroke in 2014 and signed up for Meijer home delivery as soon as it was offered in Detroit. “To have a service that is going to do all the manual labor of driving to Meijer, pick up my groceries, deliver right to my door, and even help put them away is more than life-changing, it’s a life-saver.”

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:

Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 30 million households in 71 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has corporate offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Contact:

Joe Hirschmugl
616-791-3943
Joseph.Hirschmugl@meijer.com

Source: Meijer

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Meijer expands store-to-door service to Chicagoland suburbs and Rockford

Meijer expands store-to-door service to Chicagoland suburbs and Rockford

 

Availability to 2.5 million households begins July 13; more than 250,000 orders delivered this year demonstrates retailer’s role in transforming grocery shopping in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer and official home delivery partner Shipt announced today (July 6, 2017) they will offer their increasingly popular 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, combining personalized shopping with fresh grocery and a wide selection of daily essentials available 24 hours a day.

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 to your door when it is convenient for you – as soon as one hour after the order is 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.

“Our goal is to provide store-to-door convenience to as many of our customers as possible,” said Art Sebastian, Vice President of Digital Shopping for 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. 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 in Aurora, Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Bloomingdale, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Flossmoor, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Joliet, Mokena, Orland Park, Oswego, Rolling Meadows, Round Lake Beach, St. Charles, Wheaton, and Tinley Park, as well as Michigan City, Merrillville, Highland and Portage, Indiana.

“People in the Midwest love to shop Meijer because of their vast selection and high-quality products,” said Shipt CEO and Founder Bill Smith. “With this latest expansion of our partnership into Chicago and Rockford, more than 2.5 million households will have the ability to shop tens of thousands of fresh grocery and household items without having to travel to the store.”

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. To sign up for Shipt and learn more about the service and availability, visit Shipt.com/Meijer. Chicago and Rockford customers can sign up for Shipt now so they’ll be ready to order items for home delivery the moment the service becomes available.

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. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.” Shipt plans to hire 10,000 people across the six-state expansion with Meijer this year. Shipt displays a commitment to each of the communities it serves and plans to identify opportunities to help eliminate hunger and food insecurity in these communities.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:

Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 25 million households in 50 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Contact:

Joe Hirschmugl
616-791-3943
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com

Source: Meijer

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Meijer expands home delivery throughout Ohio with Shipt

Meijer expands home delivery throughout Ohio with Shipt

 

Groceries and Goods Delivered to Your Doorstep in an Hour – Day or Night, New partnership from Meijer and Shipt transforms grocery shopping in the Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today (April 12, 2017) it will expand home delivery throughout Ohio with Shipt, the fastest growing online grocery marketplace. The service launches in Cincinnati and Dayton on April 27; Columbus on May 4; and Toledo later this summer. To celebrate the launch of Meijer home delivery in Ohio, Shipt is offering $25 off the first order to annual members who sign up prior to launch.

Using the Shipt app or website, members will be 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, health and beauty products can all be delivered to your door when it is convenient for you – as soon as one hour after the order is placed, or up to 24 hours in advance. Because most Meijer stores are open 24 hours, Shipt deliveries from those stores will be available around the clock, seven days a week, with the exception of certain holidays.

“Providing people with the option to shop online for thousands of grocery products and have them delivered to their door when it’s most convenient for them is another Meijer innovation that helps our customers save time,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “The personalized service that Shipt offers, coupled with the quality and value our customers love about Meijer, creates a new type of shopping experience in Ohio.”

Meijer piloted the program in Detroit, then expanded the service to Grand Rapids, and will launch in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne this week. Since the launch in southeast Michigan last fall, the program has made nearly 90,000 deliveries in Michigan. Meijer plans to make home delivery available to as many customers as possible across its six-state footprint which includes Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

“Meijer is a mainstay in Midwest retail and our growing partnership speaks to their commitment to continuously find new and innovative ways to delight their customers,” said Shipt founder and CEO Bill Smith. “With these new expansions, Shipt will now be able to offer the convenience of home delivery from Meijer stores to over 20 million households, creating a simpler, more enjoyable grocery shopping experience across the Midwest.”

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to grow their network of Shoppers, who are responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.” Shipt plans to hire 10,000 people across the six-state expansion with Meijer. The company plans to hire approximately 1,000 shoppers in Ohio. Shipt displays a commitment to each of the communities it serves and plans to identify opportunities to help eliminate hunger and food insecurity in these communities.

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. To sign up for Shipt and learn more about the service and availability, visit Shipt.com/Meijer. Ohio customers can sign up for Shipt now so they’ll be ready to order items for home delivery the moment the service becomes available.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:

Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 20 million households in 38 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Contact:
Joe Hirschmugl
616-791-3943
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com

Source: Meijer

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Meijer expands its relationship with Shipt to bring home delivery service across its six-state footprint

Meijer expands its relationship with Shipt to bring home delivery service across its six-state footprint

Meijer signs deal with Shipt to expand home delivery; Customers to get groceries and essentials from local Meijer delivered in as little as one hour

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today it is bringing home delivery across its six-state footprint, starting with Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, and will quickly follow with other major markets in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Shipt because together we can offer customers across the Midwest a whole new level of convenience, product variety, and service not available before,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “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.”

Beginning on March 29, Meijer customers in Grand Rapids with a Shipt membership will have the ability to shop 55,000 items across our stores using the Shipt smartphone app (iOS, android) or place orders directly through shipt.com. Customers can schedule their orders to be delivered in as little as one hour, seven days a week. Meijer and Shipt will also launch the service in Fort Wayne and the Indianapolis area in April. Other major markets in the Midwest will be announced in the coming months.

“The way our customers shop continues to evolve,” said Meijer Chairman Hank Meijer. “We believe the high-touch service that Shipt offers, coupled with what our customers love about shopping at Meijer, creates a new type of shopping experience.”

Bill Smith, Founder & CEO of Shipt, said the expansion of service at Meijer stores will also help create an estimated 10,000 jobs in six states in 2017. Shipt will build networks of hundreds of personal shoppers and identify opportunities to support community organizations in each Meijer market offering the service. “We are excited to partner with a leader in the retail industry who continues to put the customer first,” Smith said.

The retailer’s decision to expand the availability of digital home delivery comes after its highly successful launch of the service in the Detroit area last fall, which prompted Meijer to roll out the service to other markets. Shipt members in the Detroit area placed more than 65,000 orders since September 2016.

The Shipt delivery service is membership-based, with either annual or monthly options. For $99 a year, Shipt members receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35.

After signing up for Shipt, members can digitally shop a large selection of Meijer groceries, fresh produce, and everyday essentials including baby, health and beauty products. They can also note any preferences, choose a preferred delivery window and pay for their order. A Shipt shopper will hand pick their items and deliver them in as little as one hour after the order is placed.

Because most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, Shipt deliveries will be available at most Meijer locations around the clock, seven days a week, with the exception of certain holidays.

For more information on how to become a Shipt member and to see the full coverage areas, please go to www.shipt.com/Meijer. For more information on how to become a Shipt shopper in Grand Rapids, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, please go to https://www.shipt.com/beashopper.

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and  electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:
Shipt delivers fresh groceries from local grocery stores through a user-friendly app and dedicated community of shoppers. Shipt is simplifying the grocery shopping experience by empowering members to conveniently grocery shop anywhere. Shipt actively delivers in 35 cities across the country. The company has offices in Birmingham, Ala., and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com, 616-791-3943

Meijer announces one hour home delivery service for greater Detroit area shoppers

Meijer announces one hour home delivery service for greater Detroit area shoppers
Meijer announces one hour home delivery service for greater Detroit area shoppers

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting today (September 15, 2016), Meijer shoppers in the greater Detroit area can now have their groceries delivered to their doorstep within one hour.

Not only does the partnership between the Midwest retailer and Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service, provide southeastern Michigan customers yet another convenient way to shop its stores, it will also employ more than 300 people to shop for Shipt at Meijer stores.

“We strive to provide our customers the best one-stop shopping experience they can find, so we believe this service adds a new convenience when shopping at Meijer.” said Michael Ross, vice president of Digital Shopping and Customer Marketing. “We’re excited to offer our customers another convenient way to shop our stores.”

“Through our relationship with Meijer, we are look forward to making life easier for busy individuals and families, while also creating hundreds of jobs throughout the Detroit area,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Shipt’s shopper community is comprised of reliable, hardworking people who are committed to serving our members. We are excited to expand that community in Detroit and continue doing what we do best – simplifying lives.”

Once customers sign up for the membership-based app, they can shop 55,000 groceries and everyday essentials and perishables – including fresh produce, refrigerated and frozen items – from one of 25 Detroit-area Meijer stores offering Shipt’s home-delivery service. Shipt shoppers will hand-pick the items and deliver orders within a preferred one-hour time window.

Meijer customers can sign up for annual or monthly Shipt memberships. Annual memberships are $99 per year and monthly memberships are $14 per month. For a limited time, new members will also receive $25 off their first order. Delivery is free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35. Since most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, Shipt deliveries will be available at some Meijer locations 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of certain holidays.

Shipt will honor most in-store sales, including buy one, get one free offers, but some of the sale items in the app may differ. While mPerks is currently unavailable through the app, Meijer and Shipt hope to offer mPerks to Shipt members in the future.

While the home delivery service offered by Shipt is currently available at 25 stores in southeastern Michigan, Meijer will continue to evaluate possibilities for expanding to additional stores in the future.

For more information on how to become a Shipt member and be able to order groceries from Meijer, plus find a detailed coverage area map, please go to www.shipt.com/Detroit.

For more information on job opportunities and how to become a Shipt shopper in southeastern Michigan, go to https://www.shipt.com/be-a-shopper.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:

Shipt delivers fresh groceries from local grocery stores through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Actively delivering to 29 cities across the country, Shipt is the nation’s fastest-growing online grocery marketplace. Shipt partners with leading grocery retailers to provide members with unparalleled convenience and exceptional service that simplifies the grocery shopping experience. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries for $99 per year. The company has offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com

Contact:
Joe Hirschmugl
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com
616-791-3943

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Meijer teams up with Shipt to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan

Meijer teams up with Shipt to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan
Meijer teams up with Shipt to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Sep-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is working with Shipt, an app-based company, to launch home grocery delivery service in Detroit and southeastern Michigan, providing customers yet another convenient way to shop its stores.

Beginning Sept. 15, shoppers will be able to use the Shipt smartphone app to shop 55,000 items from one of 25 Detroit-area Meijer stores offering the service and choose a one-hour delivery window that is most convenient for them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new service is part of an agreement between the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer and Shipt.

“This is yet one more option to make shopping at Meijer easier for our customers,” said Michael Ross, vice president of Digital Shopping and Customer Marketing. “We believe our relationship with Shipt will provide many of our customers an all-encompassing service that will save them time and add a new convenience when shopping at Meijer.”

Shipt’s grocery delivery service is membership-based, with either annual or monthly options. For $99 a year, Shipt members receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35. Customers who subscribe to Shipt prior to launch date will also receive $25 off their first delivery.

After signing up for Shipt, members can shop a large selection of Meijer groceries and everyday essentials, including baby, health and beauty products. They can also note any preferences, choose a preferred delivery window and pay for their order. A Shipt shopper will hand pick their items and deliver them in as little as one hour after the order is placed.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt will build a network of hundreds of shoppers and identify opportunities to support community organizations throughout the Detroit area.

“The Meijer commitment to quality food, excellent customer service, and dedication to the communities they serve is what makes them an ideal partner,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Through our relationship with Meijer, we will make life easier for busy individuals and families, and also create jobs in the Detroit area.”

Because most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, Shipt deliveries will be available at some Meijer locations 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of certain holidays once the service launches in the Detroit area.

For more information on how to become a Shipt member and to see the full coverage areas, please go to www.shipt.com/Detroit. For more information on how to become a Shipt shopper in southeastern Michigan, go to https://www.shipt.com/be-a-shopper.

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Shipt:
Shipt delivers fresh groceries from local grocery stores through a user-friendly app and dedicated community of shoppers. Shipt is simplifying the grocery shopping experience by empowering members to conveniently grocery shop anywhere. Shipt actively delivers in 26 cities across the country. The company has offices in Birmingham, Ala., and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Contact:
Joe Hirschmugl
joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com
616-791-3943

Source: Meijer

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