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 customers can now earn mPerks Rewards for store-to-door orders

Meijer customers can now earn mPerks Rewards for store-to-door orders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer and official home delivery partner Shipt are bringing customers more value when ordering groceries through their popular store-to-door service. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is now offering home delivery members who sign up for mPerks the ability to earn rewards for their orders.

Beginning today, Meijer customers who have an mPerks account can link to their Shipt home delivery account and begin earning toward rewards on qualifying purchases. The rewards can be earned and used on items across the entire store. Once earned, customers can redeem during in-store visits at any Meijer location in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

“As popular as our home delivery service is, we know that customers still visit the store and are always looking for new opportunities to save,” said Art Sebastian, Vice President of Digital Shopping for Meijer. “By adding the ability to earn Rewards through home delivery purchases, now customers can earn rewards for all their family’s shopping trips to Meijer—whether they make those shopping trips themselves or make them using Shipt. We look forward to finding new ways to enhance convenience for our home delivery customers.”

The offer to earn rewards as part of their online shopping orders is additional to sales on hundreds of items found through the Shipt app to home delivery customers. When Shipt customers link their mPerks accounts and shop with Shipt, they can visit mPerks.com or the Meijer app to see how the rewards add up toward earning more rewards at Meijer.

Since launching in Detroit last year, Meijer has quickly expanded the personalized service throughout six states where Shipt shoppers hand-pick items from local Meijer stores offering home delivery. The Shipt shoppers then deliver orders within a preferred one-hour time window. Customers sign up for the service and shop online for 55,000 groceries and everyday essentials and perishables. The wide selection of items includes fresh produce, grocery, refrigerated and frozen items as well as pet food, back to school items, and health and beauty care products.

Meijer customers can sign up for Shipt memberships for $99 per year for unlimited deliveries on orders over $35. Delivery is free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35.

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 25 million households in 69 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

Meijer store-to-door service now include beer, wine and spirits in Michigan

Meijer store-to-door service now include beer, wine and spirits in Michigan

 

Personalized shopping service now offers Michigan customers beer, wine and spirits as part of store-to-door delivery

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer and official home delivery partner Shipt announced that customers in Michigan can now have beer, wine and spirits delivered from local stores as part of its popular store-to-door service.

Beginning tomorrow, July 11, Shipt members will be able to add items from the retailer’s large assortment of craft beers, wines and spirits as part of more than 55,000 grocery and daily essential items available at local Meijer stores. Meijer launched the membership-based, home delivery service in the Detroit area last year and has continued to expand the service throughout Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and West Lakeshore communities.

“We’ve received an incredible amount of feedback from customers wanting to take advantage of our large selection of craft beers and wine,” said Art Sebastian, Vice President of Digital Shopping for Meijer. “We think this enhances the level of convenience our home delivery customers in Michigan can enjoy and allows them to take more advantage of what our stores have to offer.”

Customers who order groceries as part of the membership-based service are required to provide valid identification to place an order that includes alcohol. Shipt Shoppers must be at least 21 years of age and certified to deliver alcohol. Shoppers must also verify the member receiving the order is 21 or older and has proper identification demonstrating legal drinking age when the order is delivered. Michigan is currently the only state where alcohol is included as part of Meijer’s home delivery service.

Customers can sign up for the membership-based service and can shop online for groceries and everyday essentials and perishables -including fresh produce, frozen items, baby care products and pet food. Personal shoppers hand-pick items from local Meijer stores offering Shipt’s home-delivery service and deliver orders within a preferred one-hour time window.

To sign up for home delivery, 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.

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 51 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 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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