I may fall in love with this…I hate shopping, you guys all know that.
My favorite thing is mail order. I get some grief about that, but hey! I’ve tried shopping locally, but usually after the 2nd or 3rd stop trying to find something I just go home and order it online.
I get grief about using Self-Check out too. But I like using my own bags, I like my bread and bananas on top, and cans and boxes on the bottom. I just like to bag my own stuff.
I like the way Aldi does it, they check your stuff from your cart to another cart, then you take the cart to a counter and bag your own stuff. I also like the way Aldi does the cart issue; put a quarter in to release the cart, get the quarter back when your return the cart to the cart station. Carts always available right where you need them.
So on to the Pick Up Groceries. Since I have been having so much trouble with my back I am finding it harder and harder to get through the grocery store. Today I decided to give the Pick Up Groceries idea a go.
I’ve spoken with a few people about the whole Pick Up deal and they have been pleased, they get good produce, and really that’s the fear area, I mean a box of crackers is a box of crackers, but an apple, well that is something different entirely.
Ordering online was fairly easy once you accustom yourself to the interface.
They gave me a variety of options for pickup, anywhere from the next few hours to the next few days.
I received an email letting me know my order was ready, so off I went. It wanted me to check in once on my way but that would have required downloading the app, I opted not to do that.
Pretty easy to spot the PickUp Area
I’m not the only one utilizing the Online Ordering!
So pull in to a spot and give them a call.
then BAMM, out comes your stuff
Yep, it’s mine!
Then just get it home and check it out!
Disadvantages, yes there are a few.
#1 Plastic Bags. The delivery guy was great and helped consolidate to fewer bags. We always need a few for picking up after the dogs.
#2 And if you are like me, you don’t accurately read the description and get things pretty close to what you were after but not exactly – low sodium Club Soda? yep, that was user error, but who knows it may be good!
and I got spinach and ricotta ravioli rather than tortellini, ah well, I can make do with that. I wanted the tortellini for a party snack!
#3 Items that are unavailable
overall a positive experience, and out come. No impulse buying, but also no markdown deals.
I just may need to download that app!