Shopping can be a chore, but with a growing number of delivery apps, it's easier than ever to get what you want without having to swing by the store.
Shipt, the latest on-demand grocery service to hit the scene, will be available in Austin starting July 20. The Alabama-based company is partnering with H-E-B and Central Market so Austinites can skip the store.
You can do everything — shop, pay, even schedule a delivery — through the Shipt mobile app or online platform. Deliveries can be made 24 hours a day and in as little as one hour depending on the order. The only things that can't be delivered are alcohol, cigarettes, hazardous items, and prescriptions.
Rather than paying a fee for each order, Shipt members get free deliveries on orders over $35 for just $99 per year or $14 per month. There are markups on a few H-E-B items (an average of $5 on a $35 order), but those costs can be off-set by exclusive sales. The biggest financial perk? No surge pricing, even during the holidays.
Perhaps the most exciting feature is the massive delivery zone. Shipt's coverage area stretches from Round Rock to Lakeway to parts of Hays County.
Shipt is currently available in almost 30 U.S. cities, including Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
"It has been a busy and exciting summer expanding our partnership with Shipt across our home state of Texas," said Jeff Thomas, senior vice president and general manager of Central Texas Region operations at H-E-B, in a statement. "Our partnership with Shipt has been extremely well-received in both San Antonio and Houston."