Have you ever gone to the grocery store and come back home only to forget to unload your groceries? Probably not, right? Well the first time I tried online grocery pickup, that is exactly what I did!
My first experience with online grocery shopping was with Walmart's Grocery Pickup service. I couldn’t believe that they loaded everything for me and all I did was sit in my van. It was so easy that by the time I pulled into my garage, I had completely forgotten I had just gone to the grocery store.
Normally, I would arrive back home exhausted and having severe back pain from grocery shopping. I would be dreading having to unload and put away the groceries. So my focus on the way home would be the groceries in my van.
But without the pain and zapped energy, I got out of my van thinking of the next task I needed to do. A few hours later, it hit me that I had groceries in the back of the van. Aagh!
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Which is better, online grocery delivery or grocery pickup?
That is going to depend on your individual needs and the limitations your chronic illness imposes. I have tried both, and I prefer grocery pickup. If you are severely limited in your mobility and energy level, then the obvious choice for you may be online grocery shopping delivery service. But there are a few key differences I have found between grocery pickup and grocery delivery.
Here is What You Need to Know About the Differences Between Grocery Pickup and Grocery Delivery service options:
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Grocery Shopping Pickup Service Pros:
Grocery Shopping Pickup Service Cons:
In my area (Texas), we have several grocery stores that offer grocery shopping pickup services.
- Sam's Club
- Aldi (coming soon)
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Grocery Shopping Deliver Service Pros:
Grocery Shopping Delivery Service Cons:
Nationally, there are several companies that offer grocery delivery services. You might recognize a few of the names . . .
- Amazon Fresh
- Google Express
If you decide to use an online grocery shopping pickup program, here is just a friendly reminder to unload the groceries when you get home--not let them sit for hours in your car and spoil your milk!