By Mike Haaren – Co-Founder – June 29, 2018
Extra-Cash Gigs – Target-Owned Shipt Hiring Grocery Shoppers
Here’s another “get paid to shop for groceries” gig, much like Instacart. Shipt, which is owned by Target, pays people to shop for groceries and deliver them locally in their own car. Set your own schedule.
“Experienced shoppers make an average of $16-$22/hr.,” Shipt says. “With tips you can potentially make more.” Pay is weekly. (If you don’t feel like doing the shopping and just want to deliver food, UberEats is hiring people for local restaurant deliveries. Any car will do.)
But when you’re calculating pay, don’t forget the variables. Tips may vary by where you’re Shipting (Shipt says 70% of customers tip). Weather and traffic can slow you down. Gas and car costs count, too, though you can apparently use your own store gas card — if the store offers them — for customer orders and get reduced gas prices.
What’s the Deal?
Companies like Shipt, Instacart, UberEats, Amazon Flex, Postmates (also hiring non-pro drivers), and others fill a growing demand. More and more people are time-starved — or they can’t get out to shop — and others are simply getting used to ordering things for home delivery. With companies like Shipt, you get paid to buy and drop off the goods. With others there’s no shopping, just delivery, as with Amazon Flex and UberEats.
Shipt is also attractive to many because it offers unlimited deliveries for $99/yr.
In Shipt’s words:
- At least 18 years of age.
- Valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance.
- A reliable vehicle, 1997 or newer.
- Knowledge of produce selection.
- Insulated cooler bags.
- Ability to lift 25 pounds.
- iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android (5.1 or newer) smartphone.
To check if Shipt is in your area, go to shipt.com, scroll down to the bottom of the page to “Ready to become a member?” and enter your zip code in the box. (If your location isn’t included, be sure to check UberEats, Instacart, Amazon Flex and Postmates for more options.)
Some Shipters have done over 20 shops per day, per this Shipt video, which is serious cash – and serious shopping! But you don’t have to shop that often; it’s up to you.
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