Having trouble with grocery delivery? Here are some tips

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If you want your groceries delivered, there are a few options. Keep in mind, delivery may require a dollar amount minimum.

Stores like Walmart and Target offer both delivery and free pick-up options, with delivery costing around $10.

Right now, Walmart delivery is experiencing delays up to a few days depending on where you live. The website suggests checking in during the morning.

Target tells us that many of their stores offer the “Drive Up” pick-up option through the Target app. With Drive Up, purchases are brought out to guests’ cars by team members in designated parking spaces. But when it comes to food, only shelf-stable grocery items are available for Order Pickup and Drive Up.

Target guests can do same-day grocery delivery through the delivery service, Shipt. In that case, you complete the purchase on Target.com or through the Shipt app and the groceries are delivered to your home.

But if Target customers don’t want to sign up for Shipt, they can select a one-time $9.99 charge for same-day delivery orders of groceries placed through the app or Target.com.

While Amazon Fresh is an option for Prime users, it said ‘not available’ in South Fort Myers.

There’s also Instacart, which works like Shipt, where people shop at a variety of stores like Costco, Aldi and Publix for you.

Each store had a different wait time today. Both Costco and Aldi had same-day delivery, while Publix orders couldn’t be delivered until Tuesday.

Delivery charges vary as well. At Costco, it was $8.99. At Publix and Aldi, it was $3.99. Service fees are between $2 and $4, plus there’s an option to tip your shopper.

Because of high demand, Instacart is offering suggestions on how to optimize their service during this time.

And groceries can be sent wherever. So grandparents across town or across the country can be sent items from your account.

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