Online grocery delivery comes to St. Louis -

Online grocery delivery comes to St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS ( - Most people don’t look forward to going to the grocery store and starting February 16 you won’t have to any more.

Schnucks Delivers is launching in the St. Louis area. It’s a partnership with Instacart to bring groceries to your door. You can visit their website, order online and pick a time and place to have them sent.

Many shoppers at the Hampton Village Plaza store are excited to try the option.

“I heard it’s good that people are using it a lot because it cuts down on impulse buying and keeps them in their budget. So I think it’s pretty that’s a pretty good deal,” said shopper Jean Meirink.

The new Schnucks service is not the only delivery business in town.

Ashlie Voerg started Gateway Delivered Goods about 1.5 years ago.

She said she saw a need and launched the business which has now grown to four drivers.

With her service, you choose the store and they take emails, calls and texts of your shopping list and bring it to you.

“I don’t think it’s a laziness thing I think it’s just a time consuming thing. People have better things to do than grocery shop and that’s why they hire us,” said Voerg.

Voerg said her customers range from busy mom and dads, the elderly and the disabled community.

She feels like it’s a way to help people.

With a new competitor in town Voerg said at first she was nervous, but now believes it’s a good thing.

She’s hopeful it will bring more attention to the grocery delivery option.

Gateway Delivered Goods charges a flat fee of $15 and 10 percent of your grocery costs.

Schnucks delivery will cost you $149 per year or $14.99 per month for unlimited deliveries plus the cost of groceries. For a one time order of $35 or higher, you can get it delivered in two hours for $5.99 or in one hour for $9.99.

To get your shopping list delivered that costs $10 to $34.99 in two hours, it will cost you $7.99.

The Schnucks service will begin operating and making deliveries on Thursday, February 16.

Instacart is based in San Francisco and partners with grocery stores across the country. Spokeswoman Andrea Toch said their shoppers and drivers are contractors. She said they have hired more than 50 people so far in the St. Louis area and are still hiring.

Toch said this is the first St. Louis location and the closest other markets are Chicago and Indianapolis.

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