Do Walmart & Target delivery now? Is it from their local stores?

I know Walmart has something called Walmart+.

Who are the drivers? Are they Walmart employees driving to one's house? Or, do you contract with delivery companies?

Are deliveries just products taken from their local stores? Or, is there an Amazon style of doing it by going from warehouse to post office, etc.?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2020 07:14PM by shoptastic.

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I don’t know about Walmart

Target has same day delivery from shipt (I think that I spelled that correctly.). It’s like instacart, but you pay a monthly fee. I don’t think that that prices are marked up though like they do with instacart. The shipt people are IC’s. Target bought shipt about two years ago. I just do same day drive up. Completely contactless. I’m going there in about an hour actually.

ETA yes the shipt shoppers pick the order from the local store and drive it to you in their personal vehicle.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/2020 11:26PM by SoCalMama.
I think Walmart + may be conceptual only at the moment. Not sure (which is why I'm asking). It will supposedly compete with Amazon.
Hmmm, the TArget curbside looks slightly annoying. sad smiley Lots of items are not "eligible" for it. PAPER TOWELS cannot be picked up curbside!
Both Walmart and Target use Instacart.

Target also uses Shipt.

I deliver for Instacart as an IC. It’s easy, the pay/tips are ok and I overall enjoy it. I don’t like shopping Target or Walmart for Instacart as customers usually order a lot and tip 5% or less.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/26/2020 01:20AM by Capurato.
The Walmarts here charge $9.95 for delivery. It works like their curbside pickup. The employee;s pick your order,then the use uber, or doordash. The pickup person goes to the store curbside pickup and gets and signs for your order, then delivers it to your door.
I have only used the delivery once when I couldn't drive because of surgery.
@shoptastic wrote:

Hmmm, the TArget curbside looks slightly annoying. sad smiley Lots of items are not "eligible" for it. PAPER TOWELS cannot be picked up curbside!
It might be due to the situation in your area. That will eventually change. I can get paper towels for drive-up at my Target tonight, but not Clorox Wipes. I can get hand sanitizer too. Once they have plenty of stock, you can get paper towels for sure.
Ours just started adding fresh food and frozen food. I got that added to my order tonight after work.
Wal-Mart same-day delivery orders are shopped/fulfilled by Walmart associates and then delivered by independent contractors. In some states, Walmart uses Spark, a delivery company they own. In other states, they use DoorDash.

Walmart is testing Instacart in a few markets right now. Independent contractor shoppers go to Wal-Mart to shop and deliver your order. There's no mark-up on prices.

Target offers same-day delivery with Shipt and Instacart. There's no mark-up on prices with Shipt. Instacart marks-up prices for Target.

If you use these same-day delivery services, you should be tipping your shoppers. Shipt/Instacart pay isn't great and shoppers depend on tips. If you don't want to tip or can't afford to tip, use the store pick-up service.
@azncollege wrote:

Wal-Mart same-day delivery orders are shopped/fulfilled by Walmart associates and then delivered by independent contractors. In some states, Walmart uses Spark, a delivery company they own. In other states, they use DoorDash.

Walmart is testing Instacart in a few markets right now. Independent contractor shoppers go to Wal-Mart to shop and deliver your order. There's no mark-up on prices.

Target offers same-day delivery with Shipt and Instacart. There's no mark-up on prices with Shipt. Instacart marks-up prices for Target.

If you use these same-day delivery services, you should be tipping your shoppers. Shipt/Instacart pay isn't great and shoppers depend on tips. If you don't want to tip or can't afford to tip, use the store pick-up service.

I can attest to this. I make most of my money from tips. IC pays a min fee of $7 for a single/double/triple batch (order). They add money for heavy items and mileage.
@azncollege wrote:

Wal-Mart same-day delivery orders are shopped/fulfilled by Walmart associates and then delivered by independent contractors. In some states, Walmart uses Spark, a delivery company they own. In other states, they use DoorDash.

Walmart is testing Instacart in a few markets right now. Independent contractor shoppers go to Wal-Mart to shop and deliver your order. There's no mark-up on prices.

Target offers same-day delivery with Shipt and Instacart. There's no mark-up on prices with Shipt. Instacart marks-up prices for Target.

If you use these same-day delivery services, you should be tipping your shoppers. Shipt/Instacart pay isn't great and shoppers depend on tips. If you don't want to tip or can't afford to tip, use the store pick-up service.

Rich people leave terrible tips if they tip at all. Some of the instacart shoppers have been posting on Nextdoor. Seems that the rich (based on their zip code) like to remove the tip after delivery. No lie. Personally, I use Amazon Prime to deliver my Whole Foods orders. They add $5 for a tip, then additionally, I put cash in an envelope for the delivery person on my porch as well. I'm not driving to Whole Foods for $5 or $15, that's for sure.
@SoCalMama wrote:

@azncollege wrote:

Wal-Mart same-day delivery orders are shopped/fulfilled by Walmart associates and then delivered by independent contractors. In some states, Walmart uses Spark, a delivery company they own. In other states, they use DoorDash.

Walmart is testing Instacart in a few markets right now. Independent contractor shoppers go to Wal-Mart to shop and deliver your order. There's no mark-up on prices.

Target offers same-day delivery with Shipt and Instacart. There's no mark-up on prices with Shipt. Instacart marks-up prices for Target.

If you use these same-day delivery services, you should be tipping your shoppers. Shipt/Instacart pay isn't great and shoppers depend on tips. If you don't want to tip or can't afford to tip, use the store pick-up service.

Rich people leave terrible tips if they tip at all. Some of the instacart shoppers have been posting on Nextdoor. Seems that the rich (based on their zip code) like to remove the tip after delivery. No lie. Personally, I use Amazon Prime to deliver my Whole Foods orders. They add $5 for a tip, then additionally, I put cash in an envelope for the delivery person on my porch as well. I'm not driving to Whole Foods for $5 or $15, that's for sure.

I’ve fortunately never had a tip removed, but have heard of it happening.

In the “rich” neighborhoods I can expect a $2 tip or 5% of the purchase. In “middle class/poor” neighbors I usually get a $5 or 10% tip.

I deliver Costco orders and it’s crazy how customers spend versus the tip. I purchase hundreds of dollars of items and they leave $2.

Oh well, no ones forcing me to take the batch.
@Capurato wrote:


I’ve fortunately never had a tip removed, but have heard of it happening.

In the “rich” neighborhoods I can expect a $2 tip or 5% of the purchase. In “middle class/poor” neighbors I usually get a $5 or 10% tip.

I deliver Costco orders and it’s crazy how customers spend versus the tip. I purchase hundreds of dollars of items and they leave $2.

Oh well, no ones forcing me to take the batch.

Sounds right.
Costco instacart users probably think that the delivery person gets the mark-up money. They mark up insanely high (30% on some items at Costco).

When I used to have Papa John's delivered for shops, I had to ask my neighbor's what they were tipping. Answer = $3. No way. I tipped $5 anyway. I think that the MSC reimbursed $1. I got removed multiple times over the last 15 years because they knew I was the shopper for home delivery. I always rated them perfectly too. So, it was weird. They got to my house in under 20 minutes every time.
When I called Target to ask about curbside, they said they aren't supposed to accept tips and there wasn't a place on their app to leave one.

However, if we insisted on giving someone cash, the employee could technically accept it anyways. Still, I was told it wasn't encouraged.

Weird. I figured tips should ALWAYS be allowed anywhere. If someone gives me great service, I should be able to tip them. ...Does it have to do with tax reasons that tips aren't really allowed at some places. I figure in cases where an employee unofficially takes it, they wouldn't report it anyways.

Although, Target pays decently well anyways. I used to work there in college and we got paid more than other similar style stores.
Instacart is totally separate from Walmart and Target.

Essentially you purchase the items from Instacart who purchases it from the retailer. The items are marked up, however I have found Instacart to be more reliable and faster than the actual retailer.

I generally shop only Costco for Instacart. I can make $60/hr shopping and delivering for them and tips play a big part. Today I filled a 10 item batch for $33. The customer lived 3 miles away and tipped 20%. The Instacart fee was $7 and the rest was the tip. It took me 31 minutes from start to finish.

Crazy.
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