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New smartphone app brings the grocery store to your door

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Shipt partners with Publix to bring you groceries Shipt partners with Publix to bring you groceries
Evelyn Lopez says she uses Shipt because she hates dragging all four kids to the grocery store Evelyn Lopez says she uses Shipt because she hates dragging all four kids to the grocery store

Brewer Owen, Carolina News

Need to make a grocery run but running short on time? There's an app for that. Shipt is a grocery delivery app that allows you to easily get the groceries you need, or you can even make money delivering groceries.

The app has a partnership with Publix for Columbia residents who want to shop online. The customer opens the app, scrolls through all categories of food and selects what they will need. They can even pick a one hour window of when they want your groceries delivered.

If the store is out of an item that you requested, you can decide if you want the buyer to contact you, find a substitute, or use their best judgment.

Evelyn Lopez, a Shipt member, says that she the app can be useful to much more than a busy mom.

"If you have an elderly parent that can't get out to the grocery store, somebody that just had surgery, or working parents that don't have time," she says.

On the other hand, Shipt delivery member, Rebekah Woodford, delivers groceries because she has the time.

"My kids went to college and left me at home basically empty nested and I needed something to do," she says.

Shipt users can expect to spend $5 more on a $35 order than they would if they went to the grocery store themselves. There's also a $7 delivery charge on orders less than $35. Any order over $35 has no delivery charge.

The app is available in 31 cities across the country and is available to use as soon as the app is downloaded. Now all that's left is to get your groceries Shipt.

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