You all have seen the photos, or experienced this yourself:
I am a person who doesn’t shop in person. I either order from a service like Amazon or Walmart, and I have my groceries delivered to my porch by a delivery service. I use either Shipt (most often) or Instacart.
I order groceries once or twice a week, usually via Shipt, which are obtained from a Meijer store.
This morning I placed an order at about 10:00 am. Normally I can select delivery within 2 hours of the order time. Not today. At first, no option for delivery time was even offered. It took several tries to get a time slot – between 8 and 9 pm tomorrow night!
How things have changed! Only five days ago my grocery order was filled without problem or delay, even including a 12-pack of toilet paper.
Of course, there is no guarantee that the items I ordered will be in stock. That is true even in a normal week, but practically guaranteed this week. I anticipate that I won’t be able to get eggs, and possibly some other items. I don’t need paper products, and I didn’t order milk or bread.
It will be interesting to see what happens.
All my orders from Amazon have been processed smoothly except one, which I placed a week ago, and was cancelled this morning. I ordered isopropyl alcohol from Amazon, and it was delivered today. I even ordered toilet paper, and it was delivered Thursday.
What experiences have you had either with on-line orders or in-person shopping?