Forget about pushing that pesky cart around the aisle. Local grocery stores are getting into the home delivery game by offering quick options so all you have to do is click, pay and eat. Here’s how three local chains stack up.
Costs: $10 to $15 depending on location, plus a $4.95 shopping fee. There’s an additional $5 fee for orders under $50. Area: The Akron-based chain offers delivery from its Akron, Hudson, Norton, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Canton, Stow and North Canton stores. perks Unlike grocers who outsource delivery to a third-party, Acme uses its own drivers to make deliveries. Downside: Its Parma location is the only store without delivery. orderacme.com
Costs: $12.95 per order, with no minimum purchase. The first delivery fee is waived. Area: Eight Northeast Ohio stores covering nearly 40 zip codes. perks Customers can leave notes in their order for store shoppers, such as asking for bananas that are more green. Downside: There isn’t a subscription model, so repeat customers will have to pay that hefty delivery fee. contentdelivery.gianteagle.com
Costs: $5.99 for orders more than $35 and $9.99 for order under $35. For $14.99 a month or an annual membership for $149, customers can get unlimited deliveries. Area: Most of Cuyahoga County, some of Lake, Geauga and Lorain counties. perks Almost everything in store is available for delivery — even hot, prepared food. Downside: Specialty items such as personalized cakes and age-restricted items such as alcohol are not available. heinensdelivers.com