Grocery delivery sure can take the headache out of filling your fridge, but what you might not know is those deliveries can actually help you eat healthier, save time and be a more budget-savvy shopper. Here are a few noteworthy benefits of grocery delivery to consider the next time you finish making your next shopping list, plus some tips to get started using Foodsmart.
Healthier food at home. One recent study showed grocery delivery reduced the overall number of food items in the home, as well as access to high-fat food options. Without having to pass by aisles of tempting foods, participants also reported the delivery service led them to make healthier choices.
Fewer impulse purchases. Participants in the same study reported that home grocery delivery service was easy to use and that it helped decrease impulse purchases. Good news if you tend to leave the store with way more than you budgeted for!
Fresh food, fast. Empty fridge? Thanks to grocery delivery services, you can fill your fridge with fresh, healthy food in as little as one hour. Coming home to a delivery of fresh fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses and your usual pantry staples gives you far fewer excuses to turn to fast food after a fun-filled vacation or a crazy day at work.
Curious about how it works? For those of you in an Instacart delivery area, here’s a quick overview of what you can expect when you order through Instacart or Walmart using the Foodsmart app.
To get started all you have to do is add items to your Foodsmart grocery list and click “Order Items” and choose either Instacart or Walmart to shop and deliver your items.
Next, your very own personal shopper goes to that store, buys the items off your list, waits in line, and does all the hard work for you. Meanwhile you can relax, get live updates on your order, approve or disapprove any necessary substitutions — and even track the shopper on GPS!
Depending on the delivery window you selected, your grocery delivery can be on your doorstep in a little over an hour.
Want to give it a try? Head on over to your Foodsmart grocery list to get started!