LOS ANGELES, CA (FOX 11) - You might recognize Jesse Draper from her days on Nickelodeon, and now she's a tech expert known as the Valley Girl. She was on Good Day LA to talk about the best and worst on-demand grocery apps to help make your life easier.
We tested out 3 services and ordered the same 5 grocery items from each:
-Only in LA.
-No app, order online but still comes within 30 minutes if you want or you can schedule.
-$5.99 delivery fee (plus small amount for travel) - if order is over $100 its free delivery
-Overall delivery service (restaurants, you name it)
-They go to the place you decide on
-You can communicate with them if you need them to pick up something else
-The app is super easy but there is sometimes a wait time to get hooked up with a Postmate if its a busy time of day
-9% service fee is applied
-Schedule or on demand
-Delivery fee depends on size of order and delivery time of day. For Instacart Express members, deliveries of $35 or more are free when 2 hour or scheduled delivery is chosen. Regular pricing applies for one hour deliveries. Orders must be $10 or more
-App is great and easy
-Primarily targeted at groceries’
-They have a fun promotion right now that you can earn $50 in groceries by sharing with your friends
-You can also pick up in store which is fun if you want to shop online and just swing by the store…saves you money and a little time
-They have coupon shopping in app
-Tells you how much you get off per item
-Free first delivery
We rated these apps based on price, freshness, time it takes to get the items.
THE WINNERS ARE:
For price: YUMMY
For freshness: POSTMATES
For delivery time: YUMMY
Also, Uber Eats recently launched in LA. It's primarily for restaurants with only 100 of them in LA on the the platform. Their average order takes 35 minutes. There is no tipping, just a delivery fee, and those fees range from $8 - $12. If you share your Uber Eats promo code or link via text or email and a friend uses it, you get a discount.
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