CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Several area grocery stores now offer people the chance to have their shopping done by an employee so all they have to do is pick their items up.
Wegmans is expanding its version of this service at all of its Virginia stores.
Shoppers will be able to order their groceries online and pick them up curbside at the store in Charlottesville by the end of March.
“Our customers are busy, so when it comes to grocery shopping, they appreciate a range of options that allows them to get the task done with ease, when and how they want,” said Erica Tickle, Wegman's e-commerce group manager. “Now, it's as simple as placing your order online and picking up curbside at your convenience, all with no additional delivery fee or tipping.”
People interested in using this service can click on the link in the Related Links box or use the Instacart app to place their order and select a pickup time as well as pay.
When their order is ready, customers will get a notification with instructions for pickup.
The grocery chain introduced this service at its Dulles store last year and has since expanded it to stores in Fairfax, Lake Manassas, Alexandria, Chantilly, Potomac, Fredericksburg, Midlothian and Short Pump.
The stores in Charlottesville and Leesburg will have the service by the end of this month.
The story says there is a $10 minimum order for curbside pickup, but one orders are complete, they will be kept in a temperature-controlled area of the store until the customer arrives for pickup.