More retailers are now offering same-day delivery — here’s a list
Big Lots, Fresh Thyme and many more are striving to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Last Saturday, Big Lots announced that it will start offering same-day delivery from 1,100 stores across the US in 300 markets. It’s partnering with a logistics partner called PICKUP to roll this out over the next month. The home goods store has seen record growth in its e-commerce business so far in 2020, with a 70% increase in website traffic and a conversion rate three times higher than last year, according to an announcement.
This move by Big Lots reflects a trend in the e-commerce space, with retailers working to offer customers contactless and quarantine-friendly delivery options due to COVID-19. A report from Technavo predicts a 20.39% growth in the same-day delivery market for 2020, with an incremental growth of $9.73 billion.
Some retailers are opting to partner with a third-party delivery service like Instacart to offer same-day delivery. For example, Fresh Thyme grocery stores announced a partnership with Shipt in early July, offering same-day delivery to over 10 million households in 30 metro areas across the US.
The catch with same-day delivery is that it’s usually only available in select markets and for specific products from each retailer. You’ll want to confirm whether or not a retailer offers same-day delivery to your ZIP code before filling up your cart.
Here’s where you can get same-day delivery
These companies offer same-day delivery to select markets in the US:
|Amazon||$12.99 per order with a Prime membership||Learn more|
|Best Buy||From $5.99||Learn more|
|Big Lots||TBA||TBA||Learn more|
|The Container Store||From $20 for 3-hour delivery||Learn more|
|CVS||Free for prescriptions through August 2020||Learn more|
|FTD||From $5||Learn more|
|Kohl’s||From $9.95||Learn more|
|Macy’s||$10 for orders that qualify for free standard shipping||Learn more|
|Office Depot and OfficeMax||$15||Learn more|
|Sam’s Club||From $8.99 on orders of $35 or more||Learn more|
|Target||From $9.99||Learn more|
|Walmart||From $7.95 — though it can vary by location||Learn more|
|Whole Foods||Free for Prime members||Learn more|
If the retailer you want to order from doesn’t offer same-day delivery, check to see whether curbside or in-store pickup is available. Many retailers are offering this free of charge during the pandemic.
Same-day delivery from third-party services
Apps like Instacart and FreshDirect will do your grocery shopping for you at hundreds of local grocery stores nationwide. If you need to order household goods — from keyboards, computers and TVs to batteries or fluffy slippers — check out Postmates or Shipt.