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Old 02-23-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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In the beach rental areas it would be a very good buisness for Saturday or Sunday delivery since those are the two days the Grocery Stores are packed and I would charge by percentage like 12% with a minimum of 50 or 75 order. When a family rents a home for a week or two weeks they have way to many people to attend to to spend hours at a grocery store .

Marketing that is tricky a rental agency would be great but also they might want a part of your profit

Good luck
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Sarah,
I think the $12 per delivery would be reasonable for the eastern NC region, but you'll have to get local feedback. I also like the idea of you charging per delivery. Up in these mountains, I'd pay $20 per delivery, but our cost of living is much higher. So, that price you mentioned seems okay to me. I think you've got something good on this grocery delivery thing. Have fun and best of luck to you!
GG
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Boy, I'd love such a service! If it wasn't too unreasonable for the delivery charges, and you could specify exactly what brands/sizes and the like you wanted or needed.

Years ago, the small drugstore need our neighborhood would deliver prescriptions and items they carried -- at no fee -- which no one could afford to do today, but it was great. If I were home sick, and had no one to pick something up for me, it was a blessing. The drugstore only made 2-3 runs per day, however, so you either had to plan on that, or hope your call was getting in to the store in time for one of the deliveries for the day.

My daughter, living in the downtown area, with no grocery stores, would probably enjoy having such a service and would use it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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If you employ college ladies with appropriate summer attire I would use the service.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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At one time there was a great little delivery service that used to bring provisions to folks who pulled into the marinas at Wrightsville Beach. I think it was literally called something like Provisions Company.

Wonder if you could work with realtors at Wrightsville, or on Bald Head Island or Figure Eight, and offer a service to stock the beach houses when folks will be checking-in on Saturdays? You could stock the pantry for them for a fee.

If you can earn a living doing it, I think it's a great idea.
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I looked it up in my area and its available but you not only pay a delivery fee for the food but the sites I found also had their own prices that were significantly higher then what they are at the stores.

The difference in prices was so high, I could probably pay someone to go and get my groceries for me and end up cheaper.

I am thinking a good way would be for a grocery store to offer that service themselves. From what I could see, Safeway has that service but we don't have those here in Florida that I know of.

They did used to have a delivery service when I lived in Arlington where they would bring you food from any restaurant in the area, they had a list of places they used. You pay a delivery fee to them.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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Default Coastal NC Grocery Delivery

I would love for a delivery service from a big market! Call ahead and have your place stocked within minutes. We have it with Stop and Shop in the Northeast but I haven't found one there.
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