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Old 01-14-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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Hi,

I have many business ideas in my mind, and not quite sure what to do; but I am very excited about grocery delivery service in the area; I have noticed at my local store, a few of pretty ladies struggeling to do their groceries shopping due to their age and other situations, and I think this type of service will help.

If I can get prospectives, opinions, comments I will consider starting this service

I heard that some of the groceries service in the area are expensive; What is an affordable delivery fee for this type of service? (Atlanta Metro Area)

I'll apprecite your opinions.
Thanks!!
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:47 AM
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I just started using an organic produce delivery service.

Nature's Garden Delivered - Atlanta Organic Produce, Organic Groceries Delivered

We've only had one delivery so far, but we're impressed with the quality. I'm sure it's more expensive than the produce at the grocery store, but we make up the difference, plus a LOT of time by not having to go to the grocery store, and we're FAR LESS likely to eat at restaurants when there's food in the fridge. We can get our meat at a meat market by making a five minute stop on the way home from work, so all in all, we save tons of time and a decent chunk of money.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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I wouldn't personally use one, because I like to pick out my own produce, but it would certainly cut down on impulse buys, so it could be cost effective. I have a friend in NJ who sometimes uses this type of service through the Shop Rite chain. It costs $10.00.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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I lived in downtown Boston and used a service. There were just no convenient grocery stores nearby and my car was parked at a garage a couple blocks away. Here is the website if you want to see what others are doing. I believe that it is owned by an actual grocery store. Good luck!

www.peapod.com
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I would LOVE a grocery delivery service. I was sad when webvan went out of business, because I never got to use it.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:46 AM
JPD
 
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I would LOVE a grocery delivery service. I was sad when webvan went out of business, because I never got to use it.
Yeah, they were a year or two (or more) ahead of their time. I think they'd be enormously successful today.

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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In NY, I used FreshDirect a couple of times. Good but a bit pricey. A couple other ones have gone out of business. I think they all have their own inventory of goods though. Are you talking about actually going out and shopping for folks and then being reimbursed + fee?
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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I haven't checked but I've heard that Publix offers a delivery service (At least the one near midtown on Piedmont) but I don't know for sure.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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"Would you use grocerie delivery service?"

It's already been tried- as others stated- Webvan.
If it was really wanted or used- they'd probably still be in business. The biggest reservation I heard and Mattie stated- "I like to pick out my own produce".
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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In NY, I used FreshDirect a couple of times. Good but a bit pricey. A couple other ones have gone out of business. I think they all have their own inventory of goods though. Are you talking about actually going out and shopping for folks and then being reimbursed + fee?
Yes! I will go out and shopp for folks and being reimbursed.

Thanks all for your helpful comments.
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