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How to order your groceries from Wegmans?

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Wegmans Food Markets is an American supermarket chain founded in 196 in Rochester. By October 2019, Wegmans has 101 stores in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

The stores are clean and bright, the staff is always helpful and cheerful, and the produce is very good quality.

The company has stores in the following states.

  • New York, 
  • Pennsylvania, 
  • New Jersey, 
  • Maryland, 
  • Massachusetts, 
  • Virginia, 
  • North Carolina 

Wegmans also has plans to expand its service area to Delaware. Wegmans achieved to be covered in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list from the time list started in 1998. In 2018, behind Salesforce.com, the company was ranked No: 2 on the list of best businesses to work for.

The majority of the Wegmans stores are open 24 hours. However, you should Google your local Wegmans store to learn the exact service hours.

Can you order groceries online from the Wegmans?

Yes, you can. Wegmans partners with Instacart grocery delivery service. It allows customers to order their groceries online to be delivered their home the same day. 

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What does it cost to order food from Wegmans?

The delivery fee depends on your order size and delivery time of the day. Note that Instacart doesn’t take orders less than $10. 

You may still pay service fees other than the optional tip you may want to pay for the shopper/driver. Fees shouldn’t be a particular concern since you will be able to see the total during the checkout hence expect no surprises.

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If you plan to order food from Wegman on a regular basis, it would make sense to buy Instacart Monthly Express membership which is $9.99. Paying tips for Instacart orders is not a must, but most delivery people expect tips since they don’t make much money. 

If you purchase annual Instacart Express membership it will cost $99 a year. The annual membership includes free 1 and 2- hour grocery delivery (when available) for your orders minimum value of $35.

Who does the shopping?

Instacart shopper

Since Wegmans works with Instacart, an Instacart employee will visit your Wegman store of choice and buy groceries you have ordered on your behalf. 

What happens if the shopper cannot find the item on your shopping list?

When the product you’ve ordered is not available at the Wegmans store, the shopper will choose for you an equivalent product from the store with quality, price, flavor, and ingredients. 

Obviously you cannot expect a %100 percent match between what you have ordered and what shopper picks for you. Being said that, the shopper buys replacement items for your order only if you confirm these items before the checkout. 

Well, honestly speaking, Instacart shoppers don’t even have to deal with it. They could simply report the item as “not found in the store”. However, it is kind of extra service or good intent searching for a replacement item for your original item they do for free.

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What are the limitations of the orders that can be delivered? 

Certain items are not allowed to buy through Instacart service. Those items will not be purchased for you by the shopper.

Here are some of the items that cannot be ordered through Instacart.

  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Prescription drugs 
  • Gift cards
  • Custom orders ( custom cakes etc.)
  • Some seasonal products (such as lawn furniture.)

Will delivered groceries cost me more?

Yes, you will pay a delivery fee as you can expect. Since someone is doing the grocery shopping for you, it would be illogical to think otherwise. Thanks to the Instacart grocery delivery system you don’t need to visit Wegmans if you want to but still have your products from there.

Also, prices of delivered items will be higher since Instacart shoppers coming to the store to pay for your groceries and deliver them to your home. I know what you are thinking at this moment.

How much more would it make a difference in price? 

On the Instacart website, it is mentioned that you can expect to pay a %5 more ordering your groceries from Wegman using Instacart’s infrastructure than if you would visit and purchase yourself.

However, in my research, I have found up to %20 of a price difference is likely to occur during the checkout. But this shouldn’t be a particular problem for anyone. Driving to the store, wasting gas, waiting in the checkout line can easily worth more than a few dollars that comes with Instacart orders. 

Also, Instacart offers a new feature called “Leave at My Door” that you can choose during the checkout. This can be particularly helpful for the times you are not at home but still wanting your groceries dropped to your home.

How can you register?

wegmans on Instacart registration

Visit instacart.wegmans.com and enter your ZIP code and signup for an account. You can download the mobile app and place your orders from your mobile app.

On the Wegman’s site, there is a dedicated section explaining how you can order your groceries online.

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