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Busy? Let someone else grocery shop for you

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Same-day grocery delivery service Shipt is expanding into the Providence, Fall River and New Bedford metro areas. 

Missy Polhemus, the vice president of marketing for Shipt, said there are 55,000 Target products - from groceries to game night necessities - available on the Shipt app. Shipt is a subsidiary of Target. 

"Members can scroll through the app to find items that they're looking for," Polhemus explained. "When it's time to check out, you'll be able to choose a time, and you'll select a one-hour delivery window."

There are some restrictions. Shipt won't deliver large furniture, alcohol, tobacco, or prescriptions from the pharmacy. And for the time being, clothes and accessories are also off the shopping list. 

Shipt is in dozens of cities across the country. Polhemus says it will be nationwide by the end of the year. 

Of course, Shipt isn't the only on-demand delivery option. 

Instacart, which delivers from several stores including Whole Foods, Stop and Shop and CVS, launched in Providence last year. 

This week, the company announced it will expand its delivery area beginning next week to include Newport, Middletown, Jamestown and Portsmouth.

Instacart charges $5.99 per delivery or $149 for an annual membership. Shipt charges $99 for an annual membership. 

Both delivery services are hiring shoppers. 


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