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Re: Walmart pickup. Is there tipping?

Their site will lay out all your instructions and let you know how to navigate the process.

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We use Instacart and always choose a 15 percent tip. We are members and receive free shipping and reduced service fee (it's very little). Yes, the tip can be high, but I factor it in as part of the advantage of home delivery.

 

I'm just not interested in pick-up.


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Want to hear a terrible joke about this from an old friend of mine?

 

 

He said they should hire cows to deliver groceries because they wouldn't want anybody to tip them.

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@Carmie wrote:

@Mindy D wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@Mindy D. No tipping.  I went yesterday and it was a big mess.  I think many workers didn't show up for work.  There weren't even parking spots for all those wanting to pick up groceries.   You can check in right before your time but when you get there, call the phone number listed on the signs, tell them you're picking up an order for Mindy and give them the number of your parking space (on the sign).  People were not doing this, and they'll sit there all day.  Most got there before I did, and I got mine and left while they sat.


@Kachina624 @In my area they just started fresh grocery delivery and items are priced the same as in store but their website says nothing about tipping. If I can get delivery for the same cost as pickup than that's great. That's what I'm trying to find out. If I have a $300 order, 20% tip is $60. That's what I wind up with when I order from Instacart at Publix. It's adding up. 


20%!!!!!

 

whoa!  IMO, that is way too much to tip someone for a grocery pick up or delivery.  They are getting paid for doing their job.  It is not like a wait person who gets very little and depends on tips.

 

I just hand them a $5 bill

 

 

 

@Carmie @Instacart delivery shoppers from Publix rely on tips. They might get a minimum wage from Instacart or they are considered independent contractors...I don't know. They have to shop, plus drive, plus carry all the groceries to your door and then drive back to the store. They get nothing from the delivery fee attached to an order. The other delivery services and store pickups that don't use Instacart usually use their own hourly wage employees. 

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@Carmie

I have been researching this online and I posted about it. The Shopper delivery drivers get tips plus they get an amount calculated by a Instacart based on certain variables for each order, including time of day, items in the order and more. So I probably have been tipping  much too much. 

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@Kachina624 wrote:

@pinkcrystal wrote:

On the app it lets you put the number space you are in and color of your vehicle.  Yes, it does tell them exactly where you are. 


@pinkcrystal.  Mine doesn't, in fact you check in before leaving home so how would you have a space number?  It estimates the length of time it will take for you to get there.

 

Don't be so contradictory unless you've seen what my store uses.


Well your Walmart must use a different app than mine.  Of course i don't put the space number in until I get there.  If you wish I can walk you through the process used on my app.  First you get a text to "check in."  Once you check in you drive to the store.  Once you arrive to the store you find your delivery area and park in one of the numbered spaces.  The app then says "you've arrived!  what space are you parked in?" and it gives you option to put the space number and the color of your car.  Sorry I wasn't more specific.  

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@Mindy D wrote:

@Carmie wrote:

@Mindy D wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@Mindy D. No tipping.  I went yesterday and it was a big mess.  I think many workers didn't show up for work.  There weren't even parking spots for all those wanting to pick up groceries.   You can check in right before your time but when you get there, call the phone number listed on the signs, tell them you're picking up an order for Mindy and give them the number of your parking space (on the sign).  People were not doing this, and they'll sit there all day.  Most got there before I did, and I got mine and left while they sat.


@Kachina624 @In my area they just started fresh grocery delivery and items are priced the same as in store but their website says nothing about tipping. If I can get delivery for the same cost as pickup than that's great. That's what I'm trying to find out. If I have a $300 order, 20% tip is $60. That's what I wind up with when I order from Instacart at Publix. It's adding up. 


20%!!!!!

 

whoa!  IMO, that is way too much to tip someone for a grocery pick up or delivery.  They are getting paid for doing their job.  It is not like a wait person who gets very little and depends on tips.

 

I just hand them a $5 bill usually.

 

 


@Carmie @Instacart delivery shoppers from Publix rely on tips. They might get a minimum wage from Instacart or they are considered independent contractors...I don't know. They have to shop, plus drive, plus carry all the groceries to your door and then drive back to the store. They get nothing from the delivery fee attached to an order. The other delivery services and store pickups that don't use Instacart usually use their own hourly wage employees. 


Instacart drivers average $20 + an hour.  It's on their website.  Store employees would have to be paid at least minimum wage, but from researching I have found that they earn about $20 an hour as well if they pick groceries and deliver.

 

They keep their operating costs low by only doing local deliveries.

 

I have never had grocery items delivered to my home.  I have, just once ordered and picked them up at the store. I gave the lady who carried the bags to my car $5.  She seemed thrilled she got a tip.  I asked her if she was allowed to accept tips and she said " yes, but most people don't offer,  and it is not necessary."

 

When I really wanted to use the delivery services, there was a 10 to 14 day wait and about a week wait for a store pick-up.  never mind with that.  I just did my own shopping.

 

Today, you can get delivery the same day usually.  I would never pay anyone 20% more for delivery.  That's a lot of money for not a lot of work IMO.

 

I prefer to pick up my own groceries anyway.  I just shop when the stores aren't busy.

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Re: Walmart pickup. Is there tipping?

We have picked up from three different Walmart's and believe me it is something different every time and very different at each store.  

 

They want you to call in, or the app tells them, or you check in with a human at a tent, or key in a number and on and on.

 

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@software wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@pinkcrystal wrote:

You can also use the walmart app to check in.


@pinkcrystal.  Doesnt mean a thing unless you call when you get there.  They don't know where you are.


 

 

When I check in on the WM App, I'm asked what lane & what color car.

I've done it both ways, there is no advantage to calling.

 

You can't assume why people were waiting so long.

@software.  I've been doing Walmart pick up for over 3 years on a weekly basis.  I know what's on the app and nowhere does it ask what color  your car is or where you're parked.  I think its quite easy to assume why people were waiting.

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Re: Walmart pickup. Is there tipping?


@pinkcrystal wrote:

@Kachina624 wrote:

@pinkcrystal wrote:

On the app it lets you put the number space you are in and color of your vehicle.  Yes, it does tell them exactly where you are. 


@pinkcrystal.  Mine doesn't, in fact you check in before leaving home so how would you have a space number?  It estimates the length of time it will take for you to get there.

 

Don't be so contradictory unless you've seen what my store uses.


Well your Walmart must use a different app than mine.  Of course i don't put the space number in until I get there.  If you wish I can walk you through the process used on my app.  First you get a text to "check in."  Once you check in you drive to the store.  Once you arrive to the store you find your delivery area and park in one of the numbered spaces.  The app then says "you've arrived!  what space are you parked in?" and it gives you option to put the space number and the color of your car.  Sorry I wasn't more specific.  


@pinkcrystal.  Thank you but I've been using Walmart pick up for over 3 years on a weekly basis.  I'm quite familiar with the procedure.

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Re: Walmart pickup. Is there tipping?


@Kachina624 wrote:

@pinkcrystal wrote:

On the app it lets you put the number space you are in and color of your vehicle.  Yes, it does tell them exactly where you are. 


@pinkcrystal.  Mine doesn't, in fact you check in before leaving home so how would you have a space number?  It estimates the length of time it will take for you to get there.

 

Don't be so contradictory unless you've seen what my store uses.


@Kachina624  Hi.  My Walmart Grocer let's me check in using the app when I leave home.  Map shows up on phone showing where I am in relation to store that can be seen by Walmart.  When I get to the store and pull in to a spot the screen says "we see you're here" then asks for stall number and the color of my car. Sounds to me that all Walmarts are not on the same system and maybe they are rolling it out.  My local supermarket now has a third party app to do the same thing.  Hope you get upgraded soon.