10 Reasons Why People Choose to be Shipt Shoppers
There’s something special about being a Shipt Shopper. Sure, it’s a job. But there’s something innately human and magical about helping people in your community get the things they need. Here are some of the top reasons for being a Shipt Shopper.
1. It pays well
Let’s address the elephant in the room first. Most people want to be a Shipt Shopper because they want to get paid. Experienced Shipt Shoppers can make anywhere from $16 to $22 an hour. And with tips (7 out of every 10 members tip their shoppers), you can potentially make even more.
As with any job, there is a learning curve. But shoppers that keep at it quickly find ways to shop more efficiently, which translates to making more money. We also do our part to support you with all the materials you need to help you be the best shopper you can be.
2. You get to be your own boss
Being an independent contractor means you get to call the shots. So while we can provide you with insights on how to be a better shopper, at the end of the day, you get the freedom to do your job the way that works best for you.
3. You get to get out and stay active
Some people simply aren’t cut out for sitting at a desk 8 hours a day. Being a Shipt Shopper gives hope to people in need of wide open spaces. You’ll get outside, get moving, and get paid to do it.
4. You get to be a part of a supportive community
Shoppers can join any of the Shipt Shopper networking groups in the cities where they deliver, including the Shipt Shopper Lounge, a Facebook group for Shipt Shoppers moderated by Shipt. The love and support that shoppers provide each other is just phenomenal.
We take service seriously. That’s why we made the decision early on to keep our customer experience team (or X-team for short) at Shipt HQ. For shoppers, that means you always have an expert team that has your back 24 hours a day.
6. It’s flexible
As a shopper, you can schedule a delivery any time from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. So shop in your spare time, evenings, or take on a full 40-hour schedule. The choice is yours.
7. Exclusive events (read: Free swag)
Shoppers get exclusive invitations to launch and expansion parties. They’re a great way to get to know your fellow shoppers, Shipt partners, and folks from Shipt HQ. They’re also a great way to pick up free Shipt swag, like t-shirts, lanyards, and more. We also provide paid opportunities for outstanding shoppers to represent Shipt at conferences and events.
Shipt encourages shoppers to get to know their members, but unlike other share-economy gigs, you don’t have to let a single person step foot in your car. We also provide clear guidelines for both shopper and member safety, so you can shop with peace of mind.
9. Free membership
All Shipt Shoppers get free membership, so once you’ve hung up your shopping bags for the day, you can have someone deliver your groceries for a change.
10. You get to make a difference
Being a Shipt Shopper gives you the opportunity to provide a valuable service to people that need it most, whether it’s an elderly person who might not be able to get around as well as they used to, or a working parent who wants 1 extra hour a day to spend with their kids. People truly find grocery delivery valuable to their day-to-day life.
The appreciation you’ll get from your members provides a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment that you simply can’t find anywhere else.