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10 Reasons Why People Choose to be Shoppers

Earning with Shipt is a chance to shop while enjoying many rewards – from making good pay to being a part of a supportive, active network. We ranked the top 10 reasons why people choose to be a shopper to help you decide if this is the right gig for you.

1. You can be your own boss

As a shopper, you’ll be an independent contractor, which means you call the shots on how you work. We’re here to help you become a stellar shopper (with resources like the Shopper Hub’s advice on building your own business) but at the end of the day, there’s no one managing over you. It’s the best of both worlds – you have the freedom to work the way that’s best for you. But don’t take it from us – see what real shoppers have to say.   

2. You can get out into the world and stay active

Don’t like sitting at a desk 8 hours a day? Want to get out and meet new people? Being a shopper might be the perfect solution. It’s a great fit for people who don’t want the typical 9-5, although you can also choose that – the world is your oyster! If you like to get outside, get moving, and get paid to do it, this is the role for you. Get a peek into what the shopper life is like.

3. You’ll be part of a supportive network

There’s a shopper network in every city where Shipt delivers, so no matter where you go, you’re in great company. (This means you can literally shop across the country – wherever life takes you!)  Shoppers can always connect in the  Shopper Lounge Facebook group, as well as meet more localized communities in region-based Facebook groups. Groups are a great place to swap tips and stories, or just chat with other shoppers. Heads up – some of the stories are so touching, you might want to have tissues nearby.

4. You’ll get 24/7 support

Shipt takes service seriously – for both members and shoppers. We’ll make sure you’re never alone when you’re shopping an order. Part of how we achieve this year-round is keeping our customer service team (or X-team for short) based at Shipt HQ. These phenomenal people are on the ground-level of all goings-on, and will find support for any issue in a snap. So you’ll have an expert team backing you up 24 hours a day.    

5. It pays well

It’s no surprise that pay is a top consideration, so Shipt works hard to satisfy shoppers with pay that’s worth their time. Shoppers get paid per shop, so the more you shop, the more you earn. Shoppers also keep 100% of their tips, and Shipt encourages members to tip, so you’ll make more for providing exceptional service. We’re here to support you every step of the way with optional education courses and FAQs you can use to become a world-class shopper. Many shoppers who master the art of quick and efficient shops end up meeting their financial goals with Shipt. 

6. It’s flexible

Life changes, and it’s rare to have stable work that can change with your needs. This is the beauty of being your own boss as a shopper. You can choose part-time, full-time, over-time, anytime! You decide when – anytime from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Shop in your spare time, in the evenings, or set a traditional 40-hour week. The choice is yours.

7. Exclusive events

Shoppers get invitations to events and meetups, which are a great way to get to know your fellow shoppers, retailer partners, and folks from Shipt HQ. It’s also where you might get free Shipt swag, like t-shirts, lanyards, and more. Shipt also celebrates shoppers with Beyond – an exclusive event filled with keynotes, activities, food, and more. Beyond is a one-of-a-kind conference that’s completely dedicated to celebrating shoppers, and one of the most anticipated Shipt events of the year. See what happened at Beyond 2019.

8. It’s safe

We encourage shoppers to get to know their customers, but unlike other share-economy gigs, you don’t have to let anyone step foot in your car or personal space. We provide clear guidelines for both shopper and member safety, so everyone is on the same page about what’s expected, and you can shop with peace of mind.

9. You get tons of perks

We believe your business should come with perks to help you live a healthy and happy life. Shopper Perks is a customized program through Benefitfocus for shoppers that includes discounts for insurance, prescriptions, and more. There is no obligation to enroll, and shoppers only pay for the perks they choose to enroll in. Shopper milestones are another way to keep track and get rewarded for your progress as a shopper. As your total number of shops increases with each delivery, the milestones you achieve come with better and better rewards, like exclusive swag, gift cards, and travel opportunities!

10. You can make a difference

Earning with Shipt is fun, stable, and well-paying gig where no 2 days are the same and you can provide a valuable service to people who truly appreciate your work – whether it’s the elderly, new parents, the list goes on. People truly depend on grocery delivery to get them through the day, and you will Bring the Magic they need. It comes with an accomplished feeling that’s hard to find with other gigs. Interested in becoming a shopper? Learn more about the process, talk to someone on the team, or create an account at shipt.com/shopper.