New: Choose Backup Preferences for Your Items in Advance

We’ve launched a new feature in the Shipt app making it easier than ever to get exactly what you need. Now, you can choose backup options before placing an order to proactively suggest substitutions to your shopper if your preferred item is not available. 

You know that feeling when items on your shopping list are out of stock – especially when it’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Introducing a built-in backup plan, so you can build your cart with confidence to get what you need, minus the headache.  

Here’s how it works: When you add an item to your cart, click Add Instructions. You’ll be prompted to add notes, if you have a specific preference, or select a backup option of your choice, in case your item is out of stock. When you choose “Get a backup item,” the Shipt app will automatically generate a list of similar options or you can choose your own through search. 

And just like that, member and shopper have ensured that the right brand and flavor of ice cream is on the way – without the extra back and forth. Of course, you’ll still have the ability to chat with your shopper as usual. 

But wait: it gets better. All of your backup options are saved under your member personal preferences for future orders. Changed your mind? You can edit or remove the backup from the product page before you check out.  

We developed backups as a win-win for everyone. Members get exactly what they need – without any surprises or lengthy messaging. For shoppers, it’s a game changer and a time-saver. Imagine how much easier decision-making in the aisles becomes, now that shoppers can see member preferences instantly. 

While we hope stores always have your go-to items in stock, we’ve got your back when it comes to backups. Try shopping with backup options on your order today.

Want to learn about more helpful features on the app? Explore the blog and read up on our brand new coupons, savings tab, and removing products from Buy Again

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