A new study has found that the number of people shopping online for groceries has doubled over the last year. If you're one of those shoppers, you know it's been nearly impossible to get a delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are some tips and strategies you can use to improve your chances of getting a food delivery.
Don't rely on one service
Having multiple apps for shopping may help offer more availability. In New York City, at a Dagastino's supermarket, Inside Edition couldn't find any delivery time slot on Shipt, but Instacart had an opening this weekend.
Don't depend on big chains
Smaller mom-and-pop stores have less demand and may be able to deliver much sooner than the big grocery store names.
Check delivery availability after midnight
That's when more time slots open up, after grocery stores re-evaluate their delivery options.
Choose store pick-up if you can
If you're able, you can choose an online option called "click and collect." You then schedule a time to go to the store and pick up your order.