Soon you won’t have to drag your party-sized box of chips or 50-pack of toilet paper home from the supermarket yourself. Costco is launching an at-home delivery service, in conjunction with the delivery startup Shipt, that will bring bulk goods and everyday groceries to your door.
With the new service, customers will be able to get exclusive discounts and coupons, choose a one-hour delivery time window, and order practically anything they’d see in person at a Costco. The service is launching first in Tampa but will expand to 50 more urban and suburban markets by the end of 2017.
"We founded Shipt to simplify the grocery shopping experience, and are pleased to give our dedicated members access to unmatched savings as an extension of their Shipt memberships," said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt in a statement. "As we continue to scale Shipt on a national level, we look forward to offering more options for delivery to our Florida members today, and to Shipt members across the country in the future."
Here’s the fine-print: You have to join Shipt to take advantage of unlimited grocery delivery, and membership is $99 annually.