And the countdown until Christmas officially begins.
We are just weeks away from the holiday season and I know that some of us aren't fully prepared for the expenses that the holiday season brings.
It can never hurt to have a little extra cushion for those expenses and even better if you can create a savings all on extra cash.
Lucky for you, I know of an opportunity that creates extra funds pretty quickly and the best part is, it's completely flexible. YOU are in charge of your schedule and if you're a stay at home mom like me, this is critical.
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Now, hear me out. I didn't like the idea at first either. I had every possible fear known going into this opportunity, especially when it came to self-defense in an emergency situation. [I know, I tend to think the worst, but I like to think that prepares me for the worst in a way] Anyway, Shipt. Have you heard of it? Shipt is a grocery delivery service that people in your area use to order their needed groceries. The customer orders through an app, selects a time slot for delivery and you get the notification on whether or not you'd like to fulfill that order. If and when you accept the order, you're off to the store to shop for the order and you then deliver the groceries to the customers home. Payment for the service is received within hours of delivery. That simple. That convenient.
With that being said, if I still have your attention and interest.
I'd like to share the step by step process and answer some questions and give some necessary tips on becoming a Shipt Shopper in your area.
Becoming A Shipt Shopper
There are some requirements in order to become a Shipt Shopper, but the overall process is really easy and the requirements are pretty straight forward and fair in my opinion.
Go to WWW.SHIPT.COM and scroll to the bottom of the page and select the link to get paid to shop. [Or, click my link and it will take you directly to the application landing page]
You will be directed to the page that looks like the photo above.
Immediately prompted to start your application, you can enter in your information and begin that process. Or, if you continue to scroll down, you will find the information on requirements, estimated wages and testimonials from other Shipt Shoppers. For you quick reference, I have included the requirements that I have referenced directly from the Shipt Shopper Application landing page. The requirements are as follows:
At least 18 years of age
Valid U.S. driver's license and auto insurance
A reliable vehicle, 1997 or newer.
Knowledge of produce selection
Ability to lift 40 lbs
iPhone [iOS 10 or newer] or Android [5.1 or newer] smartphone.
If you are still interested in becoming a Shipt Shopper and earning that extra holiday money, it's time to actually apply to become a Shipt Shopper. Once you enter in your basic information on that first landing page, you will be directed to the actual application.
From there you will be expected to provide your address, your age, your shirt size and it will ask you if another Shipt Shopper has referred you. You can enter that referral code there. I'd be pleased if you used my referral code: D5F6B7C7
You are then asked a series of written response questions. They are scenario questions referring to situations that could happen during your Shopping experience and delivery times. You are also asked brief standard interview questions. Answer in a professional manner. You need to remember you will be the face of your business gig. You will be responsible for all communications between customer, yourself and Shipt HQ. These written responses will be looked at thoroughly. Punctuation and correct grammar is critical.
After you finish the written responses, you're prompted to record a 30 second video of yourself for identification purposes. You will be asked to state your name and where you live. Don't worry too much about appearance, make sure the lighting is good and your face is visible.
Once your identification video is uploaded, you'll be asked to review the documentation and sign electronically. Please, read through the documentation so there are no hidden surprises to you.
Background Check Consent Form is next, review and sign. This is the longest part of the whole process. It took about two weeks. I had already received my welcome packet from Shipt by the time my background check was approved. I will say, the day your background check is approved you are immediately able to start earning for shops. That was a huge plus in my book.
You will be required to upload proof of auto insurance on the vehicle you plan to use for the deliveries. Your application is then considered in review until your background check comes back. Hang tight and wait for that acceptance notification.
YOUR FIRST SHOP, WHAT TO EXPECT?
I will admit that I was absolutely intimated going into the first shop. The fear of the unknown really gets to me. #anxiety. I watched some YouTube video reviews from other Shipt Shoppers and gained enough courage to actually go through with accepting my first order. I learned quickly that it is very easy to do and even in unknown situations, you have Shipt HQ right there to answer and questions via live chat or call. It’s extremely helpful and I enjoy picking up shops in my free time.
Now, with that being said, I want to give some pointers and mention some things that definitely helped me feel confident while doing these shops.
Download the app and get comfortable with it first. Once I passed my background check I watched the app and just waited to see exactly how it worked. You'll learn this, but even without being on the "schedule" there will be available shops that you can pick up if you want to. You won't get a notification for it but if you happen to be in the app and see it, you can accept it and go shop.
Watch where the delivery is. I know that seems so.. DUH. But, it's easy to just accept orders without fully looking to see what you're shopping for and where you're delivering it to.
That leads into, TIME MANAGEMENT. You must have some sort of time management skills. Shipt makes it fun and gives you an estimated shop time and an estimated delivery time. I always go off those just for safe measures, because you do get docked for late orders.
Shop by aisles. That has saved me so much running in the stores.
Lastly, go make that money honey! Seriously, I wish you all the best of luck in your Shipt Shopping journey.
Did I miss anything, do you have any other questions?
I'd love to answer them for y0u!
What are your fun secrets for making extra holiday cash?
Share them below!
Until next time loves,