My husband was out of town last weekend and I casually asked my daughter what she wanted to do on Saturday afternoon. She said, “We could go to the mall.”
I looked at her with a mixture of confusion and mild anger and asked, “Why in the world would we go to the mall? Do you need anything from the mall?”
“No, I don’t guess I need anything, mom! Don’t people just walk around there and look at stuff?”
“Yes, darling. Some people do but your mother is not one of those people.”
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I loathe the mall. The only thing that makes the mall tolerable is that they have restaurants because I dislike cooking almost as much as I dislike shopping. (If I’m coming off as a curmudgeon, don’t worry, there are plenty of things I love: books, movie theater popcorn, cow and pig chotskies, drinking outdoors, etc.)
Fortunately, Charlotte is making shopping, not cooking and general errand-running easier on those of us who would rather be doing almost anything else.
Here are five delivery services available in Charlotte to make your life easier!
PostMates (https://postmates.com/): PostMates operates a bevy of local couriers who will deliver items from a wide variety of chain and local stores and restaurants.
Fees: Delivery fees start at $5.00 and go up by distance of pick-up to delivery and capacity of platform. There is also a 9% service fee applied to the order.
DoorDash (https://www.doordash.com): DoorDash is geared toward food delivery. They pride themselves on their revolutionary logistics technology that allows them to make deliveries in 45 minutes or less.
Fees: Delivery fees are $4.99, but they are offering a special now through April 30. The promotional rate is a $1 delivery fee.
Shipt (https://www.shipt.com/): Shipt is a grocery delivery service. You select your groceries via app (iOS and Android) or web and one of Shipt’s community shoppers picks out your groceries and delivers them to you.
Fees: Monthly fees are $14.00 per month or you can pay $99.00 annually. There are no delivery fees for orders over $35.00.
2U Laundry (https://www.2ulaundry.com): 2U Laundry states that it is the Netflix and Uber of laundry. They offer on-demand and membership-based laundry and dry cleaning services for individuals and businesses.
Fees: On-demand services are $1.50 per pound (wash, dry, fold) with a $10.00 minimum. There monthly packages range from $69.00-$249.00.
Cannon Pharmacies (http://cannonpharmacies.com/): Cannon Pharmacy is locally owned and has six pharmacies in the greater Charlotte area.
Fees: They offer free prescription delivery.
I may never leave my house again!