Times to offer same-day delivery

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Shopping at Times Supermarkets and the Big Save stores can be enhanced under a partnership with Shipt that started July 25 in Hawaii.

LIHUE — Shipt, a leading same-day delivery marketplace, on Thursday began same-day delivery with Times Supermarkets in Hawaii.

Products from the beloved local retailer are now available in as soon as one hour to families and visitors on Kauai and will be soon in the Kihei and Lahaina areas on Maui and the broader Honolulu area.

“We are proud of our strong legacy in Hawaii and committed to providing our customers across the state with a convenient shopping experience,” said Chris Borden, president, Times Supermarkets. “Same-day delivery via Shipt enables our customers to access our wide assortment of products with the press of a button, from a number of Times’ locations.”

To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members in Hawaii will receive a four-week free trial.

“Times Supermarkets has been a staple of convenience for Hawaiian residents and visitors since it opened 70 years ago,” said Kelly Caruso, chief executive officer, Shipt. “Partnering with Times gives us the opportunity to provide an additional layer of ease by bringing local produce, locally made products, and prepared foods to members in Hawaii.”

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online.

Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt’s expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add to its network of shoppers in Hawaii. To apply to be a Shipt shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

Through a community of Shipt Shoppers and a convenient app, Shipt provides personal shopping and delivery to members for $99 per year. Available to 70% of households in more than 5,000 U.S. cities, Shipt Shoppers go above and beyond for members, communicating in real time about preferences and substitutions. A curated marketplace of retailers, Shipt offers members access to a variety of stores and product categories including fresh foods, household essentials, wellness products and pet supplies.

Shipt is an independently operated, wholly owned subsidiary of Target Corp. Founded and headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Shipt also maintains an office in San Francisco.

Times Supermarkets was founded in 1949, and today is one of the leading supermarket operations in Hawaii. Times now includes 24 supermarket locations, comprised of 17 Times locations, 5 Big Save Markets, a small-format supermarket on the East Side of Oahu.

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