Updated: May 7, 2014 11:14PM
A new business based in Calumet City offers same-day delivery of groceries from local stores in the south and southwest suburbs, according to a press release from the CEO and founder.
ShopSmart offers delivery from several national grocery chains within two to three hours or less, according to CEO and founder Daniel Johnson.
Johnson said ShopSmart was created when his family’s hectic schedule — which forced them to shop on weekends and tolerate long lines — convinced them there had to be a better way.
The service uses personal shoppers to gather items from the local grocery store chains, and they are “screened and trained to pick the freshest produce and meat from any store. They check expiration dates and ensure you have the best groceries available,” Johnson said in a release.
Areas served include Orland Park, South Holland, Frankfort, Tinley Park, Frankfort Square, Mokena, Markham, Dolton, Calumet City, Lansing, Matteson and Harvey, according to its website. More areas were expected to be added.
Customers can download an app from the Google Play and Apple App stores for free to place their orders, according to the release. They also can visit www.ShopSmart.biz.
A customer also can pay for groceries for someone else and have them delivered directly, all for $4.99 or $9.99 depending on the checkout total, according to the release and website. The first delivery is free, the website said.
Customers can use the service between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. seven days a week and can place orders after hours.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (708) 933-8518.