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Online Grocery Shopping Tips

June 24, 2014

Inside CobornsDelivers: Tips from Employees

If you’re new to CobornsDelivers, or even if you’re a long-time customer, it’s helpful to get tips from the experts—the employeesCobornsDelivers Online Grocery Shopping. We’re compiling the top advice from Coborns’ employees so you can get the most out ordering your Minnesota groceries online.

Q: What are your tips for making the online ordering task as easy as possible?

A: To get your grocery shopping done fast, select My Shopping List from the top of the menu and use the Master Shopping List for shopping in minutes. The Master Shopping List contains the history of the products you purchased during the last 12 orders.

“Many of our regular customers complete their weekly grocery shopping in less than five minutes using their list,” says Shari Haugen, customer relations manager.

“You can also create Custom Shopping Lists—as many as you want.  Have a special recipe or menu you don’t make that often? How about a list of particular cleaning supplies? Some of our customers have specific lists they use when they go camping or to the cabin.”

Q: What are some of the “lesser known” benefits of using CobornsDelivers?

A: Using Coborn’s means that it’s easy to track your grocery budget. As you select items for your Twin Cities grocery delivery order, there’s a running total on the left side of your screen. There are never any surprises about cost at checkout.

If you have an upcoming week that’s busier than usual or you’ll be out of town, you can place your order ahead of time—up to two weeks in advance of the desired delivery date.  Any sales prices will stay locked in.

Manufacturer coupons are easy to use when ordering from Coborn’s. You can apply the product discounts during checkout—just remember to leave the coupons out on the day of the order delivery.

“Our insulated totes are great for summer events, at home or away,” says Haugen. “They can be used as additional coolers to keep beverages cold or to transport food items to the cabin—you just have to remember to return them!”

Q: What do you like best about having groceries delivered through Coborn’s?

A: Shopping from the comfort of home is so convenient. While meal planning you can check your kitchen to see whether or not you have a particular item. This is especially handy when you need a certain ingredient for a recipe. We’ve all been in a situation where you want to make something but you’re missing just one of the ingredients—frustrating!

Coborn’s also makes it convenient by delivering beer, wine and spirits—just make sure that an adult with a valid ID is home during delivery.

Another strategy is to begin your shopping by viewing what’s on sale. Just click on the Specials tab at the top of the page to see all of the sales items. It’s nice to not have to go through categories or traverse aisles to find deals.

Q: If you could tell customers who haven’t yet tried CobornsDelivers one thing, what would that be?

A: Your personal time is extremely valuable. Shopping with CobornsDelivers gives you back precious personal time thanks to the convenience of online shopping. There’s no driving to and from the store, walking up and down aisles, wasting time trying find what you need, standing in a checkout lane, loading bags into the car and unloading them. All of that can take up to two hours a week. Just think what you could do with that 104 hours a year!

Take it from the employees of Coborn’s—use their tips to look at what’s on sale, use master and custom lists, and order ahead of time to save yourself money, energy and your valuable time.

Shop smarter with CobornsDelivers. We’re not your typical grocery store. We’re better. Shop from organized shopping lists, choose produce based on expert ratings, support local growers and suppliers, get recipe ideas, buy meals in 1-Click, and more.