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Did you know that Aldi pickup is available at some stores? Here’s what you need to know about Aldi curbside pickup.
You may have noticed that some Aldi stores have numbered parking spaces near the front entrance. These spaces are reserved for Aldi pickup, AKA curbside pickup, a new service that’s available at select locations via Instacart.
Previously Instacart handled just Aldi delivery, where you ordered your groceries through the app and they were delivered or dropped off at your door.
Select markets now have an Aldi curbside option in addition to delivery. This works well for when you have the availability to swing by Aldi after work or running errands but don’t want to physically shop in-store.
How Does Aldi Pickup Work
You can place an order and time for Aldi pickup through Instacart or shop.aldi.us. As with Instacart delivery, there is a small markup of prices versus shopping in-store as someone else is doing the shopping for you.
When your order is ready, you will get a text message or notice from the app. You can then head to the store and park in one of the designated curbside pickup parking spaces where your order is brought to you.
With curbside pickup, the majority of orders are put together by Aldi employees. Per company policy, employees are not allowed to accept tips. You can always ask if tips are accepted at pickup as an Instacart shopper may have shopped for your order and they are allowed to accept tips.
We’re pro-tipping, whether for delivery or pickup — and always factor that into our budget for delivery or pickup.
How Much Does Aldi Pickup Cost
There is a minimum $10 order for pickup — For orders under $35, the pickup fee is $3.99. Orders over $35 are charged $1.99.
There is no tip or service fee on the Instacart app for pickup, but again, ask if tips are allowed when you pick up an order and consider offering at least 10% for the shopper’s time.