Bulk Barn is now doing same-day delivery across Canada
Canada's biggest bulk food store chain is stepping up its game to keep pace with the ever-expanding roster of grocery retailers that offer home delivery in as little as an hour.
Bulk Barn, home to all of the candy you're not supposed to sample for free but do anyway, announced on Thursday that it is now offering same-day delivery at 38 of its locations across the country in partnership with Instacart.
It's something Canadians have been demanding consistently for a while now.
bulk barn delivery service WHEN— fran (@plumoatthezoo) September 22, 2019
Here's how the service works:
Customers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan can load up Bulk Barn's digital store on Instacart and, if they live in an eligible service area, start picking out items in whatever quantities they choose.
The online store offers many of the same products you'll find at an actual Bulk Barn store, both pre-packaged and loose, like chocolate-covered pretzels, protein bars, cake pans, sprinkles, dog treats, essential oils, various nut mixes and every type of candy you could possibly imagine.
When you ask your dad to go to bulk barn to pick up some candy but he decided to just bring back the whole store 😬 pic.twitter.com/wiMNaGEEGQ— Dayna (@DaynaBashford1) December 12, 2015
Once the order is placed, an Instacart "personal shopper" will go to Bulk Barn, pick up a customer's stuff, and deliver it to their home in as little as an hour. (Deliveries can also be scheduled up to five days in advance.)
Delivery fees start at $3.99 for orders of $35 or more, though the rate varies. To get just over $10 worth of Hot Lips delivered to a home in downtown Toronto, you'll pay at least $7.99 in fees as of October 25.
Worth it? Not for Hot Lips, no. Those things are gross.
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