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How ALDI Delivery Works For Customers [+ Pricing & Fees]

Would you like to try the ALDI delivery service but have a few questions? Discover everything you need to know about ALDI and Instacart here.

Key Takeaways

  • ALDI offers home delivery through the Instacart app, available in select locations.
  • Customers can order a wide range of ALDI items for delivery, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, and household essentials.
  • Delivery costs range from about $11 to $14, with options for Instacart Express membership at $9.99 per month for reduced fees.
  • ALDI delivery accepts various payment methods, including credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and EBT for SNAP benefits.

Does ALDI Deliver?

Yes, ALDI offers home delivery in select locations through a partnership with Instacart. To check availability, visit the ALDI website and enter your ZIP code.

To use the service, download the Instacart app, enter your ZIP code to find participating ALDI stores, and then place your order. A personal shopper will select your items and deliver them to your doorstep.

Delivery times can range from one to four hours, depending on demand. If there are any issues with your order, such as missing items, you can report them to Instacart for resolution.

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What Can I Get Delivered from ALDI?

The great thing about ALDI home delivery is that you can get a wide variety of items delivered to your door.

You can select the same items as you would inside the store, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, bakery items, and even household essentials like toilet paper and shampoo.

screenshot of the ALDI Instacart homepage

You can either order what you need a la carte or choose a pre-made Instacart grocery box.

The latter contains a variety of popular ALDI items that are perfect for those who want to try out the service without doing too much browsing.

Here’s a short list of a few prepared meals you can choose from.

  • Lunchables Pizza with Pepperoni Meal Kit
  • Kevin’s Natural Foods Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Aidells Chicken Meatballs, Teriyaki, and Pineapple
  • La Terra Fina Cheesy Broccoli Quiche
  • Giovanni Rice Signature Meal Kit

Try these options if you’re in a rush and need to place your delivery order quickly.

How Much is ALDI Delivery?

Typically, delivery fees for most ALDI orders range from $11 to $14, but for orders over $35, delivery starts at $3.99. First-time orders may qualify for discounts.

ALDI delivery costs vary based on factors such as location, time of delivery, and whether you opt for faster delivery or hold an Instacart subscription. The Instacart app displays the delivery fee clearly.

For frequent users, the Instacart Plus membership is available at $99 annually or $9.99 monthly, offering benefits like average savings of $7 per order, no delivery fees on orders over $35, and reduced service fees.

A 14-day free trial is available to test the membership benefits.

How Much Do You Tip for Delivery at ALDI?

For delivery at ALDI, it is customary to tip your personal shopper.

The amount you tip should reflect the quality of service provided, with a general guideline being anywhere from 10% to 25% if they perform exceptionally well.

Your driver receives 100% of the tip, as ALDI and Instacart do not deduct any portion from the tip given through the app.

Payment Methods Accepted by ALDI Delivery

Instacart accepts various payment methods including credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Cash, international payment methods, and store gift cards are not accepted for ALDI delivery.

However, ALDI does accept EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) beneficiaries, allowing the use of EBT SNAP benefits for delivery orders.

Users must enter their EBT card information in the Instacart app and provide a credit or debit card to cover additional costs not covered by EBT, such as fees, tips, and taxes.

Alternative: ALDI Curbside Pickup

ALDI Curbside Pickup is a convenient service for those looking to avoid delivery fees. It allows customers to order groceries online and have them delivered to their car at a designated area in their local ALDI store.

Orders can be placed up to 11 PM, with groceries typically ready for pickup between one and four hours later. Availability for Saturday pickups varies by store, depending on personal shopper availability.

There’s no delivery fee for this service; instead, ALDI charges a small, nominal fee for each curbside order. The exact amount can be seen upon placing an order.

Customers can select the “Pick Up” option in the Instacart app, choose their items, and check out as usual.

They will be notified via the app when their order is ready for pickup, allowing them to collect their groceries from an assigned spot without entering the store.

Brett’s Take: Thoughts From an Expert

The experience of shopping at ALDI using Instacart is very hit or miss. Sometimes the shoppers do a great job, other times they don’t.

Most of the time the issues that will arise will be related to substitutions or the availability or certain products.

ALDI has a unique store model. Things constantly come and go, leading to shoppers sometimes just marking the item as “Unavailable” instead of trying to find a suitable alternative.

Personally, I like to use ALDI’s curbside pickup instead. It’s cheaper than using Instacart and all the markups and fees associated with doing so. In addition, most shoppers expect a tip which makes the service even more expensive.

Aside from the prices, the people fulfilling the curbside pickup orders are actual ALDI employees. Instacart shoppers are just random people who go to ALDI to shop for your food.

This means that ALDI employees are very familiar with their products, meaning substitutions and alternatives are easy for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does ALDI Bag Items When Delivered Through Instacart?

ALDI bags delivery orders via Instacart to preserve freshness and prevent damage, similarly to in-store practices. A bag fee applies, just like in-store purchases, with the cost clearly listed on the final receipt.

Why Does ALDI Do Deliveries in the United States but Not in the UK?

ALDI offers delivery in the UK, including same-day and named-day options, through Specialbuys. Delivery fees start at £3.95 for general items and £6.95 for wine and spirits, with large item fees up to £9.95. Delivery takes 2-7 days, subject to peak time availability.

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