Safeway is worse. Delivery used to cost $3.95 and they told you not to tip the driver. Now the delivery charge is $5.95 and they make a 17%+ tip mandatory. Plus a bag fee and another $2.50 “service fee”. If I buy two weeks worth of groceries for $150 the total delivery fee would be more than $25.00. It’s ridiculous, I stopped using them about 7 months ago. Amazon sounds like a much better deal, a $5.00 tip doesn’t sound bad compared to Safeway’s $20.00.
I drove delivery for doordash. Its an app you sign up for. A good part time gig. If i didnt get tips i would only make 1 to 3 dollars per delivery. They usually tip 2 dollars. Ive gotten 10 dollar tips before too. Those are really nice.
Ive never used a grocery delivery service because I mainly shop at Trader Joes and they dont offer delivery options. The closest Safeway is less than a mile away so I just stop in if I need to pick up a few things. Alot of people in my neighborhood just walk to Safeway. I should probably do that too to get some much needed exercise.
I decided - as tipping is optional. I will use Amazon on an as needed basis. And work on doing my own shopping when I can.
I won’t be tipping anytime soon as I barely have the means - and it’s not my duty to. Reading up on drivers pay. Tip is just a bonus for those who can afford it. There is no customer contact, tipping is etiquette of measure how someone serviced you and since there is zero interaction I am not gonna tip.