Hey, Internet shoppers: Remember when next-day delivery seemed so amazing? I ordered these fringed booties yesterday afternoon and today they were on my doorstep!
Welcome to 2013, the age of next-hour delivery. From the ground beef you need for tonight’s Mexican taco fest to the trash bags you’ll need for cleanup, it can all be at your house in the blink of an eye, thanks to two new-to-Chicago services.
Ebay Now A mall’s worth of stores, from Crate & Barrel to PetSmart, is at your fingertips with Ebay’s quick local delivery service. Fill your cart with a box of hair color, season two of Girls on DVD and an Essie nail polish in “Jamaica Me Crazy.” Let an Ebay “valet” drop the items at your door about an hour later, then go home to one heck of a night in. Delivery fee of $5 with orders of more than $25
Instacart Think of this San Francisco-based company as your personal shopper for groceries. You know how you love that special sprouted bread from Whole Foods, but you still have to hit Costco for your Diet Coke fix? Let someone else collect the goods from Dominick’s, Whole Foods, Mariano's and Costco, and use the time you saved to cook dinner tonight. Delivery fees vary; $4 for orders of more than $35, delivered in less than two hours