Tips are more important than you might think, not only does it give extra earnings to people who do a great job but it also reminds them about the good service they are giving, which inspires them to do even better; so tips help the customer-employee ecosystem grow and improve.
Grocery delivery is now very common these days, and with these types of services also comes a lot of independent contractors that are looking to make an extra buck, or even make a living with deliveries.
Shipt is one of these services, and as such, Shipt shoppers need to make the most out of their job which includes time and paying for gas. So, do they accept tips like any other grocery delivery service?
Does Shipt Accept Tips?
Yes, Shipt accepts tips and Shipt shoppers keep 100% of the tip amount given. In many cases, Shipt shoppers make the majority of their money from tips, so they are always looking to give great service and push the boundaries to earn more.
Tips are optional, and sometimes it may be confusing to know how to tip or how much should be ok, so if you want to know more about the process of tipping your Shipt shopper then keep reading to find out more….
Do Shipt Shoppers Know If You Tip?
Yes, Shipt shoppers are aware of which customers tip after completing the order, all they have to do is check the app and they can see how much was the tip if there was one.
Shoppers can see the receipt which includes the total cost, and the tip (with the exact amount that was tipped).
How Do I Add Tips to Shipt?
If you want to show your appreciation by leaving a tip for your Shipt shopper, you have to follow these steps:
- Once you’ve already received your order and paid for it, you need to go to the Shipt app.
- Then, a screen should appear and give you the option to rate and tip.
- If you don’t see the option, then you have to go to “Orders”, and find the order where you want to tip.
- There you will see the option to leave a tip and rate the shopper.
- You can also use the link sent via email with your receipt to tip and rate the Shipt shopper.
Can I Tip In Cash?
Yes, you can tip your Shipt shopper in cash when he arrives. Most people prefer tipping through the app but cash is completely acceptable and some Shipt shoppers may even prefer it.
Can I Tip Before Getting My Order?
You can give an early tip if you wish, you just have to choose the option during the checkout process.
Keep in mind that if you do this, shoppers won’t be able to see the tips until two hours later after delivery.
You can also change the tip after the order is complete.
How Much Should I Tip My Shipt Shopper?
This is one of the most common questions online, and the short answer is that it’s all up to you as a customer.
However, if you want the long answer, it is recommended that you tip at least 15% of the cost of your order, and if you feel like the shopper deserves a bit more for great service or a long drive to your home then you can tip 20%.
There are no rules or laws that tell you how much you need to tip but considering that Shipt shoppers only make $5 per order and 7.5% of the receipt total, then 15% makes a good minimum amount for a tip.
This is also a good way for customers to not think about it too much and always have an idea of how much they need to tip without feeling bad or too generous.
What If I Don’t Tip?
If you were wondering about consequences for tipping or not tipping, don’t worry, there are none when it comes to ratings, quality of service, or anything like that.
The only thing involved in tips is showing your gratitude to Shipt shoppers by helping them with compensation for a great service, and if you feel like they don’t deserve a tip or you can’t at the moment, there is no need to worry, in the end, tips are completely optional.
Shipt shoppers also can’t rate customers, rating only goes one way, so a shopper won’t give you a bad rating for not tipping.
The most important thing is, to be honest as a customer and do what feels right, whether it’s by tipping or giving a rating.
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Whenever you feel like you don’t know if you should tip or how much you should tip, just keep in mind three important things. Shipt shoppers make most of their earnings from tips, as the base payment is not that amazing.
Try to keep the tips within 15% to 20% of the order’s cost Finally be honest and do what feels right to you and your shopper.
Now you know how to tip and you have a few ideas on how to deal with the process so enjoy your Shipt shopping experience and tip whenever you can to express your gratitude!