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Have you noticed even services like Instacart, Peapod, and Fresh Direct struggle to offer enough grocery delivery slots? Getting a grocery delivery or pickup slot is like trying to get onto Ticketmaster to order front row Beyonce tickets.
A few reasons behind why grocery delivery time slots fill up almost instantaneously have come to light, and we’re here to help you fight fire with fire.
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Bots may be to blame for the lack of grocery delivery slots.
Those requests for delivery times may not be coming from humans, but from bots that are automatically tracking delivery schedules across various grocery stores and scooping up openings instantly.
Computer engineers, web developers, and even a data scientist have created these bots. Some created the bots for shoppers, like the elderly, who need help getting food. That’s all well and good, but what about the rest of us?
Beat the bots with a grocery pickup time slot tracker.
You’ve attempted to place orders at varying times of the day and night, you’ve enlisted the help of family members to try and order from different devices, and still no luck.
We say if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Get your own bot and jump right in! With Curb Run, you can check nearby stores about every five minutes for pickup times (this isn’t delivery, but it’s better than nothing!).
All you need to do is create a Curb Run grocery account, fill your online cart, sit back, and wait for the bot to message you about an available time slot.
The app works with numerous grocery chains including Kroger, Wegmans, Fry’s Giant Eagle, and Food Lion and is free to use!
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