How To Get Trader Joe’s Delivered
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Trader Joe’s is like the Disneyland of grocery stores. OK, so maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but if you are a fan of all things TJ, you know that the retailer is ideal for foodies who love gourmet goodies, healthful fare and treats from around the world at budget-friendly prices.
With more than 500 locations across the entire U.S., there might not be a Trader Joe’s right in your neighborhood. But what if TJ’s could come to you instead?
While they don’t currently offer direct delivery or online ordering, there are a handful of ways in which you may be able to have your favorite Trader Joe’s food products brought to your front door. Below, we give the lowdown on services that used to deliver TJ’s products and other sites on which you may still be able to find your favorite foods.
Two delivery services, Envoy and Postmates, used to bring Trader Joe’s to your doorstep, however that is no longer the case. Envoy, which had serviced 10 states, closed at the end of 2019.
Perhaps best described as Uber-meets-personal-shopping-service, Postmates delivers from restaurants, drug stores and other retailers — but no longer from Trader Joe’s. This may or may not have something to do with Trader Joe’s policy around only selling their products in physical store locations.
“At times, and more so recently, we have been aware of our products being resold, often at exorbitant prices, in various places (online and elsewhere),” reads a statement on the TJ site. “This is done without our approval or authorization and outside the controls of our quality-minded supply chain. To be clear, we neither condone nor support the reselling of our products and do all we can to stop the practice.”
With that in mind, you can still find Trader Joe’s products online, but keep in mind they are being sold by third parties and do not have the retailer’s blessing to do so.
If you don’t have a TJ’s in your area and are mourning the closure or inaccessibility of the services above, you can always turn to the online retail giant to get your fix. There are pages upon pages of Trader Joe’s products on Amazon from third-party sellers, though — as TJ’s warns — the prices are often much higher than what you’d pay in-store. Still, if you are desperately craving their everything bagel seasoning or another TJ product and can’t get to a store, it may be worth the premium.
You can also find loads of Trader Joe’s wares — from spices and seasonings to cookies and tea to vitamins and body lotion — on the auction site. Like Amazon, TJ’s products are sold on eBay by third-party sellers, so shop with care.
3. New Store Request
While there are a few ways to have someone show up at your home with a package filled with Trader Joe’s goodness, there is nothing quite like strolling the aisles of a brick-and-mortar location. If there’s not a TJ’s close enough for your liking, you can complete an online form to request a new store in your city. Hey, if you get enough of your neighbors to submit forms, maybe they’ll hear your plea!