Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: Medium

What’s What: Some people don’t want to park, some people don’t want to wait in lines, some people are just too busy. That’s where you come in.

Amava Take: When it comes to grocery shopping, people are becoming accustomed to having what they want come to them. If you’re an efficient and smart shopper, you can get paid to find just the right thing. Either through an app or directly for a store fielding online shopping requests, this is a flexible job that is often hiring.

From the front office:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?

Savvy shoppers who know their merchandise and can make choices quickly.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

If you’re working on an app and you have a substitution question, ask it!

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Usually you need to be available part-time at a minimum, but you can work more hours if you want to, particularly if you are working with an on-demand shopping app.

From the Trenches:

What’s the most satisfying part of the job?

I enjoy shopping and getting paid for it instead of spending money!

How would you describe the hard parts?

Lines. Parking. The regulars.

Have you ever been embarrassed buying a huge quantity of a particular item?

Nah, I’m a grown-up.

Special Requirements: Some jobs require a car and a driver’s license, others may be fulfilling client requests and shipping them out. Educationally, there are few requirements, but some grocery store experience could be helpful. Here’s an article that lays out the personal grocery shopper options that are available in most places.

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Finding a Position: Some companies advertise on their sites for shoppers and even encourage coordination with rideshare companies. Some ask you to have your own car, bags and upgraded smartphone. Some have no set time commitments.