ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Online Grocery Shopping

Updated on March 29, 2016

Utilizing Online Shopping

Our local Weis Markets has recently begun accepting online orders for groceries. I admit I was skeptical right out of the gate. I felt like I was not worthy of the convenience of online grocery shopping. Until a friend who has a similar lifestyle to mine did it.

I began by opening my web browser and going to the Weis Markets website. I found my local grocery store and clicked on the "online shopping" tab. My life would be changed forever.

The first time I ordered our groceries online I made the mistake of not making myself a list first of what we needed. It is impossible to go through each and every department searching when you aren't sure what you want to buy. It would take you forever. It's best to go in with a game plan. There is also a checkbox to allow substitutions if that particular store didn't have what you were looking for. I failed to check this box off. I wanted everything exactly as I had it on my list. This was not realistic. Half of the groceries we requested were not in the bags when we got home. It turns out they didn't carry these particular items in this Weis store, so they just moved down the list to the items they did have. But no one told us this information. So we got home and realized half of our food was not there.

From that point on, I always make sure I check off that little box to ensure that if whatever it is I asked for is not in that store, something similar is provided. The store usually calls just to make sure the substitutions are okay which I am very grateful for.


It's convenient.

You can keep track of how much you are spending more efficiently than if you were in the actual grocery store. This way you can look at your cart and say, "ok, my goal was to keep it under $100, what should I remove from the cart to keep my cost where I need it"?

If you have small children it makes shopping much easier as you don't have to take them out of the car!

The Weis staff bring the groceries right out to your car!

If you are disabled this could be very helpful!

It's time efficient for a busy person!

It limits your "impulse buys"!

It limits your interaction with germs that cause cold and flu viruses! (As the mom of a preemie this is HUGE!)

The cost to utilize the online shopping is nominal.

If you spend over $150 the online shopping fee is waived.

You don't interact with many people (to some this is a pro)


You can't directly choose your produce.

Every store does not always carry the same items, so you may have to get a different brand, size of item etc.

You can't browse around eliminating the "oh, I forgot to put this on my list" issue.

I'm not yet sure how you use coupons when doing this online shopping program.

You lose the exercise of walking around the store.

Less interaction with other people.

Online Shopping

Would you utilize the online grocery shopping tool after reading this blog?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)