Personal Shopping Service with out of state delivery?

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Personal Shopping Service with out of state delivery?

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Good question! Room for a start up I guess.

Perhaps contact a school in the area and see if there are kids looking for a “job”.

You might also google personal services in the area. I know where I like there are people who advertise those services. Look in yelp?
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Do you have a charge card that offers "Concierge Service"?
They may not do that - or they may - but if not, they may know "whom to contact" for such a service.

And yes, I'd also Google "personal shopper" and city/location.

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lgb wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:30 am Is there any existing service that has the ability to have someone from a different state, go to a local store and purchase some items on my behalf, they pack it up and ship it to me - where that person or the person they are working for can get paid some sort of fee I'm willing to pay?

Wanting to buy some clothes at a store that is out of state and far away and doesn't take phone orders and their online presence is minimal and doesn't include the items I'd like to buy. Seems you can only buy if I go to the store that is out of state - far away.

Is there some sort of 'Personal Shopper' service out there? I assume for those that are home bound for whatever reason - would like to have this option. I know online stores increase the options that could be available - but doesn't help in my scenario.

Basically - I want to buy more of what I bought out of state, but the store can't ship it to me nor take my order. I need someone local to apparently pay for it at the store and pick it up and then ship it to me. I would gladly pay a service fee to do this for items I can't get elsewhere.

What do we have as options??
Fiverr used to have people like this... seems to be more online services now. But perhaps you can dig in there and see if they still offer someone who will do it. Type keyword "Shopper" and you'll see some who may.

You could also hire someone from Care.com to do your shopping for you: https://www.care.com/personal-shopper

Dumpling.us does it for groceries, perhaps one of their personal shoppers can do it for clothes? https://shop.dumpling.us/
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lgb wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:30 am Wanting to buy some clothes at a store that is out of state and far away and doesn't take phone orders and their online presence is minimal and doesn't include the items I'd like to buy. Seems you can only buy if I go to the store that is out of state - far away.
Clothes are clothes. Seems like half the stores at a mall sell them. Assuming the store itself doesn't make them, why not find the manufacturer or distributor and buy them from someone else or locally?
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Taskrabbit lists shopping as one of the things they help with.
https://www.taskrabbit.com/

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PoppyA wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:35 am Perhaps contact a school in the area and see if there are kids looking for a “job”.
Really? No school is going to listen to an individual who calls up asking to be connected to a student looking to earn some extra cash by performing personal errands.

Try TaskRabbit or even Craigslist.
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ResearchMed wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:27 pm Do you have a charge card that offers "Concierge Service"?
They may not do that - or they may - but if not, they may know "whom to contact" for such a service.
More than likely, a credit card concierge service would not do the actual shopping for you, but I could see them researching personal shoppers in that area and sending you a list of personal shoppers to contact.
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