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BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 18: A courier unloads Amazon packages during a delivery on June 18, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Amazon has expanded rapidly in Germany and now has at least 13 Amazon warehouses nationwide. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Being stuck a home during the pandemic lead many people to rely on delivery services, and now that  Americans have gotten used to getting their needs delivered, it doesn’t look like that’s going to end anytime soon.

A new LendingTree Survey finds:

  • 77% of Americans say they have used on-demand delivery services within the last year. That translates to more than 196 million Americans.
  • Retail services, like Amazon, was the most-used delivery service (51%), followed by:
    • Food (i.e. Door Dash) (45%)
    • Grocery (i.e InstaCart) (29%)
    • Transportation (i.e. Uber) (20%)
    • Meal Kit delivery (i.e. Hello Fresh) (13%
    • Medicine delivery (i.e. PillPack) (13%)

According to Lending Tree, the average person will spend about $2,000 a year on delivery services, or about $157 a month. Millennials spend the most, about $208 a month, while Baby Boomers only spend about $79 a month. 70% of folks say they are willing to spend extra, about $10 a week, on groceries if it helps them avoid going to a store. 37% would be willing to spend $50 a month on delivery fees. While 19% would be willing to spend $100 or more.

Even as things start going back to normal, many folks aren’t about to give up their delivery service dependence. I know I’m not. during the pandemic, I always said if I can’t get it through Target drive-up or on Amazon … I don’t need it!


Source: LendingTree

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