Shipt Door from the Garage to the Pantry!

IMG_8713Ok, I know I’m dedicated to bringing you all things tech…but this next post isn’t something specifically about technology, but it would fall under the category of innovative and so that’s why I’m including a post on it here.  Additionally, it brings to light a new technology that is available that is changing how households are doing shopping everywhere!

What pre-tell might I be speaking a out?  I’m talking about og-imgShipt…a shopping service that was started in 2014 in Alabama but has expanded to over 240 cities and is adding more everyday.  The entire premise of this service technology is to bring ease and convenience to your life and your household.  Simply sign up for the service (you get a 2 week free trial when you first sign up to try it out), use their shipt_screensuper easy app to enter your shopping list and local shoppers in your area will do all of the shopping leg work for you.

You have the option of choosing one of two plans currently, either an annual $99 plan that works out to as little as $8.25/month or you can choose monthly at $14/month.  You then enter your shopping list and can get same day delivery of your goods….sometimes in as little as 1 hour!  meijer-delivered-by-shipt

The beauty of this system is that you also receive FREE deliver on shopping orders of $35 or more.  Currently in the Greater Grand Rapids Area where I live, you can get items from Meijer or Target through Shipt, but there are many more targetshiptservices that are cropping up as we are constantly looking for ways to add more time and convenience into our days.  To learn more about Shipt, visit their website at www.shipt.com.

Now that brings me to the feature in our recent Parade of Homes house by Miles Builders that I was hoping to speak to you about.  IMG_8731It was the cool little feature in the garage that, besides the awesome cars was creating quite the buzz….it was the “Shipt-Door” as we affectionately called it.  It was a cute little 24″x24″ double IMG_8705door from the garage directly into the pantry.  We called it the “Shipt-Door” because although the builder’s thoughts originally were just to give the homeowner a convenient pass through from the garage to the pantry for their groceries….we thought, with the technology that we provided in the garage that we spoke about in our last post HERE, that this door would be PERFECT for Shipt deliveries!

With having remote access to open and close that garage with MyQ from LiftMaster, the camera system from Hikvision and this “Shipt-Door”, the homeowner could easily order IMG_8744their groceries from anywhere in the world on the Shipt app and when the delivery arrived, they could easily allow their Shipt shopper access to the garage, watch them come in, IMG_8741open the door to the pantry and deliver the groceries and be on their way.  The home owner could easily see the entire transaction transpire from the Hikvision app on their phone.  By just offering access to the pantry, they homeowner still has the ability to maintain their privacy of not letting anyone in the house by making sure that both their garage service door to the house and the pantry door were locked.  The Shipt Shopper would only have access to the garage and the “Shipt-Door” to make deliveries directly to the pantry.  When the homeowner arrived home, their shopping would be complete.

IMG_8738To learn more about this gorgeous custom home, feel free to contact Miles Builders or check out future blog posts here.  To learn more about adding technology like cameras and MyQ to your garage to make using services like Shipt easier and more convenient for you, feel free to contact me at TruMedia or check out my website or Facebook or Instagram.  If you have any ideas or suggestions about technology you’d like to see me review, feel free to send me a message.

2018 Fall Parade of Homes with Miles Builders

It’s that time of year again…the Grand Rapids Home Builders Fall Parade of Homes has kicked off and I am excited to share with you a unique perspective of house #21.  I partnered with Miles Builders on this project as their Technology Designer, so not only will you see an absolutely GORGEOUS custom home, you will be privy to a behind the scenes look at all of the technology that we used in the space.

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This beautiful modern inspired home is located in Byron Center and has one of a kind views.  It boasts over 6,400 square feet of pure luxury!  IMG_8835 There are dynamic contrasting colors, a variety of textures and modern touches that make this home a show stopper…and don’t even get IMG_8849me started on the technology!

Don Miles at Miles Builders knew that in order for this custom built spec home to exude the elegance that his potential buyers were going to demand he needed to consult with a Technology Designer and thats when he contacted me and my team at TruMedia.

We worked together to create a clean, modern and welcoming space using technology to bring the family together and to make sure that the potential owners would be prepared for additional technology in the future.

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Each day this week I am going to showcase a different room in the home on the blog and will be offering you a more in depth view of these rooms in the form of video on my YouTube channel, Instagram TV, Facebook Page and IMG_8853Instagram Page at both @TruTechInsights and @TruMediaHome.  I hope you’re willing to come along on this journey with me as I introduce you to this magnificent home and if you have any questions for either me or Don Miles, the builder, feel free to shoot me a message and I’ll be happy to get you an answer.  If you have a piece of technology that you’d like to know more about or to have me review, send me a suggestion and I’ll see what I can do to accommodate.

Thanks for joining me on this journey…I can’t wait to show you more!