SNAP benefits are available at certain convenience stores, some retail stores, and farmers markets. Walmart allows SNAP beneficiaries to do their grocery shopping either at home or in-store.
Apart from Walmart, Aldi, and Amazon are the stores that joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot in 2019. Most states offer this possibility for those who prefer it.
So that other grocery stores could join just like Walmart or Aldi, the USDA provided some funds to the National Grocers Association. In this way, independent grocers could take part in this SNAP online program.
Which company has also allowed SNAP beneficiaries to do their grocery shopping online?
Wegmans has recently announced that their customers could do their SNAP shopping online. From now on, they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer payments for Online orders just like Walmart.
There are two possibilities for SNAP beneficiaries. They can either do it on Wegmans‘ webpage or on their app. The more possibilities people have, the better prices they could certainly have.
There were many customers who wanted to be able to use their SNAP cards to make the payments they made online, said Erica Tickle, Wegman’s vice president of e-commerce.
Why is this step important?
It will be a way to improve people’s health since they could buy more nutritious food. Just like Aldi or Walmart’s customers were able to do it, it was unfair for those who could not do it at Wegmans. Free delivery for three orders is also available when using your EBT card.
Wegmans will help SNAP beneficiaries to find those items that are eligible through a filter. Otherwise, it could be difficult to tell the difference between them. Customers can either add their SNAP card to their account or just use it at the checkout.
Do not forget to get your credit or debit card ready to pay for those items that are not eligible for SNAP payments. Besides, you can also choose the amount to be charged to your credit. Having one more store to do their SNAP grocery shopping online will allow consumers to compare prices at Aldi, Walmart, Amazon, and from now on Wegmans.