Holiday shopping is stressful in the best of times, but with the COVID-19 pandemic still a major concern, this year it’s more of an issue than ever. Thankfully, an incredible, LOCAL service is here to save the day (and your holidays!).
Bradenton’s Black Market Personal Shopper Services will do all of your shopping for you. Whether you need grocery items or you want to skip a trip to the pet store, office supply store, big-box, liquor store, or even warehouse stores like Sam’s and Costco, they’ll take care of it for you!
Owner Tameka Fountaine originally started out shopping for the big-name competitors, hoping to make some extra money for the holidays. However, she quickly found that the model these companies used had some room for improvement.
Always having had a passion for shopping, she decided to launch her own business with extra services and lower price points. Since 2018, she’s been providing shopping and delivery services to residents in Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto, and the surrounding areas including AMI, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Ellenton, Parish, and Venice.
Transparent Pricing Formula
If you’ve ever ordered from companies like Shipt or Instacart, you know that they set their own prices for grocery items. You’ll pay an upcharge on most of the items you buy, as well as a delivery fee and/or a membership fee. While BOGO offers may appear on their sites, regular sale prices rarely apply.
Black Market is different. They don’t add an upcharge to any of your items. Instead, you’ll pay a flat percentage based on how much you spend at each store. They’re happy to honor the prices listed in the store’s weekly ad, in fact, the ads are conveniently posted right on her site. When your order is delivered, you’ll receive the physical receipt so you can confirm the actual price you paid for each item. This transparent pricing formula is a huge advantage!
A Full Range of Services
Black Market offers a wide range of shopping and delivery services, local restaurant pick-up and delivery, and special holiday services. Here’s a closer look.
Shopping and Delivery
Tameka has a passion for customer service and loves tailoring the experience to each customer’s unique needs. Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Do you follow a keto or gluten-free diet? Or maybe you’re a diabetic or watching your sodium intake? Tameka is an expert at shopping for dietary restrictions!
She also has an amazing attention to detail and a knack for picking out the freshest products. When you order from Black Market, you know that your shopping is always done by the same person and your items will be packaged perfectly so they arrive in impeccable condition.
The stores she currently shops at include:
- ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
- The Fresh Market
- Sam’s Club
- Sprout’s Farmer’s Market
- Total Wine
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
If you don’t see the store you’re looking for on the list, give her a call. She’s happy to shop at any store in Manatee or Sarasota County. You also don’t need to have your own membership for BJs, Costco, or Sam’s Club — she’ll take care of that for you.
You’re welcome to place an order for a single store or multiple stores and receive one convenient delivery.
Restaurant Pick-Up & Delivery
Craving take-out but don’t want to drive to the restaurant? Skip Uber Eats and the like and call Black Market instead! While many of these delivery services charge the restaurant up to 1/3 of the price of your order (in addition to what you pay!) Tameka doesn’t charge the restaurant at all.
Choose her service and you’re supporting both her and your favorite restaurant owner at the same time!
Shop, Wrap, and Deliver
Just in time for the holidays, Black Market introduces Shop, Wrap, and Deliver. Forget fighting for parking, dealing with crazy crowds, and then getting home and having to stash your gifts until you can get around to wrapping them. Instead, place your order with Black Market and she’ll go buy them, wrap them, and deliver them to your home or to your gift recipeint’s home.
Need to send things out of town? She’ll also shop, wrap, and ship! You choose whether you want to use UPS, FedEx, or the postal service, provide the addresses, and she’ll do the rest!
Have little ones at home who like to snoop for their gifts? Guess what — Black Market will also shop -wrap- store- and deliver! That’s right, she’ll hold onto your gifts for you and deliver them wrapped and ready to go on December 23rd!
How it Works
It’s easy to get started with Black Market Personal Shopper Services. Start by visiting the Black Market Personal Shopper Services website and downloading the app. Then choose your store and delivery option. Text or email your shopping list — or use the app to browse products by category and add items to your list.
If you have any special requests or instructions, you can easily leave a note. Then, you’ll schedule your delivery date and time and add your tip. Add your delivery address and confirm your order. You’ll want to make sure you stand by in case there are any questions, and that you’re available to accept your delivery at the designated time. That’s it!
Support Local This Holiday Season!
Black Market Personal Shopper Services is currently accepting both regular and holiday shopping orders. If you’re looking for a Black Friday shopper, you’ll want to get your order in right away!
Excited to try it out? Head over to Discover Bradenton’s Ultimate Shop Local Holiday Guide (page 11) where you’ll find an EXCLUSIVE offer for a $10 flat delivery fee on your first purchase! (Hint, the details are on page 11 of the guide). When you place your order, make sure to tell her you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!