Home Depot is arguably the largest commercial and residential hardware store in the United States. The only problem is that as popular as it is, the lines can be incredibly long!
So, I’ve recently got a lot of questions from followers asking, “Does Home Depot deliver?”
Home Depot does deliver and has been doing so long before the pandemic. You can order almost any item that’s stocked in your local Home Depot store, or you can even order individual items and have them shipped directly to you.
If you’ve never ordered from Home Depot before and you’re wondering how exactly it works (and if it’s worth it), then this post is for you! Today, I’ll do my best to answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Home Depot orders. So, if you’re a residential homeowner or a commercial contractor, you may have just found the easiest way to order materials
Let’s be honest, there are plenty of other hardware stores you could shop at… But, the reason why Home Depot is so legit is that they literally have everything you could ever need. Need a new drill? No problem. Need to buy some flowers for mom? No problem. Need to build an entire mini-home in your backyard? Again, no problem.
During the 2020 pandemic, many businesses that had never previously delivered started to offer delivery services. It was the only way for these businesses to stay in business and keep their employees and customers safe. However, Home Depot is one of the few companies that is not new to delivery. In fact, they’ve been doing it for some time now!
So, what are some of the advantages of getting Home Depot products delivered? Here are some of the top reasons to consider it:
- No long waits in line (which Home Depot is notorious for).
- Get heavy items (such as Home Depot carpets) delivered straight to your door, without having to rent a big truck.
- Avoid proximity to COVID-positive individuals (which is important with this new Delta variant).
- Save time driving to and from the store.
- Look up and order exactly what you want (no more searching for an associate to ask them where that one specific tool is).
These are just a few of the reasons why I’ve found myself ordering online more than I ever did in the past. I’m sure if you stop and think, you can come up with even more reasons to order online yourself!
So, that being said, how exactly does Home Depot delivery work? Here’s how to place your delivery order:
- Create an account on www.HomeDepot.com.
- Set your local zip code to find your local store (items that aren’t locally available may take longer to ship).
- Using the search bar at the top of Home Depot’s site, find all of the items you need and add them to the cart.
- When you’re ready to checkout, add your payment information, shipping address, and select the best available date for your order to be delivered!
Here’s an example from my own life…
For the past few months, I’ve been meaning to patch up a few leaky spots on my roof. However, I procrastinated because I really didn’t want to hop in my car and drive 45 minutes away to the closest Home Depot (which also happens to be the only hardware store near my small town).
So, I decided enough was enough. I logged into my HD online account, added a piece of roofing-grade plywood, some roofing nails, new shingles, and a tube of roof sealant to my cart. Since the local store had everything in-stock, I was able to get it all delivered within 3 business days and fix my roof that same weekend.
You can also get Home Depot products delivered directly to a job site. This can be incredibly useful if you’re doing a big contracting job and you need to order bulky materials like Home Depot paint, lumber, cinderblocks, or those infamous back-breaking bags of concrete!
It saves you valuable time on the job and allows you to order all of your materials in one go, instead of having to go back and forth to the store to grab something you forgot.
You can also order extra-large items directly to your door as well. Last month, my neighbor got an entire pre-fabricated mini-home delivered straight to his backyard! My own father got his dream tool shed delivered right to his farm recently as well.
Thankfully, I’ve never received any damaged items from a Home Depot online order.
However, I do know a couple of other contractors who have received an order with some cracked cinderblocks or open cans of paint that needed to be returned. Thankfully, your order is under warranty while it’s being transported, which means you can replace any broken, warped, or damaged items that get delivered.
However, after they’ve been delivered and signed-off on, the order is your responsibility. This means that if somebody comes up and steals a $200 tool while you’re not looking, it won’t be covered by the warranty.
Home Depot delivery is actually very inexpensive. For small orders, customers will receive free shipping on all orders over $45. If you order less than $45, then you’ll pay a standard amount based on your zip code, the closest store, and the weight of the items.
For larger orders (such as home appliances or large lumber orders), Home Depot typically charges an additional delivery fee. However, their fees are still cheaper than some of the other lumber companies I’ve worked with in the past.
At the end of the day, if you’re trying to get building materials or tools delivered to direct to your doorstep or job site, you can’t go wrong with Home Depot. The best part is that all of your items will be 100% covered under warranty while being delivered, which means that you won’t have to spend hours on the phone with a customer service rep to return and replace a damaged item.
The next time you need to complete a small job around the house or you’re ordering building materials for a contracting job, I definitely recommend checking them out!