Beginning on September 15th, shoppers in Southeast Michigan will be able to use a smartphone app to order home delivery from Meijer stores.

Before you head to the app store, the service is only available at 25 Detroit-are Meijer locations -- for now. Meijer stores in Oakland County, as far north as Auburn Hills, are participating (see map below), but no plans for expansion into Genesee County have been announced.

The service requires use of the Shipt smartphone app, and a shipt subscription. The cost is $99 per year or $14 monthly. There's no delivery fee on orders over $35, and a $7 deliver fee is tacked on to orders under $35.

Linda Gobler, president and CEO of the Michigan Grocers Association tells the Detroit News that competition from online retailers such as Amazon is prompting brick and mortar companies to become more competitive.

“There’s a lot of competition, (and) you’ve also got an aging population who might not be able to drive. ... A lot of families are two-career families. People are looking for ways to make shopping easier.”

Southeast Michigan Meijer locations launching with Shipt on Sept. 15:

■ Auburn Hills, 800 Brown

■ Canton, 45001 Ford

■ Chesterfield Township, 27255 23 Mile

■ Clinton, 40455 S. Groesbeck Highway

■ Commerce, 1703 Haggerty Highway

■ Detroit, 1301 W. Eight Mile

■ Detroit, 21431 Grand River Ave.

■ Fraser, 34835 Utica

■ Lenox, 36865 26 Mile

■ Livonia, 13000 Middlebelt

■ Madison Heights, 1005 E. 13 Mile

■ Northville, 20401 Haggerty

■ Rochester Hills, 3175 Rochester

■ Rochester Hills, 3610 Marketplace Circle

■ Roseville, 30800 Little Mack

■ Royal Oak, 5150 Coolidge Highway

■ Shelby Township, 15055 Hall

■ Southfield, 28800 Telegraph

■ Sterling Heights, 36600 Van Dyke

■ Warren, 29505 Mound

■ Washington Township, 8401 26 Mile

■ Waterford, 4200 Highland

■ Westland, 37201 Warren

■ White Lake, 6001 Highland

■ Wixom, 49900 Grand River