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What is Instacart?
Instacart is a grocery delivery and pickup service that partners with popular retailers like Costco, CVS, and Petco to get you the food and supplies you need without ever having to leave your home. You can order online or through the Instacart app, and an Instacart shopper will hand-pick and deliver your items.
With the app, you can get your groceries delivered or picked up on your schedule, whether that's within an hour, or up to a week in advance. Plus, you can choose from a wide selection of retailers, so you're sure to find everything you need in one place.
Instacart is a convenient, cost-effective way to get your groceries delivered or picked up. Whether you're feeding a family of four or living alone, Instacart can help you save time and money.
As an Instacart shopper, you'll be responsible for picking up customers' orders from their local grocery stores and delivering them to their homes.
It may sound like a lot of work, but it's actually a pretty easy gig. Most of the time, you'll just be walking around the store collecting items from various departments.
The best part about being an Instacart shopper is that you get to set your own hours. You can work as little or as much as you want, and there's no need to commit to any set schedule. That means you can work around your other obligations without having to worry about fitting in shifts at the store.
If you're looking for a gig that allows you to be your own boss and set your own hours, then Instacart shopping may be a good fit for you.
The process is pretty simple: customers place orders through the Instacart app or website, and then shoppers like you pick up the items from the store and deliver them to the customer's door. Payment is processed through the app, and shoppers get to keep 100% of their tips.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you're thinking of becoming a shopper. First, you'll need access to a reliable vehicle. You'll also need to be comfortable lifting heavy bags of groceries (up to 50 lbs). And finally, you should be familiar with the stores in your area so that you can efficiently pick up and deliver orders.
If you think you've got what it takes, sign up here. Once you're approved, you can start shopping!
Here are some tips on how to be a great Instacart shopper
Read the order carefully before you start shopping
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is important to make sure that you understand exactly what the customer has ordered before you start picking out their groceries. This will help you avoid any mistakes and will make the shopping process go more smoothly.
Be efficient in your shopping
Instacart shoppers are given a set amount of time to complete each order, so it is important to be efficient in your shopping. Try to plan your route through the store so that you can quickly and easily find all of the items on the customer's list.
Pay attention to detail
When you are scanning items at the store, pay close attention to detail to make sure that you are scanning the correct items and quantities. This will help avoid any errors when the customer's order is being delivered.
Be friendly and polite
It is important to be friendly and polite when you are interacting with customers, as this will help create a positive experience for them. If you have any questions about an order, be sure to ask in a polite way so that the customer feels comfortable answering.
Follow all store policies
When you are shopping at a store on behalf of a customer, it is important to follow all of the store's policies. This includes things like not taking shortcuts through restricted areas or leaving items behind in the cart when you are finished shopping.
Be careful with fragile items
When packing up a customer's order, be careful with fragile items so that they do not break during delivery. If an item does break, be sure to contact customer service so that they can arrange for a replacement or refund for the customer.
- At least 18 years old.
- Eligible to work in the United States.
- Consistent access to a vehicle.
- Consistent access to and be able to effectively use a recent smartphone (iPhone 6s / Android 5.0 or newer)
- Ability to lift 50 lbs with or without accommodation.