Flexible Schedule - Shop and Deliver - Instacart Jobs! in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-09-24
Valid through: 2022-07-26

Start earning quickly. It's more flexible than working part-time.

Instacart is the North American leader in online groceries (and so much more) from a huge number of stores. Our technology aims to make grocery delivery effortless and accessible to everyone. Full-service shoppers select orders through an app on their smartphone, shop the orders in a nearby store, and then deliver them to the customer's door.

  • Start earning quickly
  • Shop on your schedule
  • Get paid weekly, with the option to cash out instantly
  • Earn tips for good service
  • Redeem special earnings promotions, as available

Basic requirements:

  • At least 18 years old (21+ to deliver alcohol)
  • Eligible to work in the USA
  • Consistent access to a vehicle and a recent smartphone
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs with or without accommodation
  • Knowledge of French and English

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment provided

Additional information:

Shopping on the Instacart platform is great for anyone looking for flexible, seasonal, entry-level, weekend, weekday, after-school, or temporary opportunities. As an Instacart Full Service Shopper, you can work more flexibly than a part-time job.

Anybody is welcome to sign-up, but you’ll likely be a great fit if you already provide services as a personal shopper or are involved in the grocery or transportation industries -- jobs like couriers, drivers, truck drivers, professional drivers, taxi drivers, and food delivery drivers will all have readily cross-applicable skills.

Instacart is committed to diversity and providing equal opportunities for independent contractors. Instacart considers qualified individuals without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, veteran, disability status, or other categories protected by applicable law.

Instacart also values providing prospective contractors with a fair chance to pursue opportunities. Instacart evaluates criminal histories by this value and applicable local, state, and federal laws, and tailors any consideration of criminal histories to the requirements of the contract engagement sought. For all individuals seeking to provide services in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, Instacart considers individuals in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable Fair Chance ordinances.

Batches are subject to availability. Terms apply.


1)What are the requirements for using Instacart as a shopper?

You must meet a few prerequisites before becoming a Shopper. Apply Now

  • To work in the United States, you must be at least 18 years old and legal. (You must be at least 21 years old to accept alcohol orders.)
  • A good smartphone with the service of Instacart app(iPhone 5 / Android 4.4 or newer)
  • A valid driver's license, a safe vehicle, and auto insurance are all required.
  • You'll need to lift 30-40 pounds.
  • For Covid-19 precautions, Instacart also offers personal protective equipment.

2)How much do Instacart shoppers can earn?

The amount of money you can make with Instacart depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • hours you work,
  • the number of orders you fill,
  • the size and difficulty of the orders you fill,
  • the driving distance you travel, and
  • the location tips you receive
  • An order including cases of water bottles or large bags of dog food should cost more than a lighter-weight one.)

With each order that appears on your phone, you'll get an estimate of your earnings. Your overall profits for the week are also tracked by the shopper app.

3)What is the best way to shop for a customer's order?

Once you've accepted an order, navigate to the store to begin shopping. When you get to the store, you can open the Instacart app and pull up your shopping list for that particular trip, checking off each item as you place it in your basket. Because it may tell you which aisle specific things are in, the app can help you shop more efficiently. If you can't find an item or it's out of stock, you can recommend a substitute that the consumer can approve via the app. You can also complain that the item is missing from the store.

4)How Do You Schedule Instacart Hours?

  • You can download the Instacart Shopper app and plan your work hours once you've been approved as a Full-Service Shopper.
  • Working for Instacart has the advantage of allowing you to set your own hours. In any given week, sign up for as many or as few hours as you want to work.
  • Choose your hours on Instacart
  • Simply label yourself unavailable on such days if you require a day or a week off.
  • You have control over your timetable, but it does not regular, this could be a disadvantage.

5)Interested in becoming an Instacart shopper, But How to apply?

The application process for Instacart is really simple. It only takes a few minutes to complete the initial online application. Apply Now!

You'll need to do the following to finish it:

  • Fill in the blanks with essential personal information like your name and address.
  • Indicate whether you have access to a car on a regular basis.
  • Fill in your phone number.
  • Schedule an in-person interview, which lasts about two hours and includes an orientation and a skills test.
  • When you apply for a shopper, Instacart may or may not have in-person hiring sessions scheduled in your area.

6)Is becoming an Instacart shopper worthwhile?

Anyone prepared to work for a living should consider shopping for Instacart as a side gig. It's also potential full-time employment in big areas.

In comparison to other gig economy participants, Instacart shoppers can do fairly well with hard work and a little luck. That isn't to argue that Instacart is for everyone. Before you join up, be sure you understand the compromises that come with being an independent contractor. As well as the very real expense of vehicle wear and strain.


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