Grocery Shopper - Instacart Jobs - Earn up to $13/hr! in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-10-17
Valid through: 2022-08-21

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 Instacart 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 language.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment will be 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 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. Driver jobs considers qualified individuals without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, veteran, disability status, or other categories protected by applicable law.

Instacart jobs also value providing prospective contractors with a fair chance to pursue opportunities. Instacart careers evaluates criminal histories in accordance with this value and is applicable to 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 careers considers individuals in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable Fair Chance ordinances.


1)Can a person make $100 a day with Instacart?

The advertisements of Instacart says that it's possible to make upto $25/h, through which you can easily conclude that it is possible to make $100 per day and much more than that as an Instacart shopper. An Instacart shopper can take breaks whenever they want. This break could be for 20 minutes or more. In this time period they don’t get any orders. So, it is clear that an Instacart shopper can easily make a living while only devoting his time and energy in driver jobs.

2)How do instacart shoppers work?

Full-service shoppers are independent contractors who get orders through the Instacart app, and it's up to them to accept or receive any order. And this decision of Instacart shoppers is based on the expected payout, location and many other factors. If an Instacart delivery driver accepts any order then he has to go to the particular store of customers’ wish, shop for groceries for them and finally deliver them at their doorstep.

3)Do Instacart drivers do shopping?

Yes, Instacart delivery drivers are also Instacart shoppers but not always because Instacart hires two different shoppers-

  • Full-service shopper.
  • In-store shopper.

The role of a Full-service shopper is to deliver the groceries ordered by the customers at their doorstep (either working on a Part-time basis or Full-time basis). And In-store shoppers look after all the necessary items which are in the store and look after them.

4)Do Instacart shoppers have to wait in line?

Well, it totally depends on the location in which an Instacart delivery driver is operating. In some cases Instacart delivery drivers also face a dedicated staging area which makes it difficult for them to make deliveries.

Sometimes Instacart shoppers skip lines in order to make deliveries on time. But, in some stores there is a hard and fast rule that Instacart shoppers can only shop when there’s no general public inside the store. Plus they checkout at a separate place and are also given prepaid mastercards for making payments fast.

5)Do Instacart shoppers go upstairs?

Instacart shoppers can go up to the apartment complexes to deliver the order at the customer's doorstep. However they do not go up a flight of stairs inside the customers home in order to maintain privacy and to avoid them from any kind of allegations.

However, customers have the option in the app to select leave at my doorstep, if they want a contactless delivery. Nowadays, most customers are opting for contactless delivery. Which makes it mandatory for a shopper to keep in mind all the hygiene factors while delivering groceries to the Instacart customers.

6)Can shoppers use self checkouts?

Yes, they can use self-checkouts but Instacart advises them to use manned checkouts so that they can make the deliveries faster. Moreover, Instacart also provides mastercards to its shoppers for making faster payments and saving their time in the process of payment.

New shoppers can get their cards within 5-7 business days. Shoppers also have an option to pick up a card, based on the location.


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