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

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-09-28
Valid through: 2022-07-29


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 in accordance with this value and applicable local, state, and federal laws, and tailors any consideration of criminal histories to the requirements of the contract engagement sought. Instacart considers individuals in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable Fair Chance ordinances. Batches are subject to availability. Terms apply.


1)To be a full-service shopper with Instacart, who can apply?

Apply now to be a full-service shopper with Instacart jobs in your area. Instacart career gives you the chance to earn a good amount of money by doing shopping for customers.

Full-Service Shoppers can work as many hours as they like during the week. To be an Instacart shopper, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to work as a shopper (21 years to deliver alcohol).
  • Possessing the capacity to work in the United States
  • To use the Instacart app, you must have a smartphone with Android 5.0 or later, or iOS 9 or later.
  • Have a registered and insured car.
  • You must be able to lift at least 30 pounds or more.
  • Follow the food safety recommendations provided by Instacart.

2)Is Instacart conducting a background check on delivery drivers?

Instacart is looking for full-service shoppers at various locations. Apply Now!

  • At the time of applying for these job positions, Every applicant must submit a background check.
  • For those eligible, a background check provides an equal and fair opportunity. Individual criminal records are examined using all available local, state, and federal laws.
  • It also investigates an applicant's driving record.
  • A background check takes an average of ten days to complete.
  • Go to the Instacart shopper app or website to see how far your background check has progressed.

3)How do you organize your work time as an Instacart Full-Service Shopper?

When Full-service Shoppers accept an order delivery. They are responsible for selecting and collecting groceries from the store. The order is then delivered to the customer using their personal vehicle. These shoppers work as freelancers.

You can sign up for specific hours to decide your weekly work schedule after you have an Instacart account. Shifts are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and you may choose multiple shifts in a day. Experienced shoppers may have early access to the hours for the upcoming week.

4)As a full-service shopper, How should I shop for a customer's order?

After you've accepted an order, go to the store to start shopping. When you arrive at the store, open the Instacart app and access your shopping list for that trip, ticking off each item as you place it in your basket.

The app can help you shop more effectively because it can inform you which aisle-specific items are in. If you can't find an item or it's out of stock, you can suggest a substitution that the customer can approve through the app. You can also express your dissatisfaction with the fact that the item is missing from the store.

5)How can Shoppers accept batches for delivery on the Instacart platform?

When your shift starts, you'll open the Instacart Shopper app and get notifications of impending batches.

The notification contains the relevant information about the order, which includes:

  • A map displaying your current location as well as the delivery address
  • Profits expected, including digital tips
  • The total number of items in the order
  • Total distance traveled
  • If the order calls for heavy lifting,
  • You'll have four minutes to accept an order, and the app will ding you every four minutes to remind you. You can choose to accept it or ignore it.


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