Instacart Shopper - Delivery Driver - Now Hiring! in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-09-25
Valid through: 2022-07-27


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

Instacart is the 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 country.
  • 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 was 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 status, 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. For all individuals seeking to provide services, Instacart considers individuals in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable Fair Chance ordinances.

*Batches subject to availability. Terms apply.


1. How to sign up as an Instacart shopper?

To become an Instacart shopper you will have to :

  • Create an account on the shopper’s version of the Instacart portal.
  • Download the app from your App Store and complete the sign-up.
  • Consent to a background check.
  • Once approved, you can begin shopping.

2. What will my payment be like?

The payment at Instacart for shoppers depends on factors like role types.

The payment for a full-service shopper depends on the quantity and type of items, the distance, and the effort of the order. The app displays earnings for every order and the total earnings for a week. Bonuses and promotions account for extra earnings depending upon the involvement of the shopper. Tips are an additional benefit.

In-store shoppers receive hourly pay and work up to 29 hours each week on shifts during which they are available.

3. How long will my background check take?

Having consented to a background check at Instacart as a shopper, the company completes the check within ten working days or earlier than that.

Due to the temporary closure of courts, the background check might be delayed. But generally, the checks are quick and results are announced within ten days.

4. How do I pay for the things I shop for?

Instacart sends over a payment card to the mail of every shopper 5-7 days after signing up as one. You can use this card at the checkout register at every store to pay for every order you purchase.

5. Will you get any compensation for the fuel and gas?

An Instacart shopper works as an independent contractor and requires to use his/her own vehicle for delivery and is responsible for his/her own fuel charges and vehicle maintenance. You won''t get any compensation from the company for such purposes except for the payment for orders or deliveries.

6. Will I get payment even if I don''t get any orders?

Payment at Instacart depends on the role of the shopper. A full-time shopper will not be paid unless for an order that he/she picks up and delivers. An in-store shopper however gets pay per hour basis and will receive payment even with zero orders.

7. Can I bring my kid while I shop?

Instacart does not encourage bringing along another person while shopping for or delivering an order. You can''t do so but in case of any emergency, you can contact the support team who will help you.

8. Will I receive bonuses frequently?

Instacart provides a variety of bonuses like referral bonuses which require your referral to sign up as a shopper and complete 40 hours of shopping. A rating among the top 25 shoppers in your zone will also bring you bonus amounts every week. The top five shoppers receive interesting performance bonuses.

9. Can I access my payment whenever I want?

Yes, Instacart has a new instant cash-out method where you don''t have to wait every week to access your payment and can request a cash-out any time you want. You can do so when you click on the Earnings page of your shopper app and tapping the cashout option.


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