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
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.
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.
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*Batches subject to availability. Terms apply.
There are two distinct jobs with Instacart: full-service shoppers and in-store shoppers. Each has a variety of advantages and regulations.
Full-service shoppers use the Instacart outlet to buy and deliver orders for their consumers. These shopper jobs have lots of flexibility to select which batch you’d like to buy for and select the number of batches according to your choice.
The requirements for Instacart jobs are:
You should have technical knowledge so that you can use the app to accept and deliver orders to the customers. You should know how to operate a smartphone – both iOS and Android for Instacart jobs.
You must have a vehicle, which has insurance, and you must have a driver’s license to deliver the items.
Also, you must be healthy and fit for grocery delivery jobs so that you can lift and deliver 30+ pounds of groceries.
No, it is against Instacart's terms and policies for an Instacart shopper to have extra people with them while on duty. The company can restrict you from working if you are found to driving with someone else. Thus, no one else can drive with you while you are operating for Instacart.
Grocery delivery jobs won’t make you rich, but if you think of earning extra cash, then this is the best career. People who drive their own vehicle and looking for a side income can join the company.
Registering for Instacart jobs is very easy. If you sign up to become a shopper, you'll have to wait for your background screening, which can take up to one week. After that, it's up to you to schedule your onboard examination.
Instacart requires criminal background checks for all applicants. Before offering the candidates jobs, the company checks the criminal history, identity, past work, certifications of its candidates.
Yes, Instacart has an Instant cash-out method in shopper jobs where you don't have to wait every week to access your payment and can request a cash-out any time you want. After completing five batches, you can use Instant Cashout. You can cash out up to five times a day as long as you have some profits, the daily limit for this function is $3,000 per day. You can do so by clicking on the earnings page of your app and tap the cashout option.
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