Instacart shopper Jobs - Hiring Immediately in New York, New York

New York, NY, 10002
Posted: 2021-06-14
Valid through: 2022-04-14

Instacart is a North American leader in grocery delivery and is one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. With each day, Instacart is hiring more and more people for the role of Shopper. You can shop from various stores and deliver the orders to make some extra money. Instacart includes both In-store Shopper and Full Service Shopper. For both roles, there are different requirements and responsibilities. The basic differences between an In-Store Shopper and a Full-Service Shopper are very simple.

Full-service shopper

Full-service shoppers are independent contractors and they use the Instacart platform to shop and deliver the products ordered by their customers. The role of a full-service shopper has lots of flexibility—you choose which batches you’d like to shop, with no limit on how many batches you can fulfill.

Following are the basic requirements to be fulfilled as a full-service shopper —

  • If you want to be a shopper, your minimum age should be 18.
  • You must pass the eligibility criteria to work in the U.S.
  • A smartphone with Android 5.0 or later, iOS 9 or later is required.
  • A functioning, registered vehicle in the name of the shopper.
  • Legitimate Vehicle insurance, under your name.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Physically fit and healthy enough to lift 30+ pounds.
  • Following Instacart’s food safety policies and protocols.
  • In-store shopper

    In-store shoppers are Instacart employees who are supposed to shop and stage the orders in a store at a time. This role requires part-time shoppers to work scheduled shifts, which requires them to work up to 29 hours per week. Car is not a prerequisite for this role.

    Want to be an in-store shopper, Here are the requirements for the role —

  • You should not be below the age of 18 years.
  • Scheduled shifts up to 29 hours a week.
  • You must fulfill the eligibility criteria to work in the U.S.
  • A smartphone with Android 5.0 or later, iOS 9 or later is required.
  • You must be physically fit to lift 30+ pounds.
  • Communication skills.
  • Following Instacart’s food safety policies and protocols is necessary.
  • Instacart is looking for dedicated people to join the delivery team who will thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment, and bring new skills and ideas to the diverse workplace. For this role, the basic requirement is a valid license with a car in good condition. Apply today!

    What are the responsibilities of a shopper?

  • You have to go through the order details and avail the maximum ordered products as possible.
  • You have to use the app and accept the batch to be delivered.
  • You are required to help and provide the customers with certain products.
  • Maintaining good communication skills is also required while responding to the calls.
  • Handpick the products ordered following the list and ensure they are rightly placed in the cart.
  • Pack the order to be delivered and place them in your vehicle
  • Make sure to take negative feedback into account and handle it according to the company’s policies.
  • Deliver the orders to the customer’s location.
  • Collect cash and tender and receipts.
  • Follow all the safety protocols.
  • Use customer feedback for improvement.
  • You must handle all the exchanges and returns, following the company’s set of rules and regulations.
  • Create and maintain logs of the interaction with the customers that are to be done daily.
  • FAQs

    1)What is the basic role of an instacart shopper?

    Shoppers receive customer orders through the Instacart app, and then they shop and avail accepted orders at customers' preferred stores and deliver them to their doors. It is a part-time work/ temporary role that can help you earn.

    2)How much can an Instacart shopper make?

    A shopper is free to choose the number of hours. Salary is dependent upon it i.e. hourly basis.

    3)Do I have to pay for groceries myself?

    No. shoppers receive a payment card from the company and they are supposed to use it for shopping for groceries.

    4)Does Instacart cover the mileage?

    Yes. Instacart covers the estimated mileage. One can deduct the work-related mileage from the taxable income.

    5)How much time is taken in the procedure with all the background checks?

    It takes approximately 10 business days to get done with all the procedural aspects. Though it can take less or more too.

    6)Is working for Instacart worth it?

    If you are looking to earn per your schedule, love grocery shopping, and have a vehicle of your own, then Instacart is worth giving a shot.

    7)Do instacart pay when there’s no order?

    Instacart only pays when you shop and deliver.

    8)What documents are required by Instacart?

    You must have a government-issued/verified driver’s license and must also show your social security number.

    9)What time do instacart hours start?

    They start from 9 AM and run late till midnight.


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