Instacart Shopper and Delivery Driver - Hiring Immediately in New York, New York

New York, NY, 10029
Posted: 2021-08-01
Valid through: 2022-06-01


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.

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.

Review the Independent Contractor Agreement here

*Batches subject to availability. Terms apply.


1. What is an Instacart shopper?

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.

2. What are the requirements for an Instacart shopper?

The requirements for Instacart jobs are:

  • A shopper should be 18 years of age or older
  • Eligibility to operate in the U.S. or Canada
  • A smartphone with Android or iOS.
  • A functioning signed up the vehicle
  • Automobile insurance, by regional legislation.
  • You should be able to lift 30+ pounds for grocery delivery jobs.
  • You must know the safety policies before starting your career with the company.

3. What are the positions and duties of a full-time Instacart shopper?

The responsibilities in shopper jobs are :
  • Start the Instacart app on android or iPhone and accept the batch.
  • Survey live chat and other alleys to determine customers’ orders
  • Look through order items to deduce what may or may not be accessible
  • Furnish clients with information and assist with specific commodities
  • Reply to issues considering items, such as custom merchandises
  • Verify buyers’ orders, and interrogate them into extra restrictions.
  • Lock buyers’ orders and give them the delivery time for grocery delivery jobs.
  • Handpick articles on clients lists, in the exact order
  • Inspect entities at the end of the picking spree to assure that no commodity is missing
  • Pay for the items through currency or credit/debit cards for Instacart jobs.

4. What are the capabilities and skills conditions for an Instacart shopper?

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.

5. Can someone ride with you while doing Instacart jobs? Is it worth doing shopper jobs?

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.

6. How much time does it take to become an Instacart shopper? What will disqualify me from 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.

7. Can I access my payment of Instacart jobs whenever I want?

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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