Supplement Your Income - Shop and Deliver - Jobs Near Me in New York, New York

New York, NY, 10029
Posted: 2021-08-02
Valid through: 2022-06-03


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.

*Batches subject to availability. Terms apply.


1. What are Instacart jobs?

It is an app that connects a shopper with a customer who needs groceries. An Instacart shopper will have to sign up from the app, find orders, accept them, shop the groceries, and lastly deliver them to their destined customers at their doorstep. After you are paid, you can cash out. With great service, you get a chance to earn tips from this career.

2. Who is an Instacart shopper? What is the process to sign up as a shopper?

Full-service shoppers work as independent contractors. They use the Instacart platform to shop and deliver orders for their customers. Instacart’s technology gives access to customers to their favorite online store to order groceries. For doing shopper jobs you are flexible to choose which batches you want to shop for, you can also choose the number of batches you want to shop for, there’s no limit in this job.

You will have to complete a short form in the Shopper app or online for doing Instacart jobs. Complete the entire sign-up process in the Instacart app or online. If you couldn’t finish the process at once, you can start from where you left off by opening the app or logging into the signup website. You can easily find the Log In button on the top left of the display screen.

3. How much does an Instacart shopper get?

Shoppers get a time-based pay depending on shifts, set according to their availability. Shoppers don't get a particular payment for shopper jobs. They get a base pay on each request they look for and deliver. The base pay incorporates the number of groceries, duration, and delivery location. The amount they make day by day and week by week is dependent upon them, which they can follow from the app itself. The company transfers their earnings and 100% of all tips to the given bank account weekly as a part of their job.

Working on Sundays and during popular events, like the Super Bowl, can make you earn more money.

Full-service shoppers can also earn tips when doing grocery delivery jobs.

4. Can an Instacart shopper get a referral bonus?

You can earn a referral bonus from Instacart jobs by referring a friend to shop with Instacart. Referral bonus amounts mostly vary by role and location. To qualify for a referral bonus, make sure:

  • Your unique code is visible on the first page of the signup process.
  • You have to share your unique code privately with your referral. In the case of publicly shared code, you won’t qualify for shopper jobs.
  • Make sure to add the referral code before the completion of the signup process.
  • Your referral will have to complete the company’s bonus requirements.
  • You have to be an active shopper to qualify.
  • You have to complete a minimum of 40 hours of service in the Instacart platform within the last 6 months to do grocery delivery jobs.

5. What are the requirements to work as an Instacart shopper?

The requirements to do Instacart jobs are:

  • You must have acquired a minimum age of 18 years (21+ years if you have to deliver alcohol)
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States
  • You should have steady access to a vehicle for doing grocery delivery jobs
  • You should have steady access to and be able to use a smartphone (iPhone 6s or Android 5.0 or newer) effectively
  • You must be able to lift 50lbs with or without any help
  • You should know both English and French languages for shopper jobs

6. Why should I work as an Instacart shopper?

In grocery delivery, Instacart is the leader in North America. Their goal is to make grocery delivery affordable, effortless, and accessible. Full-time shoppers receive orders through the app on their smartphone, then they shop and deliver groceries to the customer’s doorstep. As a shopper, you can-

  • Start earning quickly by doing Instacart jobs
  • Shop according to your timetable
  • Just shop and deliver the customer’s order
  • Deliver to new and familiar areas, and get to know your community
  • Instacart allows qualified individuals irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, race, veteran, or other categories protected by applicable law
  • Any individual looking to work on weekdays, weekends, after-school can do grocery delivery jobs

7. Can a shopper get many batch requests from Instacart jobs?

Yes, an Instacart shopper can get multiple batch requests, but make sure:

  • To keep your rating as high as possible because Instacart prefers sending orders to those shoppers who have higher ratings.
  • Keep checking the app for new batches and accept them without wasting any time.
  • Be available close to busy stores so that it is easier for you to complete the orders as early as possible, which would ultimately be increasing your ratings.
  • Work during busy hours of the day. It will help you earn more in less time.
  • Fulfill all the orders carefully and according to the company's standards.
  • To sign on weekends, as Sundays are the busiest days on the Instacart app. Some people tend to order groceries on Saturdays as well.


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