Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup services bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Customers order groceries from their favorite local stores, and Shoppers handpick the things and deliver the order to them.
There are two different shopper roles with Instacart: full-service shopper and in-store shopper. Each has different benefits and requirements.
Full-service shoppers are independent contractors that use the Instacart platform to buy and deliver orders for his or her customers. This chance has many flexibility—you choose which batches you’d wish to shop, with no limit on what percentage batches you'll fulfill.
In-store shoppers are Instacart employees who, among other things, shop and stage orders in one store at a time. These part-time shoppers work scheduled shifts, up to 29 hours per week. No car is required for this role.
Instacart is out there in many cities across the U.S. and Canada, and they’re constantly expanding what regions they serve. Enter your zip code at instacart website to ascertain available locations.
You can start the signup process by completing the short form within the Shopper app or online (U.S., Canada). Subsequent steps in the process depend upon the role you’re curious about.
Signing up to become a full-service shopper
Individuals curious about offering their services on Instacart as a full-service shopper can complete the whole signup process in the Shopper app or online.
If you don’t finish the method directly, you'll devour where you left off by opening the app or by logging in to the signup website using your telephone number.
Applicants curious about applying for an in-store shopper position can submit their application in the Shopper app or online. Local Instacart teams review form submissions, and once approved, you’ll get an email with next steps.
The next step for in-store shopper applicants is an in-person onboarding session. Choose a session from the days and dates available app.
How much a you earns depends on your role type and other factors, which may include—
How many orders you complete
Instacart pays shoppers weekly.
As independent contractors, full-service shoppers have the flexibility to work as little or as often as they need. This suggests that total earnings potential depends on the individual.
Instacart provides estimates for your earnings on every order also as total earnings for the week. The quantity you earn per batch of orders depends on the amount of things, sort of items, driving distance, and energy involved in shopping and delivering. You retain 100% of customer tips.
In-store shoppers earn an hourly wage, detailed within the initial offer letter. These shoppers are scheduled for shifts supporting personal availability, up to 29 hours hebdomadally.
Another way to earn with Instacart is through referrals. They provide a bonus once you refer a lover to buy with Instacart. Referral bonus amounts vary by role and site.
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