Instacart Shopper - Delivery Driver - Immediate Hiring (Car Required) in Norwalk, California

Norwalk, CA, 90650
Posted: 2021-06-12
Valid through: 2022-04-13

Instacart allows you to shop for others and guess what? YOU WILL BE PAID FOR SHOPPING!! As an Instacart shopper, you will shop for others and would be getting money in exchange for that. You will pick the orders and deliver them to the customer’s desired location. Instacart provides pick-up and delivery services to consumers within the U.S and Canada with no delay. Customers order the groceries and as a shopper, you have to handpick the ordered items and deliver them to their doorstep.


Instacart is a North American leader in grocery delivery and is one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. This online platform was founded in 2012 and has since then hired many full-service shoppers to assist their customers’ shop and deliver groceries and other items to their doorsteps. It attempts at making grocery delivery effortless, affordable, and accessible to everyone. Technology gives customers access to their favorite stores online so that they can order groceries from anywhere. Full-service shoppers get these orders via an app on their smartphone, then shop and deliver groceries to the customer’s door.

Instacart is trying to find great people to hitch the delivery team who will thrive in a fast-paced and complex environment. You can start earning quickly and shop on your schedule. Shop and deliver the customer’s order and get to know your community by delivering to new and familiar areas.

The working hours at Instacart are flexible and can be chosen with your flow. There are 2 different kinds of shoppers as follows:

Full-service shopper:

  • You are an Independent contractor.
  • You Shop and deliver the groceries.
  • It may require you to work a large number of hours per week.
  • Deliver to the places where Instacart operates.
  • In-store shopper:

  • A part-time employee of Instacart.
  • In-store shoppers work in stores only.
  • Working hours may vary from 15 to 20 hours per week.

    Instacart operates in more than 5,500 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Locations vary from large urban areas like San Francisco and NY to smaller communities like Spring Creek, Nevada, and Lannon, Wisconsin.

    Instacart shoppers require to fulfill the following requirements:

  • 18 years old is the minimum age required to earn as a shopper.
  • You shall be ready to lift 30-plus pounds, with or without accommodation.
  • Having a smartphone is indispensable. Your smartphone must be an iPhone or Android.
  • You will be required to pass the eligibility criteria of a background check. Instacart says most shoppers get done with the procedures within 10 business days, but this varies by location.
  • Having a bank account is a must. Instacart shoppers are paid through a direct deposit, so you will need to provide the details of your account to gather your earnings.
  • Full-service shoppers also must have the following:

  • A valid state-issued driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Insurance of the vehicle also meets up the state requirement.
  • A set of insulated bags is also needed. You will also be needed to keep enough thermal insulated bags to carry 4 standard size grocery bags.
  • Get an insight into Instacart Salary structure:

    Earning depends upon the following factors:

  • How many orders they complete and the number of hours they are working.
  • Their location
  • Instacart pays shoppers weekly.

    Full-service shopper pay

    As independent contractors, full-service shoppers have the flexibility to work as much as they wish to. The total earnings potential depends on the individual’s working hours.

    Instacart evaluates your earnings on every order also as total earnings for the week. The money you make per batch of orders depends on various factors such as the number and proportion of things, types of items, driving distance, and energy involved in shopping and delivering. You retain 100% of customer tips.

    In-store shopper pay

    In-store shoppers earn an hourly wage, all detailed within the initial offer letter. These shoppers are scheduled for shifts supporting personal availability, up to 29 hours hebdomadally.

    Referral bonuses

    Referrals are another way to earn with Instacart. Referrals provide you a bonus once you for instance you refer a friend to buy with them. Referral bonus amounts depend upon role and location.

    To qualify for a referral bonus:

    Your referrals would carry a unique code on the front page of your signup process. Public sharing would lead to disqualification, hence you must share it privately only. Bonus requirements must be completed within a selected number of days. Though requirements may vary from location to location and also by roles.


    Download the Instacart shopper app - You will have to provide us with basic information like your name and location, and consent for a background check must also be given.

    Fill out the paperwork - You Would be required to sign a contract and W-9 tax form.

    Register your Instacart payment card - Instacart shoppers have to use a preloaded payment card when they are to check out with a delivery.


    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.

    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) What are the requirements to become an Instacart shopper?

    If you want to work as a shopper, you must be the age of 18 or above. You must be able to carry 40lbs of weight and have your car. You are also required to get through the background check.

    5) Does Instacart cover the mileage?

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

    6) 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.

    7) 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.

    8) Do Instacart pay when there’s no order?

    Instacart only pays when you shop and deliver.

    9) What documents are required by Instacart?

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

    10) What time do Instacart hours start?

    They start from 9 AM and run late till midnight.

    11) Can we reject an order?

    You can reject an order if it doesn’t pay well.


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