Instacart Shopper and Delivery Driver (flexible hours) - Hiring Immediately

Instacart Shoppers

Posted On: 2021-05-06 (valid until 2021-12-31)

Location(s): Abingdon, VA, 24210


Salary: --


About the job

Instacart is open for the role of Shopper. Full-service shoppers are those self-employed independent contractors who receive customer orders through the Instacart app and then accept or decline them based on the expected payout. They fulfill accepted orders at customers’ preferred stores and deliver them to customers’ doors. Orders are assigned in “batches” consisting of up to three customers’ orders from the same store.

There are several parts which require in order to make payment for batches:

  • A variable base payment for delivery
  • A variable incentive payment to encourage the shopper to accept the order
  • A mileage reimbursement at or slightly above the federal mileage reimbursement rate
  • An optional tip added at the customer’s discretion
  • A “bump” payment that makes up the difference between the sum of the above and Instacart’s $10 minimum payout per batch
  • As independent contractors, Full-service shoppers earning more than $400 are subject to self-employment tax and may be required to make quarterly estimated tax payments to state and federal revenue authorities. Instacart does not withhold any tax from full-service shoppers’ gross pay. Also, although they are reimbursed for miles driven, full-service drivers must pay vehicle expenses such as fuel and maintenance out of pocket as they incur them.

    Another benefit of working as a Full-Service shopper is they have the flexibility to work as little or as often as they want as independent contractors. This means that total earnings potential depends on the individual. You will be allowed to keep customer tips without any intervention. Besides, you will get opportunities to earn extra through promotions in Instacart.



    Instacart is known for its satisfactory performance delivering online grocery orders. This online platform was founded in 2012 and has since then hired many full-service shoppers to help their customers shop and deliver groceries and other items to their doorsteps.Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Since its founding Instacart employees have worked together to create a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together.

    Basic Requirements

  • Age must be 18 years or above
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. or Canada
  • A smartphone or other gadgets
  • A functioning and registered car
  • Vehicle insurance in accordance with local laws
  • Can lift 40+ pounds
  • Following Instacart’s food safety policies.
  • Customer service
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Basic Responsibilities

  • Start the instacart shopper app in android or iPhone and accept the batch
  • Check live chat and other avenues to determine customers’ orders
  • Look through order details to determine what may or may not be available
  • Provide clients with information and help on certain products
  • Respond to questions regarding items, such as fashion products
  • confirm customers’ orders, and inquire into additional requirements
  • Lock customers’ orders, and provide them with delivery timelines
  • Handpick items on customers’ lists, in the right order
  • Ensure that they are properly placed into carts
  • Check items at the end of the picking spree to ensure that no item has been missed
  • Run items through the checkout counter and pay for them through cash or credit/debit cards
  • Pack customers’ items and place them in vehicles
  • Drive vehicles safely to customers’ homes and offices
  • Provide customers with ordered items, and associated bills
  • Collect cash and tender change and receipts