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Instacart Shoppers

Posted On: 2021-02-27 (valid until 2021-03-31)

Location(s): Abingdon, VA, 24210


Salary: --


About the job

Make money with Instacart

Want a gig economy job to earn some extra money? Work with instacart ! Modern technologies made it really easy to shop from home. You can order food via your smartphone with just a few taps. You can shop for books and household supplies and even groceries via online retailers, and now your orders are delivered straight to your door. One of the most popular grocery delivery apps is Instacart, which you can use to receive your groceries in as little as an hour. And if you are in the market for a part time job that offers flexibility and the ability to choose your own hours, instacart could be a good option to consider.

There are two different ways you can work for instacart-

Full-service shopper

In-store shopper

Full service shopper

  • shop and deliver groceries
  • independent contractors
  • have to work on unlimited numbers of hours per week
  • need a car with proper insurance coverage to complete deliveries
  • In store shopper

  • part time employees
  • work up to 29 hours a week
  • won't need a car
  • About Instacart

    Instacart is one of the most popular grocery delivery apps. It is best for you if you hate waiting in lines at the store. Instacart allows you to shop your favourite grocery stores from the comfort of your home, using your computer, tablet or smartphone. The groceries can be delivered to your doorstep in as little as an hour. You also have the option for your groceries to be delivered later on the day, the next day , or even in a few days.

    You even have a personal shopper who will choose all your produce and carefully select fresh items on your behalf. If your ordered item is out of stock, the shopper will find you a close replacement. Customers can even chat with their shoppers,so they have peace of mind that those mangoes they forgot to order can be added to the delivery.

    Unlike other grocery delivery services, the company doesn't stockpile fresh produce in a massive warehouse. Instead, their shoppers shop at major grocery stores in your area through its website.

    Job Requirements:

    There are some basic requirements you have to meet if you want to make money as a shopper with instacart:

  • Candidate must be at least 18 years old
  • Have legal authorization to work in the country
  • Be physically dexterous (able to lift 30+ pounds of groceries and other items)
  • Have a checking or savings account
  • Able to operate a smartphone (android or iOS)
  • Have a valid driver's license and access to a car (if you want to apply for full-service shopper)
  • Must have a set of insulated bags
  • Educational requirements

    Working as an instacart shopper does not require any specific education. But you must have good language skills and multitasking abilities.

    Background check

    The major requirement of instacart is a clear criminal record. They will perform a background check through a third party checker.

    Sign up process:

  • Download the shopper app - You'll provide basic information like your name and location, and give the company permission to perform background check.
  • Fill out the paperwork - You have to sign a contractor agreement and W-9 tax form.
  • Register your instacart payment card - Instacart shoppers use a preloaded payment card when they check out with a delivery.
  • Start taking gigs.
  • Salary structure

    Your pay is based on a few different factors - your location, how many orders you complete etc. So basically the way you earn money is determined by the work you do. Instacart provides an estimate of potential earnings for every shoppers.

    They will earn at least $5 for each delivery. The pay per order is based on:

    - Quantity of the order
    - Types of items
    - Driving distance
    - Efforts it takes to shop and deliver the items

    "You get to keep 100% of your tips"

    Working on weekends and big event gives you a chance to earn some extra cash because the earning potential is usually higher when customer demand spikes. A big order, which tends to be heavier, will likely result in more compensation than a small delivery.

    Job benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid holidays
  • Free lunch or snacks
  • Job training
  • Working as Full-Service Shopper

    If you would like to handle both shopping and deliveries, you have to be ready to multitask. Your ability to manage time efficiently is additionally a key to success. Order schedules are often anywhere from one-hour delivery time to a couple of days later within the week. Keeping track of all orders would require you to concentrate on details.

    Previous experience within the transportation industry will be a plus, not towards getting the work but in how easy it'll be for you to navigate the streets and deliver your orders on time. Couriers, taxi drivers, or food delivery drivers generally have a neater time adjusting to a career as an Instacart driver.

    The main advantage of working as an Instacart shopper is the freedom to form your own schedule. Sure, there are orders with tight deadlines, but you're not obligated to require them. You'll work a couple of hours each day or only on weekends, take your pick.

    The freedom in making your own schedule is the maximum amount for the shopper’s benefit because it is for the customer’s benefit. By committing to orders only you've got the time, you'll dedicate yourself to satisfy the customer’s needs. This will end in higher tips, good feedback, and potentially some repeat orders.

    Working as an In-Store Shopper

    Although you're not required to have a vehicle to be an in-store shopper, you ought to be ready to get round the city fast. Not all orders are often fulfilled at an equivalent grocery so there's some commuting involved.

    As an in-store shopper, you'll be tasked with finding and picking out all the things the customer asks for. You'll need to hit multiple locations to finish an order. Your responsibilities as an in-store shopper could seem simple but it’s always best if you take them seriously.

    For this job, especially, previous experience working in supermarkets, even if the position didn't involve rearranging items on shelves, are often most helpful.

    Navigating aisles and standing in line aren't the sole belongings you should worry about. As an in-store personal shopper, it's also your responsibility to bag all products accordingly.


    1- How can I schedule my working hours?

    After you've signed up to start,you use the app to schedule your hours.

    2- How can I get notifications for orders?

    Thirty minutes before your shift starts, you'll start seeing notifications in the app for orders.

    3- How much do full service Instacart shoppers make?

    Instacart shoppers make at least $11 per hour.

    4- How do we get paid?

    Full service shoppers are paid weekly via direct deposit to a checking or savings account.

    5- Can we reject any order we get notified?

    Yes you might reject an order that doesn't pay well or is far away.