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A Beginner’s Guide to Shopping & Delivering for Instacart

Learn the basics of how to deliver for Instacart as an Instacart Shopper. We'll take you through the entire press, from start to finish.

Before getting started as an Instacart Shopper, we suggest ensuring that you meet the requirements, and also familiarizing yourself with the current onboarding bonuses that are offered by the company:

Shopping for Instacart is a job that offers both flexible hours and fun. It’s also an incredibly versatile application.

Shoppers can contact customers directly, take pictures while shopping, and even scan the products. Naturally, this can be overwhelming, especially for beginners.

Our Instacart Shopper training course will show you how to deliver for Instacart, all the way from signing up for the app to handing the customer their order.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you set up for Instacart?

To set up for Instacart, start by creating an account on the website. Then, download the app and submit all the required information. After you’re approved, Instacart will provide you with a preloaded card, as well as all the steps for quickly cashing out.

How fast do you have to deliver for Instacart?

The standard ETA for Instacart batches is two to five hours. Priority delivery should be fulfilled within 45 minutes to two hours. However, this ultimately depends on the customers’ location.
Brett Helling

Since 2012, Brett Helling has built expertise in the rideshare and delivery sectors, working with major platforms like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash.

He acquired Ridester.com in 2014, the first ridesharing marketplace, leveraging his direct experience to enhance the site. His insights at Ridester are recognized by Forbes, Vice, and CNBC.

Expanding his reach, Brett founded Gigworker.com and authored “Gigworker: Independent Work and the State of the Gig Economy“, demonstrating his comprehensive knowledge of the gig economy.

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7 Courses
A Beginner’s Guide to Shopping & Delivering for Instacart
Course Includes
5 Lessons
15 Topics