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If you have a car and some free time, you might want to work with Instacart, a company where some people have confessed that they can earn up to $ 480 a week.
1 - As a shopper in the store - Shoppers in the Instacart store take orders through the app and then purchase and bag the groceries. As a shopper, you don’t have to deliver orders, just process them.
2 - As a full-service buyer - Full-service shoppers take orders, pick them in store, bag them, and deliver them to customers at the agreed time.
Remember that your location and the time of day your orders are placed could also influence the amount of money you earn.
Working for Instacart means you can be your own boss and work as much (or as little) as you want.
In addition to the flexibility that #Instacart offers, shoppers can benefit from:
What are you waiting for? Apply to Instacart today!
Working for Instacart is a great way to earn cash fast. As a full-service shopper, you will also have access to the following perks:
What's holding you back? Apply to be an #Instacart shopper today!
I started delivering groceries for Instacart four years ago, after a former coworker told me about how he was making extra money on the side. Previously I worked in administration in the medical field.
I decided to leave my job and do something fun where I could make a comfortable living, and I've always loved grocery shopping. This also has given me a chance to meet new people and serve others.
I am 61, so I am not as young as many of the Instacart shoppers right now. I consider myself a seasoned shopper The application process is unlike anything I was ever familiar with. You have an interview with someone over the phone, you have a background check, but you never meet anyone in person.
It took about three weeks from my first initial interview until my first day shopping. There was no in-person training; instead, we were given instructional videos to watch about how to weigh groceries, select items, and use the app. On your first order you try to take small batches just to get the hang of it.
Instacart's algorithm works so that the more time you put in that you are available to shop, the more orders you will receive. You will also be at the top of the list when a new order comes in. If you mark that you are unavailable one day, you will get a ding and get placed at the bottom the next time you are available. Most gig work is like this and runs on a round-robin algorithm.
In the four years I've been shopping for Instacart, I've averaged 25,000 to 30,000 miles on my Kia Optima just delivering groceries in west Portland.
As a five-star shopper — meaning I have an average of 5-star customer reviews — I try to make no less than $20 to $25 an hour because I don't want to push myself too hard and get hurt. I aim for $1,000 a week, but try to not make less than $750.
At the beginning of the pandemic, there were nearly 1,000 Instacart shoppers in my zone. Probably because people were out of work and looking for additional income. The number of shoppers has gone down since the state reopened in June, because people maybe are back at work, or didn't like being a shopper.
During the spring months of the coronavirus pandemic, my car was like a medical supply store. I didn't stop working, so I made sure to have ample disposable masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant. I also carried bottles of water, tissues, and gloves.
On the Instacart app we are required to take and log our temperature for the day and report whether or not we were experiencing symptoms before we start delivering. Those first two months of the pandemic, there was no idle time. We were in such high demand. There were so many orders. Sometimes, before the pandemic, you could sit in your car before a new batch came in and rest, but during March and April we had no time to rest.
I never felt afraid of getting sick, because I trusted the precautions I was taking. I knew it was important to do this job during this scary time, because a lot of our customers are seniors and single moms who may not have the time or opportunity to go to the grocery store.
You can read the rest of Kathy's story here in this article
Interested in working for Instacart?
Interested in making some quick cash? Who isn't? Are you incredibly organized and LIKE to shop? Well this may be the BEST job for you!
Come on a ride along with Kristina as she shows you the ropes of working for Instacart in this video!
Another day in the adventures of being an Instacart Shopper. I'm impressed as this new Shopper is becoming savvier on how it works, what to bring on the gig and more. Follow along here as I add to the story or find her on Tik Tok to binge the series :) Or if you're new to the series click here to see Part 1.#instacart #gigwork #jobsearch
Do you like structure? Do you LIKE going to the grocery store? Does food make you happy?!
You might want to check out working for Instcart.
You can set your own hours too!
I found these really awesome tips from a few Instcart shoppers and wanted to share with you all.
Let's go through them shall we?
TIP 1 Make sure your phone is charged
This seems like a no-brainer, but the app uses a lot of power — more than you’d expect, really. Having a portable phone charger helped keep my mobile juiced. Knowing I had plenty of reserve power made it easier to focus on the task at hand. (I also recommend a car charger!)
TIP 2 Turn on location services
Instacart uses location tracking within the Shopper app to help batch orders that are conveniently located for Shoppers and customers. Be sure to check your phone settings during your first time shopping to verify that this setting is turned on.
TIP 3 Quickly scan the entire order before finding items
It helps to review the items on the list before you start — this allows you to strategize where items are located and be more efficient while shopping. For example, getting all the fruits and veggies when you’re in the produce area means less doubling-back.
TIP 4 Be sure to mark each item as found
The app is designed to help you keep track of your progress through the order. Marking items as “found” also allows the customer to follow your progress. To enter an item as “found,” scan the barcode. The app will confirm if you found the exact item requested. The app will also let you know if you scanned an incorrect item. It’s a great safety net to help you and the customer!
TIP 5 Communicate with the customer
You can communicate directly with your customer through the Shopper app. Some customers like text and others preferred to be called (or might prefer not to be contacted, which is perfectly fine). I found by introducing yourself at the beginning of the order, I created an immediate connection with my customer that they really appreciated. This will lead to greater tips!!
Would you consider being someone's personal grocery store shopper?
You see a gig job opportunity but you don't know what it's like to actually work at doing the job. Well, I've found a treasure trove of what jobs are like IRL (that's millennial speak for "in real life"). That honey pot of job life content is Tik Tok. I've found this creator who is about to start a job in a few weeks but wanted to make some extra cash by being an Instacart shopper. Here is her first day. See how Day 2 went on her Instacart Shopper experience.#instacart #gig #deliverydriver #jobsearch
Gig worker shares a shady practice that some Instacart customers practice. And if you're one of those customers that does this, shame on you!