Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS INSTACART?
Instacart is an on-demand grocery delivery service. Customers order groceries from their favorite local stores and we handpick the items and deliver the order to them.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Take 5 minutes to complete the online form. Once your application is approved, schedule an in-person introduction at your local grocery store Learn about Instacart and the app in your in-person session. Shop ‘til ya drop!
I ALREADY HAVE A JOB - CAN I STILL WORK AT INSTACART?
Yea! Instacart values flexibility. You can schedule Instacart shifts around your own life. We don’t have a minimum number of hours each week. Positions that require a car have an unlimited number of hours per week, and positions without cars have a max of 29 hours per week.
DO I NEED A 4-DOOR CAR?
No! Any type of functioning car works. Plus, you only need a car for delivery roles.
WILL I NEED TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK?
Yes. Trust and safety is important to us and customers. After your in-person introduction, we’ll ask you to consent to a background check.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? YOU:
  • Are 21+ (18+ in Boston)
  • Can lift 30+ pounds with or without an accommodation. Applicants with disabilities who may need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a role or assistance with the application process may contact 650-935-5020.
  • Are eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Have a recent smartphone (iPhone 5 or Android 5.0, or newer)
  • You care about customers!

SHOP AND DELIVER (CAR REQUIRED)

WHY SHOP WITH INSTACART?

Use the Instacart shopper app to provide grocery shopping and delivery services.

  • Multiple ways to earn money and achieve your earning goals
  • Flexible hours - set your own availability
  • Less wear & tear on your car - no passengers in your vehicle
  • Money is deposited into your bank account every week

Shoppers that have the highest earnings know their way around a grocery store and enjoy providing fantastic customer service.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:
  • 18+ years old
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Consistent access to a vehicle, and 2+ years of driving experience
  • Consistent access to a recent smartphone (iPhone 4S or above or Android 4.0+)
  • Ability to lift 30-40 lbs. with or without assistance
MORE INFORMATION

If you have previous experience in the grocery industry (such as a personal shopper, cashier, stocker, customer service representative, store manager, merchandiser, produce buyer, butcher, baker, deli clerk, barista, kitchen manager, chef) or have previous experience in the transportation industry (such as a courier, driver, truck driver, professional driver, taxi driver, food delivery driver), you might want to consider shopping with Instacart and earn great money. We also welcome applicants from other industries and backgrounds, such as ridesharing or driving networks like Lyft, Uber, or Postmates. Shopping with Instacart is great for anyone looking for flexible, seasonal, work from home, entry level, weekend, weekday, after school, temporary, or any type of part time opportunities.

Instacart is committed to diversity in its workforce. Instacart is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. For all individuals applying to work in SF, we will consider qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of the SF Fair Chance Ordinance.

Apply in under 5 minutes! Attend an in-person
session and start work within one week!