Overview and benefits


Instacart is a grocery delivery or pickup service with markets all over the United States and in Canada. An Instacart personal shopper picks out grocery items for customers and offers either pick-up or at-home delivery. Instacart offers coupons and deals that customers can use through its platform while ordering grocery items.

Customers can use their mobile app or website to order their groceries and pay with different payment options. It offers multiple pricing methods, including a one-time delivery fee or subscriptions for unlimited deliveries. Instacart’s services are available through over 300 retail partners. The company is currently valued at almost $8 billion.

Number of employees

Instacart has approximately 800 employees.

Website URL

If you want to learn more about Instacart, you can visit their website at https://www.instacart.com/.

Date founded

Instacart was founded in 2012 by Apoorva Mehta in San Francisco. The company has continued expanding to different markets across the United States and in Canada. As of 2017, Instacart operates in 25 different states including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington. 

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the company announced multiple new partnerships with grocers across the nation including Kroger, ALDI, Sam’s Club, Publix, Costco, Sprouts Farmers Market and BJ’s Wholesale Club. 

Company mission statement

Instacart’s mission statement is to give its “customers back their invaluable time so they can spend it doing the things they love with the people they love. Every minute counts.” The company values include ownership, customer focus, resourcefulness and humility.


Instacart is categorized under the application software industry.

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How old do you need to be to work at Instacart?

You must be at least 18 years old to work at Instacart for all positions.

Does Instacart require a drug test?

Depending on the position that you’re applying at Instacart, the company may administer a pre-employment drug test.

How much do Instacart employees make?

Shoppers with Instacart make an average of $13-$17 per hour.

What are the requirements to work at Instacart?

Instacart is looking for people who can both shop and/or deliver groceries, so there are positions available for everyone regardless of their accessibility to a vehicle. If you’re already involved in or have previous experience driving for other services such as a cab company or a rideshare service, then Instacart is similar. The company also recommends having the ability to lift between 30 and 40 pounds.

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