If we wants to buy an item and cannot find it in a store, we will go in search of that item around nearby stores. What will happen when we cannot find that particular item in any other shops? We will be unhappy without the item and our time is lost.
By using Instacart, we don’t need to suffer such bad situations. Because Instacart will sure find some place where we can order our special items. And if we place the order, the item will be delivered in our doorstep. So we don’t search for the item on different stores, we don’t loose any time and we are happy!
Purchase Groceries using Instacart
Instacart is an intermediate between Grocery stores and the customer. This is a unique place to purchase the items from nearby shops and supermarkets. Instacart provides items from top retailers like Publix, Costco, H-E-B, Wegmans, Smart & Final, Safeway, Stater Bros, Petco, CVS and many more including local stores.
Through Instacart, you can search for a specific item or can browse items from different departments. If you find an item, you can add the item to your shopping cart. When you have added all the items, you can continue to checkout the cart. you can also apply coupon at the time of final checkout. The coupons can be received from different manufactures and Instacart itself provide us with special coupons.
When we have ordered an item through Instacart, the Instacart personnel shopper will be assigned to purchase the item from the selected store. We can also add note to Instacart shopper for telling about special requests and needs for the item purchasing. If we cannot find an item from Instacart, it is possible to request that item by clicking the “Add a special request” option. This may not deliver you the non available item, but will try to make it available at Instacart for future purchases.
In Instacart homepage, you can see the nearby stores according to the given zip code. By selecting a store, you can see featured items of that store. You can also search for an item or browse through different department from the store page itself. The store name will be shown above each product’s details page. When you cannot find an item in that store, you can change to another store by tapping the store name.
It is also possible to add items from different stores to your cart. But different shoppers will be assigned for shopping items of different stores. So the delivery charge will be calculated separately for items of each store. The items you purchased can be easily reordered from the order menu.
Shopping Features of Instacart
Instacart can be accessed from Instacart website or using their mobile App. Instacart app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Another feature of Instacart is that, you can also tell Instacart to just buy the items and you can directly pick the items from the store. By doing so, you only have to visit the store for picking the ordered item. This option is available only in selected stores. You need to give the pickup time for availing the own pickup option.
Instacart shows the items along with their nutrition information. We can also filter products based on our choice like gluten-free, organic or from vegan diets. We can add favorite stores in Instacart and each time we login, the homepage will list the items from our favorite store. The prices of each items shown in the different stores will be different. This is because the prices of items are set by respective retailers of that store.
If you have any changes in your order after checking out, you can directly contact the shopper for further help through the chat provided by Instacart. If you cancel an order before the shopper starts purchasing the items, you will not be charged and the full refund will be initiated. A cancellation amount will be charged from your payment, if the Instacart shopper have already started the shopping. The refund of cancellations will be processed to the original payment method within 5 to 10 days. Instacart accepts US credit card, debit card, and wallets of Google Pay and Apple Pay for ordering items.