Instacart Lowers Grocery Delivery Rates – Paid Shoppers Aren’t Happy
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If you’ve been wanting to try Instacart, now may be a good time as they’ve lowered their delivery fees and membership rates in an effort to compete with Amazon. The next-day delivery fee for participating markets is now just $3.99 on orders of $35 or more (previously $5.99).
Plus, the Instacart Express membership, which offers unlimited FREE delivery on orders of $35 or more, now costs just $99 per year instead of $149. Also, there is no longer a 5% service fee for Express members. However, while this news was welcomed by Instacart customers, unfortunately, many of Instacart’s paid shoppers aren’t happy with it.
According to this article, hundreds of the 70,000 shoppers Instacart employs on a contract basis have taken to social media and Reddit forums to say that they plan to boycott the company as it has rolled out a new payment structure in some areas of the United States over the last month and has cut their wages.
This article also says that customers may be experiencing delays with their orders because some of Instacart’s shoppers are now rejecting more jobs that don’t make financial sense.
If you’re an Instacart customer or shopper, what are your thoughts on these changes? Will you continue to use the service? If you’re a shopper, are you happy with your paycheck?
Not familiar with Instacart?
Instacart is a grocery delivery service that delivers groceries to your door in as little as one hour. They connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who pick up and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores. While they don’t honor in-store sales and coupons, there are sales and promotions available on Instacart that may not be available in-store, so keep your eyes peeled!
Plus, you can currently score $10 off your FIRST $35 order whenever you use promo code CMORGAN1B213A at checkout OR score free delivery on your first $35 order through this link!