Instacart Shopper: Earn money 12+

Shop for groceries & food

Maplebear Inc

    • Free

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Make money by grocery shopping in your spare time and help those who need it most by becoming an Instacart Shopper.

This is the simple way to earn extra money just by shopping for others! As a shopper, you go to the grocery store like normal, except you’re getting paid to shop for others in your local community.

How Instacart Shopper makes it easy for you to shop and earn money:
• BE A HOUSEHOLD HERO - From families to seniors, make someone's day, every day by delivering groceries and essentials when they need them the most.
• FLEXIBILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS - Earn with Instacart Shopper while balancing work and life. Shop and/or deliver on your own schedule.
• CHOOSE YOUR PERSONAL PATH - Be your own boss or develop a career path as an employee — it’s up to you. Get started as a full-service shopper and shop and deliver fresh groceries to customers’ doors, or sign up as an in-store shopper and shop for groceries in-store, working with a great team and growing your career with Instacart.
• GET PAID FAST - Get paid weekly. Full service shoppers cash out every day with Instant Cashout.

Work whenever it works for you with no set hours or days, you can shop as much or as little as you want. Download the Instacart Shopper app to start earning a little extra money today!

What’s New

Version 4.329.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
947.2K Ratings

947.2K Ratings

ArthurianKnight ,

A Breath of Fresh Air Compared To Doordash

Having worked as an Instacart shopper for around a year I can say that when compared to the constant nagging that Doordash does Instacart is a vastly nicer experience working for as a freelancer.

Some of the bonuses include you get to see all available jobs in an area as long as you get priority, you can work for as long or as short as you want as a full service shopper meaning flexibility is great, and you don't have to schedule shifts to do shopping if you just have a few hours to kill. If you want to give freelancing a go I can recommend Instacart readily. I get a bit of feel good from delivering to folks who can't do so due to injury or being busy with family life, so if that's something that also sounds nice to you as another positive it's there.

My one complaint is that you can get screwed over by low reviews a bit too easily, seriously 4.7/5 for priority is WAY too high to not be within range of you getting screwed by ratings outside of your control like someone having a bad day or trying to get free groceries via fraudulent complaints. If they lowered it to something more reasonable like 4 stars of even as low as 4.3 then I'd be willing to give it 5 stars, because seriously getting a few bad reviews for the reasons above took me like 2 months to undo with the lower priority penalty and as someone who does this for a living it can sting quite a bit.

Developer Response ,

We’re glad you enjoy our app. Thanks for taking the time to rate us!

SerendipitousWafflez ,

Great side hustle, and a worthwhile time investment.

I’ve been shopping for a month now and have done about 25 batches, a lot of doubles in there- and I am pleased with the process! Thank you for providing jobs! The guaranteed pay and gas coverage is something to really be appreciated, and makes a huge difference in my opinion. It gives shoppers some peace of mind in knowing they won’t be under-compensated when it comes to a large batch with a lot of replacements, extra time, and/or a far off delivery. I’m willing to take that extra time & care to satisfy a customer’s order knowing that the company takes all of this into account.

My only suggestion is to keep improving the app! It is tiresome to have to go through several pages of ‘suggested replacements’ etc when you have already spoken with the customer and they want a refund for an item. I understand not wanting to incentivize shoppers to just refund everything- but an experienced shopper wants the option to either manually select a replacement item or refund the item on the FIRT PAGE. The several pages of suggestions take an unnecessarily long time to click through especially for people with a low phone battery or with an older phone with slightly longer load times.

Overall I’m very satisfied with the user experience, and will continue to use the app myself and recommend it to others. Thank you. :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your feedback and all that you do! -Lola

Insanezane24 ,

On Demand is Great!!

I Absolutely love the switch to On-Demand Sunday’s I have church and family time and we go to church at 8:00am and church is an hour long so if i wanted to have a slight chance of getting hours I would have to leave church 10 min early and go outside and some how I would still end up on a waiting list so not to mention how embarrassing it was walking out early because I don’t bring my phone in with me. So I personally love the change to on demand wake up get ready open the app and immediately head to work and than when I’m done, I’m done no consequences I just go home. So thank you Instacart I fully support your decision and if anyone wants to throw a fit it’s very obvious that they can thank all the inconsistent people signing up for hours and than either bailing an hour or 2 befor there shift or bailing and not even saying anything. That may not be a big deal to anyone else but that’s money Instacart is loosing because I guarantee it’s a minimum of a half an hour by the time someone accepts the hours and gets out the door and in a position to accept an order and that’s 30 minutes of unsatisfied customers trying to make an order or what should have been delivered at 4:30 to make dinner at 5:00 is now not showing up u til 5:00 messing up there schedule possibly convincing them that they shouldn’t use Instacart. But anyways.. Good job Team Instacart is all I have to say I really like what you all have done!

Developer Response ,

It is delightful to hear such positive words and it’s always a pleasure to serve our shoppers. -John

App Privacy

The developer, Maplebear Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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