Instacart, a fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it is expanding into the Erie area to serve over 90K households beginning September 27.
Erie area residents can now order from their favorite retailers like Wegmans, CVS and Petco, and have their groceries and everyday essentials delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.
Instacart received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region and is excited to deliver in the Erie area. Service areas include: Erie, Waterford, Union City, McKean, McLane, Girard, Cross, Kearsarge, West Millcreek, Westminster, Asbury, Wesleyville, Belle Valley, Northwest, Avonia, Fairview Township, Fairview, Lawrence Park, Lake City and Mill Village.
Instacart is also bringing income earning opportunities to the area with plans to bring on more than 100 new shoppers.
“Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Erie area,” said Dave Osborne, Senior Regional Director. “We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Expansion into Erie gives us an opportunity to expand service in the Pennsylvania market. We’re also excited to build a world-class shopper community, where we can offer fun and flexible income-earning opportunities for our shoppers, who ultimately deliver this amazing service to the community.”
“We know our customers are busy, and that any found time in their week can make a difference. That’s where we can help – by giving them the option to have Wegmans delivered fresh to their door,” said Heather Pawlowski, vice president of e-commerce for Wegmans. “We’re excited to launch delivery from our local stores in partnership with Instacart as they move into the Erie market. Together, we’re able to provide our customers with a seamless shopping experience with the quality and service they’ve come to expect from Wegmans, without leaving their house.”
How Instacart works: Customers go online to www.Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city/store, add items to a virtual cart, then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or up to seven days in advance) and check out. An Instacart shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.
For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $5.99. Many customers also take the opportunity to save big over time by signing up for Instacart Express membership, which enables unlimited, free one-hour delivery on orders of $35 or more. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is just $14.99 a month or $149 a year.
First-time users can also enter the code HELLOERIE (11/28 expiration) at checkout to get $20 off an order of $35 or more, plus a free first time delivery.
New customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.
Instacart will now service 19 zip codes including: 16441, 16565, 16426, 16503, 16417, 16509, 16502, 16504, 16506, 16508, 16501, 16505, 16507, 16510, 16415, 16511, 16423, 16427, 16546
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores, and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 130 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Publix, Wegmans, Schnucks). By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.