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Instacart launches one-hour grocery delivery service in Western New York

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Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:25 am
Residents can have groceries delivered same day in as little as one-hour
Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers handpick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced it is expanding into the Buffalo area to serve more than 425,000 households beginning Aug. 1.
Residents can order from their favorite retailers, including Wegmans, Petco and CVS, and have their groceries and everyday essentials delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour. Additionally, Instacart is offering customers a free, one-year subscription of Instacart Express (offer expires Aug. 15), which offers unlimited free grocery delivery for orders over $35.
Instacart received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region. Service areas include: Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Sloan, West Seneca, Bellevue, East Seneca, Gardenville, Lackawanna, Lake View, Pinehurst, Hamburg, Athol Springs, Scranton, North Boston, Mount Vernon, Water Valley, Armor, Creekside, Wanakah, Big Tree, Orchard Park, Ellicott, Websters Corners, Windom, Blasdell, Woodlawn, Billington Heights, Elma Center, Blossom, Elma, Spring Brook, Bowmansville, Lancaster, Town Line, Depew, Pine Hill, Cleveland Hill, Akron, Lockport, Wrights Corners, Highland Park, Mapleton, South Lockport, Shooktown, McNalls, Warrens Corners, Dysinger, Raymond, Comstock Corners, Cambria, Molyneaux Corners, Pendleton, Ridgewood, Pendleton Center, Rapids, Hickory Corners, North Ridge, Cambria Center, Terrys Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Kenmore, Tonawanda, Grand Island, Brighton, Tonawanda, Clarence, Hunts Corners, Clarence Center, East Amherst, Sand Hill, East Amherst, Swormville, Getzville, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, Hoffman, Nashville, Wendelville, Beach Ridge, Pekin, Sanborn, Shawnee, Model City, Dickersonville, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, Wheatfield, Walmore, Colonial Village, St. Johnsburg, Grand Island, Grandyle Village, Ferry Village, Sandy Beach, Sheenwater, Amherst, Williamsville, Getzville, Harris Hill, Woodstream Farms, Getzville, Eggertsville and Snyder.
Instacart is also bringing income earning opportunities to the area with plans to bring on more than 150 new shoppers.
"Over the past year, we've seen incredible demand in the Buffalo area," said David Schloss, Instacart general manager. "We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Expansion into Buffalo gives us an opportunity to expand service in the New York market. We're also excited to build a world-class shopper community, where we can offer fun and flexible jobs for our shoppers, who ultimately deliver this amazing service to the community."
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.
First time users in can enter the code HIBUFFALO20 (expires Sept. 4) at checkout to get $20 off an order of $35 or more, plus a free, first-time delivery. For a limited time, Instacart is offering customers a free year of Instacart Express membership, which includes free, unlimited, same-day deliveries on orders over $35 (expires Aug. 15). After the initial free year trial, the cost of Instacart Express membership is up to $149 a year, or $14.99 a month.
New customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.
Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 90 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the U.S., 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.

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