Instacart launches on Long Island with 1-hour retail deliveries – New York News

Retail delivery service Instacart, whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from selected local stores, will offer delivery on Long Island starting Tuesday.


Instacart is expanding to 110 new ZIP codes, covering more than 825,000 homes across Nassau and Suffolk counties, company representatives said. The company said it will contract with more than 150 “personal shoppers” on the Island.

Instacart, launched in San Francisco in 2012, serves more than 90 markets nationwide.

Residents in the new service areas will be able to order from partner retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Petco, Costco and CVS, and have their orders delivered to their doorsteps within an hour or two, the company said.

To order, customers go to the Instacart website or open the mobile app, select their city and store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window, which can be within one hour, within two hours, or up to seven days in advance.

Then, an Instacart personal shopper accepts the order on a smartphone, does the shopping, and delivers the order, using his or her personal car.

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