Instacart’s Grocery Pickup Service Starts Rolling Out Across The US

By Annie Baker ● November 8, 2018

Instacart has announced the national expansion of Instacart Pickup — which is a new click-and-collect service for groceries. The expansion is happening across a number of cities across the United States. And the pickup service also works with Instacart’s delivery service.

And Instacart’s grocery pickup service works with over 200 stores across 25 markets such as ALDI, Cub Foods, Food Lion, Price Chopper, Publix, Schnucks, Smart & Final, Sprouts, Tops Friendly Markets, and Wegmans. And these markets include major cities such as Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Nashville, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Over the next few months and throughout 2019, Instacart is planning to work with existing and new retail partners to add the Instacart Pickup service to participating stores nationwide.

After you download the Instacart app, you can search and buy the groceries through the app. Then select the Instacart Pickup option to pick it up:

“We want to make grocery shopping effortless by helping our customers get the groceries they need from the retailers they love. Our customers want choice and we’re excited to now offer the pickup option they’ve been asking for,” said Instacart’s Chief Business Officer Nilam Ganenthiran in a statement. “In our house, sometimes the ritual of going to the grocery store is inspiring and helps us meal plan for the week. Other times, we’re busy and can’t get to the store, so delivery makes life easier for us. For families that are out and about and running errands, a pickup solution might be a better fit for their family rhythm. I’m excited to work with our existing retail partners to now offer Instacart Pickup and look forward to adding more beloved grocers over the coming months and expanding this service to even more families.”

If you would rather have the groceries delivered, Instacart’s delivery service covers more than 70% of US households with over 300 stores across all 50 states.