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”If you need groceries in a hurry, the best choice is instacart.”
”Instacart does not maintain warehouses or trucks. Instead, the service is assembled out of found parts — existing supermarkets, willing part-time workers and their cars. The model has many advantages.”
“It saves me so much time,” Carr said. “My husband and I are very particular about our diets so it's not an option for me to run by the Jack in the Box.”
“Having a personal shopper can make a bit of a difference. For example, the food delivered to the office (a bunch of bananas, a mango, and some strawberries) was ready to eat, just as if I had selected it from the grocery store myself.”
“It is difficult to find dependable shopping couriers who can master Instacart's app and also reliably pick the ripest avocados or the milk least likely to spoil. Customers will pay a premium for that kind of service.”
“Instacart uses software that makes “hundreds of calculations” a second to determine the right time to dispatch a shopper, based on weather, traffic, sporting events, and other factors, so that the groceries are still fresh when they arrive at the door.”