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Instacart-Get Grocery Delivery Negative Reviews

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Instacart-Get Grocery Delivery App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2024

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Christmas Eve DisasterAs I write this message it's Christmas Eve. Today was my first time ever using Instacart. It's a popularly used app with the admins at my job so I decided to try it out. I ordered at Noon for a 5:00pm delivery. The app notified me around 4:00 pm or so that my items were being collected at the store. I began to clean cause family and friends are coming tomorrow. I take a break around 5 to see what's going on with my delivery and it stated the delivery was going to be delayed. I messaged my shopper to see if he had still been in the store. No reply. Ok right🤷🏾‍♂️ no big deal. I go back to cleaning. 5:30 another break, now I have a new time 5:45. Still cool whatever. My guys shows up promptly at 5:45 with my items. Some things are missing. So turns out my local Safeway had a power outage, and my shopper had to go to another store. Here's my problem, if something happens like a power outage, it might be good for someone to notify you... Turns out also my driver did return my chat. I never got a notification. My notifications for this app are ON. On the latest version OS. So kind of steaming wondering 1. When my refund for the items that couldn't be delivered will come and 2. How I'm going to find the remaining items I need on Christmas day. This was a really bad first experience/impression. Additionally I should add... The drivers GPS would not show on the apps live map. So maybe something should be checked out here..Version: 6.19.2

Express Delivery is a Scam, Item Quality SuffersI had a Instacart for two years and saw the quality of my ordered products quickly decline. I was getting produce and dairy products that were rotten or expired despite leaving a note for my shoppers to get better quality products. It honestly didn’t even seem like they were trying. There was more than one occasion where I ordered using express delivery, and my order would be delivered late. The last straw was my final express order where my shopper hadn’t even begun shopping until my delivery time frame was about to be surpassed. When I reached out to customer support to cancel the order, they told me that there would be a $15 cancellation fee, but they would waive it. Though I appreciate them waving my cancellation fee, I find it ridiculous that you would offer a service like express delivery at an extra cost, not actually provide that service, and then tell the customer that they would be charged a cancellation fee otherwise. The customer support representative told me that there was a high demand and multiple orders that my shopper had to complete which is why there was a delay. I understand high demand, but perhaps you should not offer express delivery if that’s going to be the case. You’re essentially tricking your customers into paying extra for something you’re not going to do. Ultimately the poor quality of my items and the false advertising contributed to my decision to cancel my subscription..Version: 7.146.1

Hidden fees.I got the receipt from the store total $162.78 and the item subtotal on my 25 item order was $189.90... that’s a difference of $27.12 that’s more then $1.00 per item mark up... THEN I STILL TIPPED(5%=$9.50)delivery fee$3.99 AND HAD THE SERVICE FEE $9.50 AND then the taxes $1.32 and some SERVICE GST $.68 BRINGING MY TOTAL TO $214.89 on an order that was a total of $162.78 so I don’t mind the tip and the charge for usage I’m MAD about the hidden fees of $27.12 INSANE!.Version: 7.57.0

The App has GlitchesIt’s good to have an app to which one can order groceries online from and Instacart has that, however, there are some features in the app that are not working such as the ability to delete an address from one’s personal profile. The app has the delete option and the button once in account settings and at the personal information, however when tapping on edit next to a delivery address and then click on the delete option at that particular address, instead of the address being deleted an error message comes up in white on a black background saying, unable to delete this address at the current time and the glitch can be replicated. And the app is also not accessible in its layout and the company’s technicians do not complete the order via phone in lieu of the app when the app is not working properly. And they want to investigate it before fixing the problem. Caveat, you had better taken a foreign language class in high school. I would not recommend this service for your grandparents or elderly parents until Instacart cleans up their act with the app and the help they have working in their customer service department. If you do have to contact their customer service regarding issues with the app, be prepared to do a lot of yelling..Version: 7.202.0

Nobody is shipping anything to you.Please just change to other local no touch delivery services as nobody’s gonna take the risk and go to the grocery store for you. Also if your shopper brought another cheaper replacement for you, they are gonna keep the amount of price difference. Nobody could guarantee you get the right item..Version: 7.21.0

ScamAdvertised free delivery then added $30 to the bill calling it a “service fee”. Driver couldn’t find the address so cancelled the order after txting me to say it was enroute. Stupid company do not use..Version: 7.31.1

TerribleWrong orders. Cancelled orders. Their 24/7 customer support has been unavailable for days. Trash service. Do not use.Version: 7.21.0

Scam!Massively inflated base prices and then an extra charge for delivery! Just go to the store’s website to compare how much they’re gouging you. What a joke. We’re not idiots..Version: 6.13.0

NOT WORTH ITUgh where to start... first of all, hidden fees. You think you are paying $3.99 for the service and it ends up coming out closer to $25 between service, delivery and tip. Once the shopper got to the store, I started noticing a bunch of items being “refunded” (things like avocado, green onion, etc; all basic items) which pretty much defeated the point of the service since I just needed to go grocery shopping myself for the missing items. SAVE YOUR MONEY, HEADACHE AND TIME!! Don’t use!!.Version: 6.21.0

OverchargeI bought $190 in groceries. My card was charged $270. I signed up for the express. Should have gotten $10.00 back as promised. But instead another $11.00 went on my card. $20 for tip, fair and worth paying. But where did the rest go?.Version: 7.21.0

Took money out of my accountI was just looking into an app while all the madness is happening tried to use it once it didn’t work and now they’ve taken money out of my account unauthorized....I love how this app has essentially taken advantage of people in a crappy time and hope they will refund the money they took without my knowledge. It’s really not a time to be ripping people off money that is essential to people with little to nothing 😞 have emailed twice no response thank you for taking food out of my family’s mouth by taking money out of my account in a time where families are struggling and losing their jobs real class act company!!!! I’m waiting for you to return my money like any ethical company would 😞.Version: 7.21.0

ScamThey’ll secretly charge you extra fees. I ended up more than double paying for my groceries and almost didn’t notice. Support takes forever to get in contact with. They ended up refusing to give me money. Would not recommend.Version: 7.19.0

Needs more environment awarenessI like the shopping convenience - no objection there. There’s the occasional wrong item being bought (just due to overloooking) which is understandable. What I am most upset about and have almost stopped using the app due to this is the massive plastic wrapping that most shoppers do. They do it out of good intentions I understand - sadly a lot of people like their produce wrapped in plastic. But there are a lot of us who try to reduce their blood plastic footprint. And big shopping “revolutions” like Instacart should absolutely always encourage using less plastic during shopping. I would really really like to see a default checkbox for “no plastic wrapping” or at the very least “reduced plastic wrapping”. I already only order from stores that only have paper bags, however they still have plastic in their produce section and sometimes shoppers use it excessively. My biggest jaw-drop moment was when I received a single mango wrapped in plastic (why, just why), and cabbage (which came by default wrapped in Saran wrap) which was wrapped AND tied in 2 plastic bags. Based on this I have limited myself to only order things that come in a container like milk, flour, eggs, etc. I’ve stopped ordering produce of any kind because I’m tired of dealing with tons of plastic bags that are honestly completely unnecessary for most cases. Even if they aren’t I have so many at home that I can always use my own for longer produce storage..Version: 7.50.0

Not worth it!Over half my items were “substituted “, bananas were black - not impressed - will NOT be ordering again.Version: 6.20.1

Great App, Needs Some WorkI loved this APP when I first downloaded it. It was easy to use and navigate and the service it offers is amazing to someone who works full time with a long commute to and from work. Sometimes you get home from work and you just don’t want to have to deal with hassle of shopping. Especially for an introvert. However this APP’s functions and customer service has seriously declined in the last couple of months. Adding items to your order? Sorry, gotta catch it before the shopper starts shopping! Want to cancel your order? Ha! There’s no option to. Even with the available instructions that illusive ‘cancel’ button simply doesn’t exist. So what’s the next step? Calling customer service. Which gets you nowhere - just an endless wait with no response. If the developers of this APP could fix these highly frustrating issues (and customer service was a little more on point) I’d give this service 5 stars. Because, otherwise, it’s a seriously awesome service! The shoppers are always great - kind, polite, and work with you to make sure you get what you need as quickly as they can. However, with the markups this service charges in order to keep the operation afloat I expect better Customer Service response times and an APP that doesn’t hide some seriously important functions from you, the user..Version: 7.5.0

The worst customer service ever!I made an order from Walmart and the delivery option it showed to me was the next morning. Next morning I received an update that my order will be arriving till 2:30. Later I received a message with apology and updated time was 4:30. Later I saw my time changed to 5:30, I wrote in a chat to a representative, few times he assured me that I’ll be receiving my delivery before 5:30. 30 minutes after the time changed to 6pm. Then to 6:30. I started a new chat asking what’s happening. Because if I knew it would take the whole day, I would be never ordering that. The other one assured me that till 7pm (!) I’ll be receiving it. During the chat the time already has changed to 7:45, while he was telling me about 7:15. I asked for them to make sure and to check when the shopper will be assigned to my order, they were repeating the same sentences telling we are apologizing and giving me $5 credit, when I already saw that the delivery time changed to 9pm I asked the supervisor to call me back, I was assured that there will be a supervisor calling me in 30 min. Should I say that no one called? I spent hours on all those conversations and they were giving me $10 credit for future purchases??? Why should I do future purchases if I can’t receive this purchase? At the end I just had to cancel the order and go to buy all I needed by myself. Will never use this service again and also will not be suggesting to anyone to use it!.Version: 7.105.1

KathySeveral of my items in my pick up order were missing. I called foodlion and I was told that those items had in face been given to the wrong person. Not only did they not have to return the items they weren’t charged, which that’s perfectly fine with me. My issue is that I then had to go to the store and pick up those items and still charged for them. I was the only one that was inconvenienced. I expressed that I understand that mistakes happen as this was not the first time but to repeatedly have these issues and I’m the only one that is losing out is not okay. I ended up speaking to Kathy’s and her customer service and telephone etiquette is not up to customer service standards and I believe she really doesn’t like her job. While conversing with Ms. Kathy I was given attitude. I was told that the other customer had nothing to do with this and why was I even bringing that customer into the situation. She asked what was she suppose to do about it ? I expressed to her that I was in no mad enough with her to give me attitude but I was the only person that was being inconvenienced and what was foodlion going to do to rectify the situation. Long story short, I did end up with a refund but it was not without incident and not given as a refund that wanted to keep a customer. My suggestion to Kathy is….if you aren’t excited to deal with the general public during the good and bad times, find another job..Version: 7.130.0

Not happy. Supposed to get free delivery!Will follow-up..Version: 7.48.0

RobbedAfter placing an order with about $250 worth of items off this services website it debited my account for $280 immediately. Within 2 days I was informed that many of my items were not available and gave me the option to cancel. I did cancel the order this was 10 days ago, I have NOT received a refund. The money is GONE! There is no way to contact customer service they have shut line down. A recording tells you install the app which I did and the app is only available to residents in the USA at this time and couldn’t even find my address. 😂 so congrats APOORVA METHA you’ve successfully profited off the back of the corona crisis better than any entrepreneur around. Refund me!.Version: 7.21.0

Diabolical payment structureThey use customer tips to subsidize their own labour costs. Deliverers don’t get their tips, instead they are used to fulfill the minimum amount per delivery cost. It’s absolutely unethical and I’m not even sure how the upper management was ok with cheating the people who pretty much are the cornerstone of their business model. Very disappointed with these practices..Version: 6.21.0

GarbageTrash service. Prices are always incorrect and you end up paying more (sometimes much more) per item. Have ordered with them multiple times and have never had a good experience, so I am terminating my account. If something is wrong, don’t count on customer service, either they have bots emailing you back or the people there are just really dumb. Don’t waste your time and money..Version: 6.20.1

Customer service is poorTook 3 hours to learn that “we’ll fix your account as soon as we can” actually means “maybe up to a couple days.” Obviously haven’t trained properly if they are unaware of the importance of establishing expectations. I’m done with Instacart..Version: 7.18.0

Check your bank Account!Not only did my shopper, on one item substitute it for another without communicating it with me but on another item which was supposed to be 2 but gave me one. The shopper also didn’t follow delivery Instructions. I could forgive that. But I was over charged 6x’s on the card I used which has it at its limit with pending charges. When I alerted the help desk they keep saying they show only one charge in their account but my account as of today still shows 3 pending charges. Which has left me penniless all weekend. Apparently they don’t know how a bank works with pending charges. It might drop off quicker for them but not for the customer. Who might need to use their funds. I just don’t understand why they felt the need to charge me so many times, I have never had this problem with Walmart or with my local grocery delivery service. Will not use this service again. If you like this service, I am guessing you have not ever checked your bank account from ordering the groceries to delivery, you will be charged several times, probably most of you have money to cover the pending charges and it is not a problem for you. But not everyone has the luxury of outlasting multiple pending charges. Now I know the extra charges should drop off my account, soon. But there shouldn’t have been extra pending charges to begin with which has left me temporarily penniless..Version: 7.138.0

TOTAL SCAM DON’T DO IT!My order summed up 150.33 CAD on the app. The receipt from Super Store says 127.96 CAD. Meaning, your app asked for extra 22.37 CAD. I called you on Sunday to explain the situation and the answer was, "give us at least 24 hours". Just received an email saying the subtotal is the one on the app, and the receipt is not valid. That's not everything: Half of the products I ordered were not available and the delivery arrived 5 hours later. IT’S A SCAM!.Version: 6.20.1

Terrible experienceMy order was cancelled and my credit card was charged..Version: 7.21.0

Waste of time & money!They were a few things missing from groceries that I already paid for I reported it , I thought they were going to give me a refund. However, they put it on my credit in my account for future purchases I ordered more groceries today but there was no credit added on my account. I kept emailing them but they kept emailing me none sense, they didn’t give me any refund or credit they just apologized. Complete waste of time & energy..Version: 6.20.1

Great idea, bad implementationMost of the items are unavailable, and I had to constantly keep an eye on the messages to approve swipes or request refunds. Very poor customer experience. Please let me know when you are ready, I’ll re try using it. I am not going to use it for many months for sure..Version: 6.2

Charge me without shopping!They charge me for updates membership for 100 dollars. They only let me know with email. I don’t read my email often. If don’t cancel it with in 15 days. Then the money can’t refund. What if I don’t read the email with in 15 days! This app is awful and ridiculous!!.Version: 6.12.1

MisleadingSo, in theory this is convenient, but certainly not in practice. There aren’t opportunities to use your promo codes/coupons at the designated stores you choose and on top of that they mark up EVERYTHING! I thought i was going crazy until one day I compared the prices listed on the website (I tried this with multiple stores, Meijer, Fresh Thyme, PetCo, and more) and every single item was more expensive on instacart, sometimes TWICE as much! I think it’s disgusting they capitalize on the inability of those to actually go to the store themselves, but, that’s capitalism. I think the worst part is the blase attitude all shoppers take. I would plan a meal around my instacart order and most of my essential items would not make it in, or they would substitute it with something completely different, even after I specifically choose a replace or the option to not have it replaced. I one time had to go back to the exact store once my partner came home (we went down to one car to save for an electric because:carbon footprint) and got the item i needed the shopper said that they were “out” of. I am not going to sit here and rate the shopper poorly or not tip them, they did after complete the service and this is just not the time considering the world standings, but i wish the company itself did more when it came to training the employees and price checking. I subscribed to the yearly $99 free shipping and wish i had not. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.Version: 7.50.0

Canadian passport not a valid IDTheir policy doesn’t consider passport to be a valid ID. I checked the laws to verify that this is indeed a totally made up policy. Tried to speak to customer service and my shopper was threatened to have his account blocked. Seriously terrible on both fronts..Version: 7.47.0

Charges you without your consentI enrolled in the 14-day Instacart Express trial, and cancelled the trial well before the end of my two week period. But guess what? They still charged me for the annual subscription. Cherry on top is that my account shows very clearly that I am NOT an Instacart Express member since I cancelled the free trial but I’ve still been charged. Absolutely ridiculous..Version: 7.19.0

Tip windowInstacart is screwing over shoppers why would you change the default percentage from 20% being the highest to now 5%??? People are likely still selecting the highest percentage option thinking that’s good enough these orders have been terrible since the update because instacart would rather onboard new clients allowing them to tip Pennies on the dollar and all the good shoppers will be gone soon. To those reading this look at the service from DoorDash or grubhub drivers and think how far the service there has fallen over the past few years. This will be the future of instacart. Please do the right thing and tip your drivers accordingly! It’s not like the food service apps where we simply wait for food and take it to you there’s times we’re dragging heavy carts with bad wheels with over 100 items going through the supermarket maze finding items in random aisles, bagging, taking cases of water up steps, making sure we pick fresh products. IC shoppers are not lazy! Would you want to spend an hour in a crowded store finding 40+ items delivering the order miles away doing about an hours work per shop for $11?! Base pay for a shop is $7 so that’s including a $4 tip…your neighborhood kid cutting grass makes more. Instacart do better! To the customers that use this app please realize that “delivery fee” doesn’t go to us and that it’s only the base pay plus whatever you tip, that’s it! For more information, please check out Reddit r/instacartshoppers..Version: 7.183.0

The worst customer service.I made an order a week ago and was charged twice. Whatever, it happens. Sent an email letting them know, they said yeah no problem we'll fix it asap, just send a screenshot of your banking app. So I did. And then I heard nothing else. So I sent another email. Then another. Then I called and they said to send the screenshot one more time. Then I heard nothing. So I called again only to be told "I know YOU think you've been charged twice but there's nothing on our end". She asked me send a screenshot AGAIN. Once again I didn't get a response. I've sent one last email with ANOTHER SCREENSHOT ATTACHED and still nothing. Absolute trash..Version: 6.20.0

Almost perfectThis is such a great concept. I love that it gives you all the nearby supermarkets that work with Instacart so it’s easy to compare prices. I will not give it 5 starts due to 2 things. 1. Once you’ve placed your order, you have a few minutes to add any items you forgot, as long as you do it before the person begins shopping, the problem is, there is some kind of glitch with the app because 8/10 times it will not let me add anything; I’ve only successfully been able to do it maybe once, but most times, it just wont give me the option, even if the person hasn’t started shopping. 2. There is an extra $20 that is added to your overall total in case there needs to be a replacement for a more expensive item or in case you add something else in general, if none of your items were substituted or if you didnt add any items, your bank account will reflect the actual total that was given to you at checkout. My only pet peeve about this is, they tell you about the extra $20 in super tiny letters at the very bottom of the page, it just looks like general policy writing so imagine the surprise when you sign into your bank account and see an extra $20 dollars than the one you saw at checkout. I didnt catch this at all at first so be aware, whatever your balance is, add $20; but dont let this scare you, you will most likely not need those $20 so it will be back in your bank within a few days.Version: 6.20.0

Terrible for customers and shoppersFor people trying to shop using this app: don’t. The service isn’t great, support isn’t helpful, and while some of the shoppers may be bad, some like me actually cared. But this happened: The first time I tried to shop for someone, the provided credit card didn’t work, so I had to pay for them myself. The support took forever to answer, and was not very helpful. I tried to do the reimbursement process, but the app keeps crashing. I’ve currently submitted a claim and there’s no response for almost a week now. I wouldn’t recommend anyone use this service to make money or get their groceries because they charge so much yet the app is broken (current version) and there’s so many points where things could go wrong. Oh, and your number isn’t even in service, but you list that as an official help line. So yeah, it sucks for everyone. I don’t know how they turn a profit. Uber is a more customer AND contractor friendly business..Version: 7.21.0

Needs Ability to REMOVE Loyalty CardsI'm editing my previous review. I finally got my account working by calling into phone support again. I still can't REMOVE my old Sam's Club membership loyalty card that's canceled. Please add an option to REMOVE loyalty cards in the app. I’m having multiple issues with my Instacart account. 1. I’ve tried multiple attempts to reset my password, all have failed. 2. I can’t perform the account verification with a credit card since I didn’t have a method of payment on file, only had it set to Apple Pay before my account screwed up. 3. I have a leftover Sam’s Club loyalty card that will need to be removed from my account that I couldn’t remove before my account screwed up. I tried chat support. They never connected me to a rep, just the survey. I tried phone support, the call dropped while speaking with the rep. He never called back. I tried email support, they kept sending me pre canned messages instead of READING what I was asking them to do and trying to actually resolve my issues. As dumb as Siri and Alexa can be at times, Instacart’s support team is more incompetent. They might as well fire them all since a computer can perform better support than they can. I’m done with trying to resolve my issues. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! I can drive to the store and get what I need faster than I can even try to login to their app..Version: 7.173.0

Drivers stealing and false delivery time promises.Sometimes I get what I order but never trust them to get produce unless it’s frozen. Too many times we have gotten rotten or moldy produce and tell them to please make sure it’s not but of course they don’t follow directions. A lot of the times there’s missing items that they say they bought but don’t show up or we end up with 5 boxes of unwanted protein bars that I’m allergic to. We get our money back when it happens but it’s still frustrating. This past month we ordered and the driver stole half of our order. It was only the essentials we needed for the week that were stolen (bread, milk, bananas and vegetables). The driver refused to call to confirm she was here and walked right in the building then said she was getting the rest of our stuff from her car and drove off. Clearly not her first time doing this and we look like we’re getting a refund for stuff that should have showed up. Pay drivers more so they don’t feel the need to steal. And we placed an order yesterday night for today to show up before an appointment that cannot be rescheduled and now the order is delayed for 4 hours after our window we preset ahead of time. We’re tipping 30%+ so it’s not like it’s that reason but we set the times for a reason and this app is literally supposed to make grocery shopping less stressful for busy people and clearly not working..Version: 7.124.1

DONT USEI used this app to get myself pain reliever and personal items the total was $15 and was charged $35 and when my postal code SUDDENLY CHANGED (yes, I did double check my address before confirming) I waited for more then 4 HOURS to even receive call back from a customer service rep, my money wasn’t refunded completely a scam.Version: 7.19.0

Unfair crazy marked up pricesBefore you use this app make sure you understand how much the prices are marked up. They are charging you for the service in some cases for delivery and they are marking up prices insanely on all products. Order online and go pick it up.Version: 7.46.0

Very bad serviceA lot of my ‘fresh’ produce was soft or rotten. Terrible. Never again trust them..Version: 7.47.0

Terrible serviceOrdered yesterday at noon for delivery at 6-7pm. Nothing showed up and no contact at all. Call volumes 1 hour wait and still no groceries. Yet they charged my credit card. Fuming mad..Version: 7.19.0

Order cancelled by shopper on deliveryExtremely disappointed. I used the app to place a delivery to our hotel while on vacation. First of all the app is very frustrating to use to place an order because nothing is easy to find or navigate the store departments. There are so many things that target sells that don't fall under any category in the app and they can't be found on the app. So I put in a special request for the item, being as detailed and specific as possible but they can't figure it out. Not even the worst part. I put instructions to leave our order at the front desk and gave my name and room number. I got a text notification that they couldn't contact me and asking if I could meet them outside. I replied please leave the order at the front desk and by the time I got the app open and order pulled up they had canceled it. Nothing I could do now. (This was only 3 minutes after sending me text notification asking my to meet them outside, which is not even enough time to walk downstairs from my room!) what's worse is there's no way for me to contact them through the app to complain. Which is why I'm here. Even when I follow the prompts about contacting them about a recent order I select the order in question and then it just pulls up that order and has no where to leave a comment or contact them at all. Worst app ever. Gonna try click list and never will use Instacart again. Wish I could give zero stars! Don't waste your time like I did!!!.Version: 7.56.3

Dishonest business practicesIt turns out that every item I purchased (from Publix through instacart) was marked up, for a total increase of over 13% on my total paid from what it would have cost me in the store. When I called instacart to find out why, it was pointed out to me that on the instacart site, under the Publix logo, was a link to the Pricing Policy, where it was stated that the instacart prices may differ from the prices in the local store. Not only was the link to the pricing policy in the smallest font on the page (and therefore I didn't notice it); but also the statement that "prices may differ" seems purposefully evasive. I prefer to work with a company that is up front, honest, and ethical about their business model. Had they very noticeably proclaimed the pricing policy I would respect them more, and would have been able to make an informed decision about whether to use the service (for example, as soon as I visit the website or app, have an obvious link that says something like "a service fee will be added to each item purchased and will range from 10-15%"). The way it is hidden under obscure language feels like I am being purposefully taken advantage of. Had I known up front that I might pay 13% more to use the service, I would have had the opportunity to decide if the convenience was worth the $13. Chances are, most people like me would choose to pay that. However, since I feel lied to, I will NOT be using instacart again..Version: 6.1.2

Don’t do it.I have ordered from this app three times because I cannot seem to learn from my mistakes. The first time I wasn’t so mad because there is a pandemic going on (I get it) and they cancelled my order 5 minutes before it was supposed to be delivered. The second time, I was a little more understanding because again, there is a pandemic going on, but I received the wrong order entirely! The lady left before I was able to get to the groceries to let her know. Then I couldn’t get ahold of anyone, the phone lines are disconnected and no one answered the chat, so I just had to hope she would get my comment on the rating. She then returned and yet again, gave me the wrong order, again. This time I was able to correct her. So I had to pull my phone out and prove to her what I ordered (surprisingly it was all in her car). The last time, and I mean the last finally time, I had my order being shopped for, then the shopper quit during the shop and I sat waiting all night to see if they were going to finish shopping, they didn’t. Then the next morning the new shopper only gave me half of my groceries and claimed I didn’t order the $80 worth of groceries I was charged for. Again, I couldn’t get ahold of anyone for a while, and with long anticipation was offered a credit to my account.............We’ll have to see if they refund my card because a credit to my account is not acceptable in this case. I highly suggest to stay clear of this service. Don’t use it..Version: 7.23.0

Free Delivery isn’t what it’s chalked up to beLooked at using the app but quickly noticed that products were marked up 7 to 15 percent from what they are in store. Basically delivery is baked in the prices..Version: 6.20.0

NOT FOR CANADIANSI don’t know why apple let you put the app in the Canadian App Store if you don’t deliver to Canada..Version: 7.47.0

Confusing layoutThis app is very confusing, wAs charged 92$ for asparagus.Version: 6.21.0

App ok but misleading and some issuesI have been using instacart for awhile and overall like it. 2 big things keep me from giving it a better rating. 1. The app allows you to define acceptable substitutes or say you would like a refund. I always fill this out because it is frustrating if you miss a chat asking if they can substitute and you end up with a poor substitute that you won’t use. I have been told directly from instacart shoppers who keep badgering me to offer subtitutions on items I marked to refund that they never see these preferences. The feature would be really useful if it worked because otherwise you get tons of chats with pictures of empty shelves which aren’t helpful at all or constant “how about this? “ sub requests. The failure for shoppers to honor these requests is my #1 pet peeve with the app and service. 2. Lately about 20% of our orders are clearly being shopped with way too many others concurrently. You can tell this in a few ways: a) a shopping for 10 items takes 2 hours which also means you have TWO HOURS of chats and sub requests to monitor, b) the cold items arrive at almost room temperature (for example my ice cream arrived today and was LIQUID-we got it off the porch 2 min after they left it) c) higher error occurrences - wrong items delivered vs receipt and d) you get an alert that they are 7 min away and then 40 min later get one that the deliver time is pushed back almost 45 min well past the original estimate..Version: 7.142.1

You did me so wrongAfter being a loyal customer for 2 plus years ordering groceries weekly sometimes bi-weekly and probably tipping above average … you locked me completely out of my account and flagged my entire address so that NO one in my house can make an account simply because I reported a shopper for stealing on my property after she left the groceries. I only asked for HER not to return and you said oh we will take care of this and as soon as it was reported I was unable to ever place orders again! So I guess you are not allowed to report a shopper or YOU will be punished. I have a disability that makes it very difficult for me to shop. Instacart was a life saver until it wasn’t. I bragged about you guys to everyone I knew. I told people yes you should get instacart too it’s great! Well all of that has changed. I let people know what you have done to me and how devastating this has been for me. No one will talk to me you give me the run around make promises you will look into the situation and no one not ONE person helps me. You say it’s out of your control because of trust and safety and low and behold trust and safety is actually apart of instacart. You say a manager will contact me no one does. You refuse to help me and have left me in this situation now for over a month. I don’t understand you instacart. You really do your customers wrong. Some people really need the assistance. It’s terrible what you have done!!!.Version: 7.154.1

Don’t deliver and take your groceriesTerrible experience, never trusting this app again, the dude that shopped for me stole my items, never delivered and I’ve been trying to call through customer service for 8 hours now with 16 attempts. Such a rip off and waste of time.Version: 7.21.0

Great app but BAD SHOPPERSThe app itself runs well. And in theory the idea is a great one. But unfortunately almost every single one of my shopping experiences through Instacart has been a bad one. Maybe it's just something about my area, but frankly the shoppers are awful. They are constantly purchasing the wrong items, running extremely late and making mistakes. And perhaps some may not appreciate this, but another issue is shoppers who are smokers- my groceries arrive drenched in the smell of cigarette smoke and even sometimes leaves a subtle cigarette flavor on certain items. No judgement whatsoever, truly, it is just very unpleasant to someone who does not smoke. I have only had one or two shoppers that really did a good job. **I wish Instacart would invent some way to favorite or request specific individual shoppers.** Especially because even when a shopper does a bad job, I feel pressured to still tip and rate them well because they may be the same person who accepts my order the next time and could, I dunno, spit in my salad or whatever. After thinking about it, is it really even safe? All these strangers coming to our homes? I dunno, I think more vetting needs to take place and some kind of choices need to be given to the consumer as far as WHO they want shipping for their produce and what not. Instacart is good, but it could be great with some tweaks and improvements. Until then, I do not intend to renew my membership..Version: 7.9.0

Compare store receipt to Instacart chargeI loved Instacart so much when I first tried it that I signed up for the annual delivery subscription to eliminate all delivery fees. Great $99 investment. I just pay a little extra to tip the driver through the app and I never have to visit the grocery store again… YEA!, However I did notice after a few months that the Store receipt was regularly 25$ - 30$ more than the Instacart total after correcting for adjustments and substitutions in the order. I called and spoke to customer service twice and confirmed that Instacart does not honor store prices and in fact sets their own to maximize profit. The original store receipt will always be included with your grocery delivery so make sure to check the total amount paid to the store and compare it with your final Instacart charge after substitutions and adjustments are made. For me the difference is about $200 per month, but we eat a lot of expensive organic produce. So just know that you’re paying $99 for the annual membership, but also for the inflated grocery prices. In my case since I pay my house cleaner $20 per hour it’s cheaper to have them do my shopping and the additional benefit to that is they can also enter my loyalty number at checkout so I can get my discounted fuel points directly from the store since in Alaska the Instacart drivers get the store points for the purchase. I’ll still use it a pinch, but know it costs more than the annual fee and driver tips..Version: 7.18.0

ScamYou are never actually refunded when something need to be replaced, their customer service is terrible they have no idea what they are doing, claim that they process the refund but my bank has never once gotten one!!! This is seven months later they still cant give me a confirmation number for a refund but are trying to scam you into using a system that doesn't work. dont download in no way is this actually worth having your accounts compromised.Version: 6.19.1

Items way overpriced!!Using the app is very convenient. It’s great to have so many options to pick replacements, give instructions on produce selection, etc. Having a great shopper means you get exactly the groceries you want, delivered right to your door. I had my groceries within 2 hours of placing my order which was a lifesaver. I would definitely not make a habit of shopping on this app though because the items are extremely over priced! Awesome when needed in a pinch but with the service fees, delivery fees, subscription fee, tip, and grocery price inflation, it is a huge hit to the wallet..Version: 7.48.0

Items are expensive then the store price.Besides an annual subscription, there's an Instacart service fee per order, so it's never free even if you have paid subscription. I have the actual bill for the items purchased through Instacart, and they've exaggerated the price of each item by almost 10-20%. Ridiculous..Version: 8.3.0

No Cancellation OptionI generally love using Instacart. It’s a good option if you can’t make it out to the store for whatever reason. However, seeing that some of the items were not available, and I do need it for my babies, I wanted to cancel my order so I could just make the trip myself. I changed my mind within a minute of submitting my order. And there was no way to cancel, because a shopper was already on it. While that’s not a bad thing, it doesn’t allow the buyer enough time to cancel if they need to. Instacart should work on a policy for this. Like give it 5-10 minutes before a shopper starts, to allow enough time for a person to determine the urgency of getting something themselves or letting a shopper shop for them. I know some people may not like this, but I wouldn’t mind waiting, if I saw that it would be more worth it for me to take the trip. Seeing that some things that I needed for baby now are not available, it would make sense to have a policy for this example. Because not only do I not get those specific items, I wasted money on fees when I could have gotten them myself. I’m not trying to refund for that item or get something similar. It does not work for picky baby eaters. So after I get my order, I’m still going to have to go out and get those item myself. Not just annoying but such a big waste all around. That’s all..Version: 7.136.0

Only use if you absolutely have to otherwise try doordashI only use this app because I don’t have a car and sometimes i need things that I can’t myself the day of. EVERY SINGLE TIME there is an issue with my order ie. shopper never comes, poor replacements/substitutes that are not equivalent substitutes, order comes with everything but the item I need and is just the extras. The app should have the option for customers to purchase items directly from the store first to mitigate any wasted time and money purchasing items only to find out they’re out of stock at that particular store, and shoppers should be educated on what proper substitutes are/items should not be substituted if there are no substitutes given. I purchased a hair color remover for semi permanent hair color and woke up to find *permanent hair color remover on my porch which I cannot use. So now I’m out $25 and have to go out of my way to make a return at a store I don’t frequent. This app is only useful for grocery shopping every other non grocery item I have purchased has been a terrible experience of back and forth between out of stock items and wrong substitutes which is a waste of time and money when you need something fast. Additionally they like to take on $5+ to your order without telling you, and you’ll only notice if you check your bank statements how much they are really charging you. Doordash is at least better with customer service.Version: 7.203.1

Crooks!!!!! Stay awayMy last order of 100$ + was never delivered. It showed it was but I never received a single item and I have tried to get a hold of customer service through chat email and calling and have had no response for over 72hours. How is this legal they basically stole $100+ dollars from me..Version: 7.19.0

Absolute garbageAfter trying 2 times to order groceries for delivery using my own and my husbands email both transactions were cancelled immediately and locked out of our profiles. Don’t waste your time with this. After spending the time to add all my items to my cart twice and then having it fail, it’s not a one off. The app and online Instacart are both garbage. Huge inconvenience. It also says it’s only 3.99 for delivery but when you actually go through all the steps there’s an additional ‘service fee’ of $6 and then tip for the driver on top of that. All and all waste of time..Version: 7.17.0

Spam notifications and deleted settingsInstacart used to be beautiful. Now they’e started spamming my lockscreen with “new notifications” that aren’t notifications at all, but just spam tricking you into opening the app for no reason. That’s the last straw, Instacart. I’m lucky I have healed enough to do my own shopping, again, pandemic or no pandemic. The app is becoming more and more useless and resulting in more and more problems that I have to correct, every time, without fail. After months of receiving the wrong stuff, I came to discover that all of my instructions had been magically deleted from the app (things like instructing the shopper to not buy rotten vegetables, which they will do if I don’t tell them not to). It took me about an hour to re-enter them all, because I have to enter detailed instructions for every single item, one three-page process for each item, otherwise your shopper will just buy any old crap (I once ordered Hershey‘s cocoa powder for cooking, and they brought me Nestlé Quick instant chocolate drink). I give my shoppers the benefit of the doubt that they either couldn’t or didn’t read my instructions OR my personal messages. One guy bought me the exact thing I specifically told him not to buy! Based on reports and my personal experience, I’m betting it’s the app, and not a sudden crisis in illiteracy. I guess Instacart has become one of those companies that are now too big for beauty. I DELETED THIS APP WHEN IT STARTED SPAMMING ME!!!.Version: 7.43.0

(My poor Instacarter)I have use the app multiple times and had had many many many reasons to delete it and reasons to never put my information on this app ever again I advise is because the prices are over shot and the service is out of hand. I had tried to order a big order and my Instacart person had took in my order, natile Milan they had still charge me for it, then I charge me extra for weather conditions, extra Fee for service charge, tell a year after I have yet to hear from the incident, Support did not support anything, and work that one of the stores they had delivered from they had said my order was purchased and I will not be able to get any refund from them either, I had also purchased a $300 gift card as a present and a gift it had never been received, They told me to order it again I felt insulted, I use all my information and my Insta Carter contacted me for any notice from Support, and I had to change my number three times because of it. These were just some of my 50 orders that I have please using this app and forgiving the times that are it has wronged me but it still happens and I’ve learned to just not use the app no more. I had also had many encounters with discriminatory situations dealing with random Instacart people coming to my place of business and really acting in a way that I cannot even describe many on drugs or many just really in responsible. Lost customers because of a permanently. Never having them in my location again.Version: 7.115.0

Always an issueOkay so I started Instacart before the Pandemic started and was over joyed with the amount of money I was making in a short amount of time. I liked it more than DoorDash. That was within the first few weeks of being a shopper. After I would have a whole bunch of issues and glitches making my orders take longer and more difficult to do. The year 2020 I had an order that was roughly $500 the app glitched and erased my profile just as I was on the way to deliver the items and it took the Customer service hours to even do anything that could help. There was an order before that where the app glitched and I was sitting at the customers house for hours waiting for a resolve. Fast forward 2021 I use the app under my moms information and didn’t have a single problem with the app except for bad connection here or there. I try to reapply (because the app glitched and deleted my account) under my own information again and was already having issues like it wouldn’t let me update my phone information. I tried to get a rep and they seemed helpful but then I couldn’t get to the chat to answer any questions. I finally get to the chat and had to start a whole new chat with different people who weren’t even able to help. It’s all been a headache and very disappointing. It seems they’re doing all these updates but not fixing anything that actually matters..Version: 7.102.1

Bad service experienceIt used to be good and convenient but not right now. The selected food are terrible and the shoppers are not as professional as they advertised. Almost any random person can be a shopper. And the price on the app is at least 15% higher than the price in store. And it tends to be higher recently! This is ridiculous! I don’t use it anymore..Version: 7.32.0

Not sure how they’re operating businessDownloaded instacart so I could have my groceries delivered and after my first order was placed and I got the alerts the money had been drafted from my account I got an email that my account had been deactivated, orders cancelled, and money would be refunded due to “fraudulent activity”. I called customer service to figure out what was going on and the first woman couldn’t give me any answers other than it had been deactivated and I’d have to wait, spoke with a supervisor who continues to say about the same thing and eventually was able to inform me it looked like it had something to do with the delivery address. However he could not “access my account” to do anything about it. My billing address and delivery address are different as I just moved states 6 days ago and still hold residence in a different state than I now currently live in. Even with this information he informed me he could not do anything. I asked for my instacart account to be canceled and now will have to use Shipt or my local grocery delivery as well as not having a delivery option for certain stores. I understand the security issue, but the fact nobody could do anything about it? What happens if someone is on vacation, someone else’s house, has multiple residences? They can’t order food except to their billing address? I have multiple addresses I’d of been having deliveries go to throughout the year and it completely blows my mind nobody could do anything..Version: 7.5.0

More expensive but good in emergenciesI appreciate the service in emergencies or when I’m extremely busy but it is definitely much more expensive than just going myself to the store. Especially when tipping the delivery people. It’s not affordable for me currently and I can’t find the worth in buying a membership when I should just go to the store myself, compare item prices, use coupons, and save money. When I do use it, I currently use stores that are labeled with “in store prices” because some items are raised in price. I also wish we could have the receipts so I could verify the in store prices and also scan them into Fetch 😜 I have had great shoppers in the past. It seems there is a new policy where if they need to make a replacement they only offer photos of the same brand. That has been annoying because I’m not buying for the brand usually. I’m buying for the product. Example would be white bread or sharp cheese. If the brand was out the shoppers send photos of wheat/rye bread and Monterey Jack cheese. It happens with all the drivers so it must be something they are told to do. Instacart definitely saved me when I was sick for 2 months with COVID in NYC and live alone. I couldn’t leave and was too weak to do so even if I could. Very grateful to all the amazing shoppers..Version: 7.98.1

Awful serviceComplete waste of money and time. They use the closest store to your home so you end up getting groceries from the mini Loblaws that has basically no produce, no butcher, etc. I’d rather use click and collect and pay $3 and go to the super sized Loblaws. Rather than $14 delivery to get half of what I ordered..Version: 6.19.2

Great way to earn money but very one sidedI love shopping for Instacart. It’s a great way to make money quickly however, this app/ company is VERY customer driven. Your shopper rating determines your earning potential and it’s not fair at all. Customers can lie and say items are missing from their order or that the order is missing all together and you as a shopper receive a lowered rating. Customers can also give bad reviews and rate 1 star for things out of your control. The lower your rating the lower your earning potential. The lower your rating the more likely you are to get the batch’s NO ONE wants like the low or no tip orders. Disputing the claims don’t do anything to help even when you take your pictures and attempt to text the customer when items aren’t in stock and the customer doesn’t respond. It’s very easy to have your ratings drop and harder to get them back up. The lower your rating goes the more likely you are to have your account deactivated. Instacart needs to fix this and make it harder for the ratings to drop. Anything below a 5 star review drops the rating as well so you HAVE to get 5 stars everytime. But I guess until enough of us shoppers get on them about this it will continue to happen bc hey the demand for this huh job is high so they don’t care if they lose a shopper however many shoppers care if they lose this gig job. Anyway just wanted to give anyone out there a heads up on the inside workings of this app to make a sound judgement and be aware..Version: 7.135.0

Stolen Groceries3 times I used this app, the first time i used it my groceries were STOLEN by the person who supposedly “delivered” them .... contacted customer service and they tried too to get ahold of the shopper and were declined calls by her.... thus they deemed what i already knew and that is that my groceries were stolen and so they replaced the order for me and the second lady actually brought me my groceries, yet i only got 1/4 of them. I swore off this service after that second delivery but my local grocery only uses THEM for delivery so yet again I am here ordering from them , hoping since they are through my grocery store and not the app it will be okay. 3rd time starts off great the person communicates with me the whole time, JUST as she says she’s done shopping and my grocery store lets me know my groceries are on the way suddenly my order gets “cancelled” and my shopper stops the chat and i never got my groceries .... i waited 3 hours for them and spend about $80 of which i have now AGAIN lost to a shopper who stole them. LITERALLY THE WORST SERVICE EVER they obviously do not check who’s shopping for them and to those who are shoppers - i’m disappointed in your morals that you would steal groceries from someone who worked hard for the money to pay for them . I literally cannot leave my house due to covid and this is my only option for groceries that i’m low on, i will be using another app from now on and will never again return to this AWFUL service ..Version: 7.37.0

Not worth the troubleTried for several HOURS to get my order to work. Company doesn’t accept Canadian payment methods. IT support is useless and told me to google the answers. Couldn’t get my order placed. I’ll never use this app or service and will tell everyone I know to avoid it. Awful experience..Version: 6.20.1

Truth about instaEvery single time I use this app, I get so frustrated. Apparently nobody is updating the app where I’m from because it does not fail EVERY TIME I order from insta, they’re “out of stock” or have to refund half my order, when if I drive down my street less than a few miles away, I FIND EVERY ITEM I ASKED FOR. I believe half the “shoppers” refund items because they are too lazy to find all the items. I believe the store and the app don’t communicate and update their list of items. Don’t count on finding any deals or clearance. Don’t count on half the items you order coming to your doorstep. I hate this app. I really do. But what can I do when I am stuck home with COVID and cannot get out to go shopping? Lastly, what is the deal with the payment options? Why is it that every time I order something, it charges THE WRONG CARD? Seriously? I make sure I choose the right payment method and again, it does not fail I receive a notification that a different payment method was selected and charged. What are you insta people doing? Do you even use your app? How are you going to ask people to pay an annual membership when you inflate the grocery store cost, refund half the items, and have outdated grocery items? I called costumer service and sat waiting to talk to a supervisor for FAR TOO LONG. I expect a full membership refund and I will absolutely tell everyone how horrible this service is..Version: 7.86.0

Terrible costumer supportSlow reposes and unproductive.Version: 7.31.1

Poorly responsive customer serviceWe were charged 100 dollars for the subscription service without explicitly being informed of this in our initial order. I attempted to call weekly for nearly two months before we could get through to the call centre, only to be informed that the membership fee could only be refunded on a prorated basis. The service itself was reasonably easy to use and the actual reps were pleasant and professional when we could reach them, however it would be nice if the buyers were paid a reasonable wage. Overall the membership fee signup seems like a blatant ripoff and appears as if they are hoping customers won’t be bothered to call in and deal with multiple excruciating wait times. There are many national and local alternatives to this service, and I would recommend that this company firmly revisit their business practices if they hope to maintain a loyal following..Version: 6.19.0

Delivery Is a dreamOrdered my quarantined parents groceries. Delivery scheduled for Sunday 6-7 pm. Shopper arrived at the store at 7:55 pm and didn’t know the store closed at 8! Kicked her out. Said she finish in the morning. Next available time was 3 days later. My parents were in quarantine!!! Called and waited on hold for 3 1/2 hrs only to have the wait time increase. Called again the next morning when csr read from a script and said reschedule which I had - 3 days later. My senior parents were in quarantine and I am 3 hours away- didn’t matter. My issue was escalated a manager last Thursday- today is 11:31pm on Sunday. No call. I finally found a friend to drop food to my parents. Don’t bother. Skip this service. Give your money without the middle man. I can text a list to a stranger with greater confidence..Version: 7.21.0

Hidden feesI was planning to switch from Saveon delivery $4.99 each week to Instacart as it advertises only a yearly subscription which was about half the cost of saveon’s delivery fee. However, during the trial, I find out about the driver “tip” which is not allowed at saveon and the “service fees” which added to the subscription mean this will cost more on a weekly basis. Back to save on we go!.Version: 7.17.0

ScamSupposed to charge me 27 charged me 50 instead.Version: 7.18.0

Unhappy CustomerI’ve used this app over 10 times and the last time i refused to use it again. The service has always been great, loved all the shoppers. The last time they showed me the prices of the individual items and i was okay with it, they also showed me the delivery charge, the tax, the tip, and the service charge. Everything added up and i was fine with it. Everything i put in my cart was picked up by the shopper, there were no replacements or refunds or item changes. When the order was done the item prices magically went up so my purchase was $10+ over what i was expecting. Its never done that before and i didnt order anything special. I tried to email them and asked them why the prices mysteriously went up and they said it was service charge and i tried to tell them the service charge was already added in when i agreed on the prices. Email after email was the same reply, it was a service charge. They already add some service charges into the price if the item, thats why they’re higher online than in store then they add another service charge at the end. Which again i was fine with paying but then they charged me extra when they shouldn’t have and all i was getting was robot responses saying it was a service charge. I understand there might be some higher prices in the store but that doesn’t make every item price go up $1-$2 after you agreed to pay the price they told you..Version: 6.32.0

App is okay but horrible customer service if something goes wrongThe app works well for the most part. Unfortunately, there’s no way to cancel an order if the shopper just stops shopping and abandons your order. It’s also hard to get ahold of customer service through the app when issues arise. The way to get to the chat with your shopper is harder than it should be and whenever you open a new ‘window’ in the app, they just stack up and you have to delete a lot of them in order to get back to the main page. Would not recommend unless you’re desperate and have lots of time to deal with getting jerked around by inept customer service agents..Version: 7.19.0

It’s OK...sometimesIf for some reason, you are unable to do your own shopping, this is an acceptable alternative. But the experience varies so much based on which shopper is randomly assigned. When an item is sold out, sone people have no common sense as to how to replace it. I’m a vegetarian, and Tokfurky Italian Vegan Sausages are often out of stock, and more than one shopper has tried to replace it with pork. And shoppers have sometimes shown up as much as an hour earlier than your scheduled time! What if someone is not home, or showering, etc? Being too early is just as bad as being too late. And when there is a 1 hour delivery window, it shouldn’t be an issue at all. Also, you basically have to be available to approve/reject changes and live chat with shoppers in order to get what you want. So this options doesn’t work if you are actually busy and not, say, homesick. The general UX is bad too. When something is out of stock, you’re only allowed to choose from 2 possible replacements that often don’t make sense. I basically use this when I am home sick, or in the middle of a project but still can check my phone often. If you can’t be right next to your phone during every order, avoid this app. I’m just using it until something better comes along. I like that I can shop at my local store, where I know the general stock and pricing. That’s the only thing that makes this better than Peapod or Fresh Direct..Version: 6.3.1

Scam absolute scam !!please read!!Continuous amounts of terrible orders that needed refunds. Instead of giving a refund they turn it to credit instead which added up to almost $100 for me when I clearly stated I wanted a refund. Customer service said they’ll change it to a full refund (typical 3-7 days to refund), next day when I checked my refund it was only $45 dollars refunded!!! This app is taking advantage of this pandemic to scam us and our needs of convenience!! Also their available products in the apps sucks now. Like Walmart’s only have plastic spoons and granola bars for breakfast items now?? Can’t even request items and search results are basically zero. Might as well just not get the app and do things yourself. Garbage app.Version: 7.47.0

Pay Attention to Unknown ChargedI have been using Instacart for about awhile now and I have recently noticed at first what I thought was a glitch in the system. I would pay for an order and would notice an additional charge. For example I’ll buy a gift card as to not always use my card. My total came up to $38 then used my entire $40 gift card balance along with charging an extra additional $10 off my card. I looked at the receipt an couldn’t understand the additional charge. It can’t be a service fee because the service fee is already 2 and it shows you beforehand. I ended up placing an order that my reciept shows including delivery, tax, tip and service fee it was about $26 in total but my card was charged an additional $9. If you look at the bottom of the screen it states that want you press the submit order button you agree to pay that order total along with an additional charge to your card. It does not explain what this charge is for or why. So in total your paying for your groceries that are over priced than in store (check your receipts) , delivery fee (unless you have a subscription), taxes, service fee along with tipping and a mysterious additional charge you are spending a lot of money. I would say Instacart is a good app if you want a few items and you don’t feel like going to the store or mind the extra charge..Version: 7.100.0

Hit and missThey just changed the app and now they’ve placed the cart at the bottom. Why? It was better up on the right at the top of the screen and easier to see ? Another dumb decision, when you finish shopping and paying for your order, the cart does not show 0 anymore. The items remain in your cart, even after you receive confirmation that it’s paid! So if you need to go to another store and start shopping to schedule another delivery, you can’t do it. Nice going, Instacart. Then there’s all the random missing items, shoppers who don’t read your instructions and bring you the wrong things, lost tomatoes that they say you got (and charge you for)… but you never got. Time wasted sitting on the phone calling Instacart customer service to explain all these things or take pictures of your smashed items or plead your case on those tomatoes you never got, etc. Add in the smashed bread and broken eggs and you get the idea. But the upside of all this is that occasionally you get a nice shopper who is good and reads your instructions and texts you as needed and delivers your stuff quickly. Hopefully not showing up with all your cold items warm because they delivered four different orders and you were the last one they delivered. So, I guess if you can handle all the bad, the benefit is,…”you” didn’t have to go to the store. We got someone else to do it for us. But it’s always hit and miss if it’s going to be a good or bad experience..Version: 7.76.0

Never againI don’t understand how when you go to a grocery store the night before and they have various items that you need but you don’t have time to grab them because you’re a sick kid in the car so you decide to call Instacart. But then they cannot find any Ramen noodles in the whole store even though there is a whole aisle dedicated to that. Every time I order from Instacart I think it’s going to be different. The shoppers don’t even try and then when you say I’m gonna chip you $10 because my order was $50 they get mad when you change it to two dollars because there’s literally only actually two items that they shopped for in a bag on my step. If they actually did their job and shopped for the stuff that you want and then I would not have a problem in the world and I understand things become unavailable. So before I wrote this review I called giant and ask them about said items and they wait and walked in the aisle and said yes we actually have about 50 units of the one item had about 30 units of another item and quite a few other items they actually did have in stock but they didn’t bother to actually shop for them. And then the worst part is is when you try the trial free delivery and then you cancel it a day before the end of the trial period. But then two weeks later you look on your bank account and they charged $100 for an Insta cart membership I think we should definitely boycott Instacart people have no work ethic anymore!!!!!!.Version: 7.114.2

Not worth the troubleScrewed up my order twice. Then substituted with something no where near what I wanted. Worst of all, paid for two (5) multipack of noodles and got two singles. Paid price for 10 but got 2. What a scam..Version: 6.1.1

Not great customer serviceI’ve had Instacart for over a year and everything is great in terms of deliveries and the various stores you can choose from. No issue there. However, my account was recently locked and then deactivated while I had absolutely no idea as to why either happened. To get in contact with support you need to log in; however my account was locked so there was no way for me to reach them. I was able to find their number online and ask how to reactivate my account-they told me to fill out a form with a government ID and my payment information after which their trust safety department would be able to verify my account and unlock it. The problem is that the trust safety department has no number and they only communicate through email. The rep I spoke to didn’t want to give me the email address either and said I’d have to wait till they got back to me on the matter. Additionally when I asked why my account was locked they said they had no idea why it’s been locked and only the trust safety department can tell me. I was very frustrated by this because the trust safety department hasn’t reached out to me about my account being locked nor about it being deactivated. On top of that I had no way to reach them either to ask about this??? Overall the customer support regarding locked accounts was horrible and in the end resulted in me just completely leaving the service..Version: 7.173.0

Expensive hold that can’t be waivedI lost my license so Instacart came as a relief. I love the app it’s user-friendly and has all the stores that I would need in my area. The one thing I do not agree and will be deleting this app for is the 10 to 15% “authorization hold“ that they charge you on your total order, just in case you want to add some thing while the shopper is gathering your items. I don’t know about anybody else, but I spent about an hour making sure I had everything that I needed so that that wouldn’t happen. This hold amounted to an extra $30 I have a daughter, and with everything going on in the world today I am limited on funds as it is. Waiting an extra 3 to 5 business days, it being a Saturday today, to get that $30 back is not an option for me. On the other end of it if I only have $160 in my acct to begin with, like today, that takes a big chunk out of the things I am able to get. On top of a delivery fee, a service fee, and a tip for the driver. I say you guys are taking too many fees on top of this “authorization hold” it forces me to erase crucial items from my list and/or to cheap out on a tip, which I’m sure the driver relays upon themselves. Instacart can be great with minor changes. I’ll be paying my next door neighbor, who’s out of work due to covid, $15 flat fee to go a .25 mile up the road to do this. I suggest others find a cheaper, more efficient route as well..Version: 7.62.0

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