TAMPA BAY, FL--(Marketwired - October 27, 2016) - Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it has expanded into Tampa Bay, its third city in Florida. Tampa Bay residents from North Tampa to St. Petersburg can now order from their favorite retailers like Publix, Costco, Total Wine & More, and Petco, and have their groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour. We've received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region and are excited to extend our service to 81 zip codes in Tampa Bay.
The holiday season is upon us and rather than spending hours at your local grocery store, Instacart is looking forward to giving Tampa Bay residents back their time to do more of what they love. Along with our partners, we are committed to bringing the freshest groceries to our customers from brands they already know and love. So whether you're hosting a cocktail party or family dinner, we're here to do the legwork so you can enjoy this special time of year.
"Over the past year we've seen incredible demand in the Tampa area," said Nick Friedrich, Instacart General Manager. "We strive to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Expansion into Tampa Bay gives us an opportunity to service even more consumers in the Florida 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."
"We are thrilled to expand on our Total Convenience pledge to customers by adding the Tampa market to our successful relationship with Instacart in Florida," said John Jordan, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Total Wine & More.
Instacart's initial delivery area in Tampa Bay includes the following 81 zip codes: 33510, 33511, 33578, 33584, 33602, 33603, 33604, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33610, 33611, 33614, 33615, 33616, 33619, 33621, 33629, 33634, 33635, 33548, 33549, 33556, 33558, 33559, 33612, 33613, 33617, 33618, 33620, 33624, 33625, 33626, 33637, 33647, 33755, 33756, 33759, 33761, 33763, 33764, 33765, 33767, 33770, 33771, 33786, 34677, 34681, 34683, 34684, 34685, 34695, 34698, 33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33760, 33762, 33772, 33773, 33774, 33776, 33777, 33778, 33781, 33782 and 33785.
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, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or up to seven days in advance) and check out. An Instacart Personal 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.
New customers can open an account at www.Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.
Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with personal shoppers who hand pick items at customers' local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 28 metropolitan areas across the US and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Publix, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Plum Market). By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the grocery brands they trust. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today's on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.Instacart.com.