SPOKANE, Wash.—Spokane area residents won’t need to leave their homes for groceries starting Tuesday.
Instacart, a San Francisco based grocery delivery service, started delivering groceries from four grocers and a pet store to people living in Spokane Valley, Millwood, Irwin, Valleyford, Glenrose, Country Homes, Fairwood, Vera, Pasadena Park, Mead and Orchard Prairie September 12.
Instacart will be delivering from Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, Costco, Natural Grocers and even Petco.
Reports said people can expect their groceries delivered to their doors in about an hour.
"You know as people are busier and busier, every hour that we can give folks back in their day is going to be time in their pocket time with their friends and family," operations manager of Instacart, Adam Fischer, said.
The delivery fee for orders costing more than $35 is $5.99. Instacart also offers monthly and yearly delivery payment options called Instacart Express. The cost for those services is $14.99 a month or $149 a year. Instacart Express also promises one-hour delivery on purchases that cost more than $35.
"As Instacart grows and develops kind of density in the area we'll get part time in store shoppers and potentially shift leads as well," Fischer said.
Fischer said this service will bring in jobs and give people a convenient way to shop.
"We think it's a win win for customers, shoppers and grocery stores alike," Fischer said.
The company will cover more than 130,000 households.