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Instacart launches one-hour grocery service in metro Detroit

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Hate grocery shopping? Always buy more than you want? Tempted by the cookie or ice cream aisle? Want someone else to wander around the store?

Instacart might be your answer. The retail delivery service has expanded into metro Detroit where it can serve more than 1.6 million households. Our area is its first venture in Michigan.

You can order from retailers like Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Plum Market, Petco and Meijer and have groceries delivered straight to your doorstep in as little as one hour.

Here’s how it works.

Just go online to www.Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on your iPhone or Android device, select your city/store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window – within one hour, two hours, or up to seven days in advance – and check out.

An Instacart Personal Shopper will take your order on his/her smartphone, use the Instacart Shopper app to guide him or her through shopping, and then deliver the order to you in the designated timeframe.

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Areas of service include the greater Detroit metropolitan area – Dearborn, Warren, Allen Park, Taylor, Woodhaven, Flat Rock, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Westland, Canton, Plymouth, Livonia, Northville, Grosse Pointe, St. Clair, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Shelby Charter Township, Macomb, Rochester Hills, Troy, Farmington Hills, Commerce Charter Township., South Lyon, Pinckney, Brighton, Village of Clarkston, White Lake and Harrison Charter Township.

Instacart is also bringing new jobs to the area and plans to bring on more than 200 new shoppers.

“Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Detroit area,” says Dave Osborne, Instacart general manager. “We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Expansion into Detroit gives us an opportunity to initiate service in the Michigan 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.”

Instacart Express offers unlimited one-hour deliveries for $99 a year, or $14.99 a month, and as a special promotion a one-year free trial is being offered to new customers.

Instacart will now service 164 zip codes. Here’s the list:

48210, 48204, 48226, 48201, 48208, 48229, 48120, 48122, 48217, 48209, 48218, 48216, 48126, 48228, 48227, 48223, 48235, 48219, 48211, 48207, 48030, 48203, 48221, 48212, 48202, 48206, 48238, 48096, 48043, 48214, 48213, 48205, 48234, 48015, 48091, 48089, 48067, 48383, 48174, 48176, 48178, 48104, 48322, 48334, 48336, 48342, 48377, 48380, 48382, 48390, 48180, 48183, 48346, 48071, 48220, 48021, 48186, 48239, 48134, 48348, 48195, 48230, 48045, 48092, 48315, 48328, 48035, 48093, 48314, 48386, 48080, 48088, 48094, 48224, 48189, 48192, 48017, 48070, 48081, 48082, 48033, 48125, 48072, 48083, 48187, 48044, 48188, 48335, 48098, 48154, 48306, 48038, 48111, 48185, 48326, 48076, 48116, 48167, 48236, 48310, 48066, 48312, 48075, 48127, 48124, 48152, 48150, 48324, 48101, 48313, 48316, 48375, 48237, 48042, 48317, 48307, 48170, 48309, 48084, 48009, 48025, 48034, 48073, 48085, 48095, 48103, 48108, 48128, 48193, 48197, 48240, 48301, 48302, 48304, 48340, 48359, 48036, 48114, 48146, 48225, 48141, 48135, 48184, 48329, 48362, 48360, 48393, 48320, 48026, 48165, 48215, 48341, 48363, 48381, 48164, 48069, 48105, 48198, 48168, 48374, 48331, 48323, 48327

You can open an account at https://www.instacart.com/. For more information visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.

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