I’m sure everyone knows the feeling of not wanting to go grocery shopping. Those with multiple sclerosis, and other chronic diseases, find times when due to fatigue, pain or walking problems cannot get to the store and often need to feed their family (and ourselves) at the same time.
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. The items come from popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Plum Market).
By combining a personal touch with technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the grocery stores we visit.
The site offers recipes, lists, deals, substituions and remembers what you ordered on the previous visit.
”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 was impressed how fast my groceries arrived and I didn’t have to get out of my pajamas. The cost did not seem any more expensive than shopping in the store. I can see myself using this service much more often as winter approaches.