Instacart Has Added Fuel Surcharges To Its Long List Of Ride-Share & Delivery Services.
Due to the rise in nationwide gas prices, Instacart is following in the footsteps of Uber and Lyft by formally introducing a premium on all orders.
Instacart just stated that it will levy a fuel surcharge and an extra fee. Each order will be charged an additional 40 cents.
Multiple companies have discovered a way to offset the cost and assist their employees as gas prices continue to rise in the United States as a result of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Following in the footsteps of Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, supermarket delivery service Instacart has confirmed that all delivery orders will be subject to an additional $0.40 surcharge.
The new price was first announced by Instacart in a blog post on the company’s website, which stated that the additional 40 cent charge would be implemented “over the next month,” but did not specify a specific date.Every bit of the new, temporary gasoline surcharge will be passed directly onto the shopper, the tweet added.
Instacart spokesperson Charlotte Healow said in an exclusive statement that the surcharge will be in effect for one month and that if it needs to be extended, the business will evaluate the schedule once it expires.
While shoppers on our platform prefer to spend more time buying and less time driving, Instacart Vice President of Operations and Care Tom Maguire added, “we know that there is still an immediate need to address rising gas prices and make sure we’re assisting shoppers during this time.”