cador ~ 2 mos, 15 days ago Mar 20 2020, 11:34am
Instacart charges like 20% in addition to del fees. FYI-as I never knew this (signed my mom up on it last year but my first time). I would of never caught it except I don't have a damn thing to do today so I checked my charges, but like my Fajita meat, priced at $14.24 on package, charged $17.21 on my Instacrt bill, all the meat/chicken is a cpl bucks more. I haven't checked the staple stuff as the price isn't listed on the packages but I'm sure it's the same. So, in addition to the delivery fee, I just paid about $35 (upcharges were 15 to 20% that I checked) in upcharges, whatever you want to call them, and $15 in tip, cost me $50 plus to have a couple hundred dollars in groceries delivered. Worth it to me now (as I need to stay out of grocery stores) but I'll never do it again. I never knew that, so just FYI incase you didn't either. Not such a good deal anymore. I'm on hold with them now as they charged me for a few items they didn't bring, and I'm going to ask how they figure that/what the % is they charge over the regular price.
Is the markup to pay the shoppers? Do their shoppers make an hourly wage or solely tips like Uber and doordashers do?
@Annabanana : That not my Forte (I eat out most of the time ), but when I googled it for clarification, some info said the store charges more (not Instacart) when IC is delivering. Not sure I understand that as it's not costing the store more (maybe different billing). I'm gonna ask them, I got 52 minutes more to go
When you do curbside at HEB all the items are slightly higher, not as much as that though. I got a coupon for a free mod pizza but you had to do DoorDash. By the time you paid the up charge and tip it would negate the discount.
@cador : I think some of the individual stores charge more. I noticed Spec's is much higher than in store on Instacart, but Total Wine and Petco appear to have normal prices listed, at least for what I buy.
I talked to them (held for over 2 hrs to get a $4 refund on the TP, wouldn't of done that if I had something to do today), she said they charge what HEB's catalog tells them, she wouldn't tell me/said she didn't know where that increase went (to Instacart or HEB).