Instacart Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Service in Merced county. Over 46K Merced Households Can Now Have Groceries Delivered in as Little as One Hour
Instacart (, the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand-pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it is expanding into the Merced area to serve over 46K households beginning March 28.
Merced area residents can now order from their favorite retailers including Smart & Final, Costco, and CVS, and have their groceries, alcohol and everyday essentials delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.
Instacart received an overwhelming volume of requests for expansion into this region and is excited to now be delivering to the Merced area.
Service areas include: Merced, Atwater, Buhach, Fergus, Fluhr, Winton, The Grove, Amsterdam, Bear Creek, Tuttle, Calpack, Planada, and Plainsburg.
Instacart is also bringing income earning opportunities to the area with plans to on-board more than 100 new shoppers.
“Over the past year we’ve seen incredible demand in the Merced area,” said Michelle McCrae, General Manager at Instacart.  “We work with a variety of local retailers to provide the freshest, highest quality groceries to our customers. Launching in Merced gives us an opportunity to expand service in the Central California market. We’re also excited to build a world-class shopper community, where we can offer fun and flexible income earning opportunities for our shoppers, who ultimately deliver this amazing service to the community.”
How Instacart works: Customers go online to or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city/store, add items to a virtual cart, then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or up to five days in advance) and check out. An Instacart shopper accepts the order on his/her smart phone, uses the Instacart shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.
For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $5.99. Many customers also take the opportunity to save big over time by signing up for Instacart Express membership, which enables unlimited, free same-day delivery on orders of $35 or more. After a free trial period, Instacart Express membership is just $14.99 a month or $149 a year.
First time users can also enter the code HELLOMERCED (5/28 expiration) at checkout to get $20 off an order of $35 or more, plus a free first time delivery.
New customers can open an account at For other FAQs, visit
March 28, 2018
Instacart will now service 8 new zip codes including: 95301, 95340, 95341, 95343, 95344, 95348, 95365, 95388
About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use
the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand-pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 210 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains (Albertsons, Kroger, Costco, Loblaw) as well as local, regional grocers (Publix, Wegmans, Schnucks, H-E-B). By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at

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