Instacart for Pc

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-05
  • Current version: 6.18.0
  • File size: 129.13 MB
  • Developer: Instacart Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Instacart on your Windows PC

Download Instacart for Windows: Instacart is an Food & Drink App, developed by Instacart Inc.. The Food & Drink App was officially released 2012-08-17. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Instacart Inc., with the latest current version being 6.18.0 which was officially released on 2018-11-05. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 164,940 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Instacart on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Instacart on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Instacart for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Instacart in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Instacart application icon. A window of Instacart will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Instacart icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Instacart

Developer Description

Get groceries delivered on demand from your favorite supermarkets in as little as an hour. Shop for all your groceries online with the Instacart app and get fresh local produce, organics, meat, dairy, eggs, drinks, snacks, bulk items, baby products, fresh flowers and much more. Instacart is the largest grocery delivery service in the country. We make deliveries in hundreds of cities like the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Chicago, Austin, Washington D.C, Houston, Atlanta and many more. Download the app and enter your zip code to see if we're in your city. We shop and deliver millions of items from 150+ of your favorite stores including top retailers like Whole Foods Market, Publix, Costco, H-E-B, Wegmans, Smart & Final, Safeway, Stater Bros, Petco, CVS + many more local stores. Busy moms like Kristina F. love Instacart: "Using this app has taken the most stressful errand I have each week as a working mom of four busy children and significantly decreased my stress. The process is simple and I can easily find the sales and coupons and item choices I'm looking for without wasting money by impulse shopping. I highly recommend." Instacart makes shopping a breeze with features like: • Get your delivery in as fast as 1 hour • Exclusive coupons and deals on the products you love • Quickly find products at your favorite local stores • Save shopping lists and reorder items from previous purchases • View nutrition info and filter by gluten-free, organic or vegan diets • Chat directly with your personal shopper • Tag favorite items for easier shopping • Use Group Carts to easily shop together with friends, family & co-workers

App Reviews

  • A fabulous service

    By Harley Girl 68
    The unfavorable reviews are very questionable. So here is one from an actual Instacart Shopper. Your paying for a service. So yes the prices are going to slightly higher. The shopper has absolutely no control over a stores inventory so here is a helpful hint. Make a recommended suggestion for a replacement. This way you are getting what you think is a good backup. When ordering a deli sandwich trying adding in the notes what you want on it. So will help the shopper get your order to you faster. Shoppers have absolutely no control over when an order is dispatched to them. So if your order is delayed. Call Instacart don’t take it out on the shopper. Oh and btw we are NOT paid hourly nor do they give us gas or mileage. Tips are not included. So ask yourself.....Are tips included when you dine out at Outback or Chili’s? Nope.... And one last thing....we do this job because we like to provide a service to people who cannot either drive or don’t have time to shop. So a little respect and a Thank you goes a long way. Oh and bogo means But one get one So when you place your order make sure you indicate the number you want delivered. Don’t assume that we know every item on sale. We DO NOT work for the store your shopping at. Thank you a very Happy Instacart Shopper.
  • It’s OK...sometimes

    By PersonalGenius
    If for some reason, you are unable to do your own shopping, this is an acceptable alternative. But the experience varies so much based on which shopper is randomly assigned. When an item is sold out, sone people have no common sense as to how to replace it. I’m a vegetarian, and Tokfurky Italian Vegan Sausages are often out of stock, and more than one shopper has tried to replace it with pork. And shoppers have sometimes shown up as much as an hour earlier than your scheduled time! What if someone is not home, or showering, etc? Being too early is just as bad as being too late. And when there is a 1 hour delivery window, it shouldn’t be an issue at all. Also, you basically have to be available to approve/reject changes and live chat with shoppers in order to get what you want. So this options doesn’t work if you are actually busy and not, say, homesick. The general UX is bad too. When something is out of stock, you’re only allowed to choose from 2 possible replacements that often don’t make sense. I basically use this when I am home sick, or in the middle of a project but still can check my phone often. If you can’t be right next to your phone during every order, avoid this app. I’m just using it until something better comes along. I like that I can shop at my local store, where I know the general stock and pricing. That’s the only thing that makes this better than Peapod or Fresh Direct.
  • Dishonest business practices

    By Kevinellen62
    It turns out that every item I purchased (from Publix through instacart) was marked up, for a total increase of over 13% on my total paid from what it would have cost me in the store. When I called instacart to find out why, it was pointed out to me that on the instacart site, under the Publix logo, was a link to the Pricing Policy, where it was stated that the instacart prices may differ from the prices in the local store. Not only was the link to the pricing policy in the smallest font on the page (and therefore I didn't notice it); but also the statement that "prices may differ" seems purposefully evasive. I prefer to work with a company that is up front, honest, and ethical about their business model. Had they very noticeably proclaimed the pricing policy I would respect them more, and would have been able to make an informed decision about whether to use the service (for example, as soon as I visit the website or app, have an obvious link that says something like "a service fee will be added to each item purchased and will range from 10-15%"). The way it is hidden under obscure language feels like I am being purposefully taken advantage of. Had I known up front that I might pay 13% more to use the service, I would have had the opportunity to decide if the convenience was worth the $13. Chances are, most people like me would choose to pay that. However, since I feel lied to, I will NOT be using instacart again.
  • Prices are not the prices in store

    By LeahCKS
    I used Instacart for the first time last weekend and thought it was great. Until I got the actual receipt and realized that each item was much lower in the store than on the app. So I decided to go to Costco and purchase 19 items today and run the same cart on Instacart and the variance on purchases alone was $34 more. That does NOT include the service fee, delivery fee & tip. And because their prices are higher the tax is obviously higher. 16 items were consistently $2 or more than the i store price (and these were regular price NOT the costco coupon prices). All fees included (minus delivery if you pay for the year $149), That tallied up to a whopping $66 over what I paid. I totally get that the company needs to make a revenue and people are looking for convenience in a busy life. However, if I use Instacart weekly at ~$200 / week I will pay $1768 extra for actual groceries and a whopping $3,432 extra with the fees. As a consumer I would RATHER have the service fee mandatory, A higher yearly fee. I want to know where my money is going. I don’t like “guessing” how these groceries were really that expensive, if it’s worth it. Tell us what it actually is. I imagine this could be difficult to implement into a system due to the variances but prices shouldn’t vary SO widely. One product was $8 more on instacart than in Costco (coffee). Do your homework. Not worth it to me.
  • Marginally convenient, often maddening

    By JamesDrum314
    Instacart saves a trip to the store but comes with plenty of new hassles and frustrations of its own, from receiving subpar produce (sometimes literally rotten), to shoppers not being able to find less common items even when they're in stock, to weights of items being falsified on your bill so that you're charged for much more than you receive. This week I experienced a new one: I had to get a single item to cook a special recipe. I placed an order with that item, plus other things I could use later. When the order arrived, the key item was missing, even though I never got an "out of stock" notification. In fact, when I look at the receipt, it's as if I never even requested the item! This happened *twice* in the same week with the same item. The first time I assumed I must have just made a mistake using the app, but now I'm certain the problem is on Instacart's end. Now I've had to cancel two dinners because the key item I ordered (and fully expected to receive up to the moment I checked the bag) was inexplicably missing. In addition to this kind of thing, the prices are sometimes outrageously inflated (e.g., $5.99 for an organic bell pepper that’s $2.25 at the store). The hassles of Instacart practically outweigh its benefits, so I'm now eagerly looking for an alternative.
  • It’s a keeper

    By Rosaa
    I use this app frequently. I would rather spend my time shopping from my phone than out managing traffic, searching for stuff up & down aisles while dodging crowds, and waiting in line. Thank you, modern technology & services like Instacart. One thing I would change about this app is the ability to select which shopping cart I would like to pay for. Currently, if I am adding stuff to my Costco shopping cart and to a second shopping cart from another store, I want to be able to select which cart I am ready to pay for. Because sometimes I’m still adding items to a second cart but am finished adding to the first cart, meanwhile the first cart needs to be paid for before the store closes. Whereas with the second cart, the store doesn’t close for another few hours and I can still browse & add more stuff to it. So currently you pay for all carts in one transaction. And a question: if one cart is worth a couple hundred In items and the other is only worth 30, for example, how are the two drivers tipped since it’s a tip based on a percentage (preselected by user) of the total transaction and not a percentage of the individual cart related to the shopper/driver?
  • I love this app/service

    By Vicklovesthisshit
    I really have been enjoying this service. There has been times I’ve ordered 3 times in one week. To me this is worth it because I have a super busy schedule and I HATE going to the grocery store and dealing with people. I think you really have to consider, “how much is my time worth?”. To me I have such little free time I’d rather not spend it at the grocery store. I really like this app because I feel like I can really carefully consider what I’m ordering and I’ve actually lost weight because I’m cooking a lot more meals at home and I’m picking healthy items through the app. I used to hate going to the grocery store to the point where I was eating out almost everyday and sometimes multiple meals. I feel so much better. I did the free trial of this service and I ended up buying the membership because there’s nothing like having fresh groceries waiting for you when you get home. If you ever wanted to see how it would be to have a personal assistant than here you go. On a serious note, I have been recommending to all my friends and family’s and they’ve really enjoyed trying out the service as well.

    By DaisyMay87
    Let me begin by saying that I’ve never been inclined to write a review for anything really in my life because I just don’t think my time or energy were worth wasting on minute things but the service or lack thereof that I’ve received from this company has pushed me to actually complain. I’ve ordered from them multiple times to give it a chance. Foods picked by shoppers were bad or close to rotting already and/or the items I’ve closed were replaced by something that was actually at the store and they never took the time to find it. Then the last straw came when I ordered something and they cancelled the order without letting me know they gave no updates. During my wait time, I could have chosen something else like another service or have gone to the store myself but I had trusted they were on their way. Then they deactivated my account for no reason or without any notice or explanation. I write to the help desk asking what happened and still a week now, no response or explanation. Calling their support number also was no help, the reps have no idea what to say or do. I never, ever write reviews for things but the service from this company has been so awful I really felt the need to do this. It’s actually ridiculous how things have been handled. Extremely unprofessional and not what I expected from a company like this.
  • Whack

    By eatherpussy
    Most of the people complaining on here are cheap people who don’t tip, (if somebody is shopping for you, taking the time to do what you’re too lazy or to busy to accomplish, it’s not hard to be generous for somebody who is doing something valuable for you and your family, I mean we all have to eat right?) If you’re going to use the platform then you should put detailed information in the “comments section” for the driver. If you don’t put any detailed info such as “contact me if items are not available” or “I’m allergic to this or that” I’m vegan or vegetarian” that way you can discuss with the shopper what you would like to replace it with. They aren’t superhero’s they are human like you and me, and you and the shopper don’t know one another so how are they supposed to know how to better the shopping experience for you if you don’t put down the information you feel is important for the shoppers experience? It’s a great platform and I’ve used it plenty of times, I tip well, and I put detailed information for the driver when arriving to find my apartment, that way there is no delay with my delivery.
  • Be careful, very disappointed by misleading ethos

    By babybrittain
    I have owned an iPhone since 2009. I wonder how many apps I have downloaded and used in my lifetime. This is 1 of 5 reviews I have ever been compelled to write. This service is sneaky. In small sneaky ways. I have been a paying Instacart “express” member for 2-3 months. I have placed at least one order a week in that time. On average over $150. Instacart claims they tell you when stores “price policy” may defer from “daily” prices. In other words they tell you if a store is charging more for the same item on Instacart than it does in store. They don’t tell you what those price differences actually are and only by accident will you ever see the physical receipt of your order. This is intentional so you won’t know. How much more you are actually paying. On average the price difference per item is about 15-20% NOT including the cost of a monthly membership or a “service charge” which is no longer optional. So if you bought $209 of groceries you are paying $250 for groceries if you don’t tip the delivery person. And the $250 doesn’t include the monthly membership. That’s a separate cost. I know this is lengthy but I hope those who have taken the time to review my comments are spared by misleading marketing, companies who deal in customer service, but of are no real service for the average customer.