I posted directly from the headline and let me emphasize, timely. We've ordered from food delivery services before and it's such a process. I guess it just depends on what you're looking for in a grocery delivery service. We suffered several health scares in our family and the service made sense when going to the store wasn't an option. The only problem is usually we use a service last second and some of these don't work that. I know that Albertsons has been great the few times we've used them. Amazon Fresh is another that has been getting some buzz. Some of these services give you early morning deadlines and that has been the one thing holding some back.

I just received this alert with the headline,

Timely, Grocery Delivery Service Launches Locally. - Instacart

Instacart Screen Shot

You are seeing so many including free ice cream on Friday with Uber. Delivery services aren't new, but it's definitely getting competitive. This new service is called, Instacart. They just started delivery today, August 24, and you only need a few hours advance ordering notice to receive your groceries.

I took some screen shots and posted below so you could get a feel for the interface. I see Whole Foods Market, Petco, Costco, Natural Grocers, and Albertsons. They claim to order in as little as one-hour. The areas for delivery will cover 127,000 homes including:

  • Boise
  • Hidden Springs
  • Eagle
  • Boise Hills Village
  • Meridian
  • Garden City
  • Cloverdale
  • Mayfield
  • Idaho City
  • Sonna
  • Southeast Boise
  • Blacks Creek
  • Perkins
  • Rocky Bar
  • Mayfield
  • Regina
  • Orchard
  • Twin Springs