Instacart Grocery Delivery Service Begins in Miami

May 19, 2015, 7:00am EDT Updated May 19, 2015, 9:10am EDT

Instacart, an on-demand grocery delivery service, officially expanded to Miami on Tuesday.

Beginning immediately, shoppers can order goods from Whole Foods Market, Costco, Winn-Dixie, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Petco stores and have them delivered in about an hour.

Instacart customers don’t need a Costco or BJ’s membership to shop from those stores, the company says. The service is available in most of Miami’s metro area, including Miami Beach, Downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Coconut Grove, West Flagler, Little Havana, West Miami, Coral Way, Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Miami airport area, Virginia Gardens, Grapeland Heights, Allapattah, Civic Center, Little Havana, Wynwood, Midtown/Edgewater, Buena Vista, Liberty City, Brownsville and Little Haiti. Shoppers can check if they’re included in Instacart’s delivery zone at Instacart.com/locations/Miami.

To start deliveries, new customers can open an account at Instacart.com. TO get $10.00 off your first order, use the personal invite link at http://inst.cr/t/ZR36us .

“We had thousands of requests for service in the Miami area, and strong interest from retail partners such as Whole Foods Market and Winn-Dixie, so the time was right,” said Apoorva Mehta, founder and CEO of Instacart. “We’re thrilled to bring the first on-demand grocery delivery service to Miami.”

Instacart is based in San Francisco and with its debut in Miami, is available in 16 cities. The company connects customers with independent contractors, or personal shoppers, who shop for the customer and deliver the orders.

Whole Foods Market also announced that it istesting delivery in Palm Beach County with food technology company Cravy.

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