Instacart App: Powerful Tool for Independence
“We don’t just think of Instacart as an incredibly convenient product delivery app, but as a powerful tool for independence.”
Instacart is a service in which a customer selects and orders groceries through a web-based app, tablet, or smartphone in order to have those selected groceries delivered to their home. When an order has been placed, an Instacart “Personal Shopper” collects the selected items and delivers them to the customer’s home or preferred address within a selected timeframe. For a teenager or young adult who is nonverbal or unable get to a grocery store on their own, ordering groceries through Instacart is empowering!
Meet independently-minded Megan Fry, a teen guest blogger for BridgingApps who is nonverbal, uses a wheelchair, and is preparing to go to college. She says, “Instacart has given me a sense of self-esteem that I can do this.” For parents of teenage children with special needs who are preparing for transition to adulthood, using a service such as Instacart, is a practical tool and great life skill.
It is important for users to know that Instacart is limited to certain U.S. cities so potential users must first enter their delivery zip code to determine which stores may deliver to them through the app. The good news is that if Instacart is available in your desired zip code, they will deliver your groceries from the local store in as little as 1 hour. Some of the common local stores include, Whole Foods Market, Costco, Target and Petco. The even better news, users’ first delivery is free! After the first delivery, prices start at just $5.99.
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