Instacart joins growing list of ride-sharing and delivery services adding fuel surcharges

Housemates, Instacart is following in the footsteps of Uber and Lyft by officially adding a surcharge to all orders due to the surge in gas prices nationwide. It was recently announced that Instacart is charging a fuel surcharge and adding an additional 0.40 cents to every order.

As US gas prices continue to rise due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, multiple companies have found a way to offset costs and support their workers. Following similar moves from Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, grocery delivery service Instacart has confirmed it plans to add an additional $0.40 charge to all delivery orders.

Instacart initially revealed the new charges in a blog post on the company’s website, stating that the additional surcharge of 0.40 cents would be added “in the next month”, but did not specify an exact date on which it will take effect. The message also stated that “every cent of the new temporary fuel surcharge will be passed on directly to the shopper.”

In an exclusive statement, Instacart spokesperson Charlotte Healow said the surcharge is provisional for a month — and if it needs to be extended, the company will revise the timeline once it ends.

In addition, Tom Maguire, Instacart’s Vice President of Operations and Care, said: “While customers on our platform spend more time shopping and less time driving, we know there is still an acute need to address and manage rising gas prices. ensure we’re supporting shoppers during this time.”

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