Instacart Joins Growing List Of Ride-Share & Delivery Services Adding Fuel Surcharges

Roommates, Instacart is following in the footsteps of Uber and Lyft by officially adding a surcharge to all orders due to the increase in nationwide gas prices. It was recently announced that Instacart is implementing a fuel surcharge and an additional .40 cents will be added to each order.

As U.S. gas prices continue to rise due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, multiple companies have found a way to offset the cost and support their employees. Following similar moves by Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, grocery delivery service Instacart has confirmed that it plans to add an additional .40 surcharge to all delivery orders.

Instacart initially revealed the new cost in a blog post on the company website, that stated the extra .40 cent charge would be added “over the next month,” but stopped short of providing an exact date when it takes effect. The post also read that “every cent of the new, temporary fuel surcharge will be passed directly onto the shopper.”

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In an exclusive statement, Instacart spokesperson Charlotte Healow said that for now, the surcharge is set to be in place for one month—and if it needs to be extended, the company will review the timeline once it ends.

Additionally, Instacart Vice President of Operations and Care, Tom Maguire, said “While shoppers on our platform tend to spend more time shopping and less time driving, we know that there is still an acute need to address rising gas prices and make sure we’re supporting shoppers during this time.”

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