Wegmans shoppers in Geneva and Auburn starting today can get their vittles delivered right to their door step. Both local stores are offering the Instacart Service which debuted in Rochester and Syracuse this summer. Wegmans spokesperson Tracy VanAuker tells us you can do all your ordering on line.
VanAuker says you just have to type in your zip code to see if you are in each stores delivery area.
The Ithaca’s Wegmans is now rolling out its attempt to compete with a growing grocery delivery trend. Working with a San Francisco firm called Instacart, Wegmans is introducing the service in the Ithaca market this week to allow an estimated 28,000 households in the area to order their groceries and everyday essentials online, delivered.
Instacart, which relies on a network of shoppers who shop for and deliver your groceries for you, said it expects to hire more than 100 new shoppers who, according to reports in the Huffington Post, typically receive anywhere between $10 and $20 an hour during peak times.
The service was rolled out earlier this summer in Rochester, Syracuse, and other larger markets. Now it looks like its coming soon to smaller markets like Geneva. Signs just went up advertising the service at the Geneva Wegmans over the weekend.
You will have to pay a little more for the service. Instacart, delivery fees for orders of $35 or more are just $5.99, but memberships for unlimited, free one-hour deliveries comes to $14.99 a month or $149 a year.
No word yet on when the service will start in Auburn, Geneva, and Canandaigua.