Auburn, Ala. — Instacart, a same-day grocery delivery service, is expected to come to Auburn on June 28.
Founded by former Amazon employee Apoorva Mehta, the company gives customers the opportunity to shop for goods at in-store prices and have these groceries delivered to their homes at a delivery window of one hour or up to five days in advance.
Instacart’s customers mainly access the site through mobile apps on iPhone or Android, but can also access the main website.
According to an article on AL.com, the service will be available to over 40,000 people who live across Auburn, Opelika, Waverly, Gold Hill, Woodland Hills, Woodfield, The Bottle, Wrights Croassroads, Whippoorwill Estates and Beauregard.
Customers will be able to order from stores such as CVS pharmacy and Publix. The company is expected to hire 100 shoppers to complete the deliveries.
According to the company’s blog, as of March 2017, the company services 1,200 cities in over 25 different states across the U.S.