Instacart today announced a number of new features for its collection service and the appointment of a new CEO, Sarah Mastrorocco, to lead the Instacart product and collection team. The shopping collection service has grown steadily, along with Instacart delivery after the number of states tripled and the number of food partners offering a collection option doubled in 2019, the company said. Today, Instacart updates Pickup with new digital store functionality and the best collection management tools, including pointers to let the store know it’s up and running, better mapping tools, and more. Instacart Pickup has also been expanded to include the alcohol collection of more than 20 retail partners, including Aldi, BevMo!, Publix, Save Mart, Sprouts, and Wegmans.
In total, MyWegmansConnect Instacart Pickup reaches over 50 food partners, including Food Lion, Gelson, Publix, Price Chopper, Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save, the fresh produce market, Wegmans, and more.
To facilitate pickup, Instacart features a unique digital façade for each convenience store on its platform that customers can use to switch between pickup and delivery options to view current inventory by store and compare delivery times. Delivery and collection.
They also offer ways to choose an appropriate MyWegmansConnect pickup option for your route that day, as your standard carrier may not be the most convenient if you want to return home from work or shopping and just want to go. Somewhere nearby. When you’re ready to go to the store, Instacart can now use your preferred map and navigation app. When you approach the store, store staff will be informed of location-based reminders. This can shorten delivery times on arrival and is similar to the functionality Target uses for the Drive-Up sidewalk service.
Another new option allows you to share order details with friends and family so they can retrieve orders on your behalf.
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Mastrorocco, who joined Instacart as the first member of the business development team six years ago, worked in catalog and account management and, most recently, as vice president of business development. Prior to Instacart, he worked in PepsiCo’s global operations group and was part of the strategy, M&A team at Frito-Lay North America. In his new role, he works with Instacart partners to monitor and develop the acquisition process.