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A new grocery delivery for busy folks in Houston

Instacart provides trained personal shoppers and quick grocery delivery for busy folks in many areas of Houston who just don't have the time or energy to go grocery shopping. Opening in Houston on August 27, 2014, Instacart allows customers to place orders online or through the Instacart app to Whole Foods or HEB. Other stores, including Costco, will be joining soon. Some stores charge membership fees, with delivery fees depending on size of order and choice of delivery time but they seem reasonable, considering that the customer does not have to burn gasoline, fight traffic, stand in check out lines, or even leave the comforts of home.

Customers report that the website is easy to navigate and offers several search options. Customers can also make special notes to their personal shopper such as "buy three green bananas and three yellow." Shoppers, who are available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, receive the orders on their smart phone. If a requested product is not available the shopper will even ask the customer for a substitution.

Houston follows Austin as the second city in Texas to offer the Instacart shopping service. Instacart does not presently cover all of the Houston area but plans to expand soon. Find out if you are in the delivery area by checking Instacart locations. As life gets more hectic with deadlines and time crunches, the shopping service offers one more solution for stress relief. Place an order or get more information on Instacart by visiting their website FAQ page.

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