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They make it impossible to get your money into direct deposit, there isn't any clear answers in the help center so my money just sits in the shopper app from previous weeks batches unable to access. They keep telling me it'll automatically deposit into my account and time after time it does not, the days it will download are also different depending on the representative I talk to and I know it isn't their fault, the company needs to get it together and give people their money or at least make it accessible to deposit yourself without the app "doing" it for you.

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I've made $385 in 9 hours on a busy Sunday and $250 on the following Monday and finished the week with$1,024 🤷🏾‍♂️

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Stop hiring more people when there are already 30+ people waiting on hours.

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You get direct deposit every Wednesday or Thursday depending on your bank

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GO TO SHIPT.COM. Seems to be a hold up with instacart because of two points on my license. The infraction wasn't an issue with my regular job and I drive for and get a car allowance. Pretty sure Shipt did a background check. I applied to Shipt and InStacart at the same time, and I've been working for about a month now!!!

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Absolutely NO benefits for driver/shopper. They won't even give you the mandatory insulated bags. They deduct $27 from your first pay for the bags. No hourly guarantee. No help with gas or maintenance. You get absolutely nothing!

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I’m on my second week of shopping and tipping varies widely. For instance, yesterday I did 7 batches and received a tip on all orders, ranging from 2.00-16.00. Today I did 2 batches and on one I got a 5.00 tip, the other no tip. Last week I’d say I was tipped half the time.

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I do instacart and doordash fulltime 12-5 instacart and 5-8 doordash during both there peak pay hours in my location I average around 800 per week now remember minus 100 in gas per week I use about 45 every two days half tank per day not that's 700 per week take home I also pay 40 a month for two oil changes yes I drive 3000 miles every two weeks sometimes 3 weeks if closer deliveries yes you will have taxes to pay at end of year because you are a 1099 self contracted employee but write offs should help with that I save all repairs an oil change receipts an gas for vehicle if I buy a new vehicle to help on efficiency and gas it goes towards the company as a write off I can't give you much on what that would be a + or - return because this will be the first year I file everything for this but monthly I average 2800 a month working 30-50 hours a week sometimes but I always make sure I hit my goal on both apps to make my bills you have to put forth the effort to make this work some weeks may be more hours put in then the week before I average 30 hours a week most weeks so that puts me right around 23 an hour before taxes hope this helps everyone looking for pay answers.

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Working a 9am to 5pm shift today. It is 440 now and I had one order earlier around 1030 for which I made $10 and drove a total 19 miles. So about 6 bucks for 8 hours on a weekend day (Saturday)

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