Instacart begins prescription delivery service at 200 Costco locations

17 April 2020 (Last Updated April 17th, 2020 11:51)

North American online grocery retailer Instacart has launched prescription delivery to a number of wholesale club Costco locations.

Instacart begins prescription delivery service at 200 Costco locations
Expansion supports growing demand for grocery and household goods in the wake of COVID-19. Credit: PRNewsfoto/Instacart.

North American online grocery retailer Instacart has launched prescription delivery to a number of wholesale club Costco locations.

Instacart launched the delivery following an increase in customer demand for grocery, household goods and personal healthcare delivery.

Under the agreement, Instacart prescription delivery service is now available from nearly 200 Costco locations across Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington, and Washington DC.

The company has plans to expand the service nationally in the next few months.

Instacart president Nilam Ganenthiran said: “Instacart has become an essential service for millions of consumers who are relying on us in the wake of Covid-19 to get the groceries and household goods they need from the retailers they love like Costco. For many people, we know that part of their grocery shopping experience goes beyond fresh produce, meat, seafood and pantry staples, and also includes getting much-needed medications.

“We’re proud to partner with Costco to make online prescription delivery possible for consumers during this critical time. With our total order volume up more than 400% year-over-year last week and more people than ever turning to Instacart, we want to continue to bring all the aisles of the grocery store online to better serve customers.”

The service is launched following a multi-store pilot in southern California and Washington.

Since 2016, the two companies have been associated in delivering grocery and household goods.

The retailer has now delivered to more than 500 Costco’s locations across the country.

Instacart has partnered with more than 350 national, regional and local retailers to offer delivery from over 25,000 stores across the US and Canada.

Earlier last month, Instacart partnered with card issuing platform Marqeta to launch a new mobile payment feature for shoppers called Instacart Mobile Checkout.