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  • Instacart, Growing Rapidly In Chicago, Adds Recipes To Its Grocery Delivery Service

    Instacart, Growing Rapidly In Chicago, Adds Recipes To Its Grocery Delivery Service

    Today Instacart, a grocery delivery service, added an initial set of recipes to its service, helping customers purchase groups of items that combine into finished dishes. For the non-chef among us (hello, my name is Alex), this is a boon. The news is small for the day: Instacart has curated a list of recipes that its users can access. However, the company told TechCrunch that it intends to… Read More

  • Growing 10% Weekly, Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Expands To Chicago

    Growing 10% Weekly, Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Expands To Chicago

    Grocery delivery service Instacart today added its first new major market, expanding to Chicago. The company found its footing in the San Francisco Bay Area, growing its cadre of stores to include Costco, Trader Joe’s, and its own hybrid solution that in some cases can offer foodstuffs at prices lower than local grocery stores. Read More

  • Growing 35% Monthly, Instacart Introduces “Express,” Its Amazon Prime Equivalent For Grocery Delivery

    Growing 35% Monthly, Instacart Introduces “Express,” Its Amazon Prime Equivalent For Grocery Delivery

    Instacart, a popular Bay Area grocery delivery service, released its “Express” service option to the general public today. Express, akin to Amazon Prime, charges a flat yearly fee of $99, which gives customers free deliveries with minor restrictions. Express had been in a lengthy beta to ensure that its economics worked for Instacart itself. Read More

  • How Instacart Hacked YC

    How Instacart Hacked YC

    Editor’s note: Apoorva Mehta is the founder of YC-backed Instacart, a startup that’s taking on 1-hour grocery delivery. He previously worked on supply chain infrastructure at Amazon.com.
    Getting into Y-Combinator is hard enough; but getting in two months late and as a single founder is almost impossible. This is how I hacked my way in. It was June, and I decided to apply to… Read More

  • eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

    eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

    eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. An iOS app, eBay Now’s beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores. It’s now signing up users for an “exclusive beta”. It seems that anyone can currently register, and those admitted should get a download link soon. Startups like… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed Instacart Wants To Be Amazon With One-Hour Delivery

    Y Combinator-Backed Instacart Wants To Be Amazon With One-Hour Delivery

    When it comes to being the Mall of the Internet, no one really does it better than Amazon. Yet, to truly best its offline competitors and put the icing on the cake in terms of user experience, Amazon has been pushing hard to offer same-day delivery for all items purchased within its virtual walls. However, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said last week during the company’s second quarter… Read More