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Instacart joins Uber and Lyft in adding fuel surcharges to customer orders to offset higher gas prices

  • Instacart is the unpunctual platform to add a temporary fuel surcharge to customers’ orders.
  • The grocery delivery company said in a blogpost that disciplines would cost an extra 40 cents. 
  • The company joins Uber and Lyft in adding surcharges to help make up for rising gas costs for drivers. 

Grocery delivery company Instacart has joined Uber and Lyft in combining a temporary fuel surcharge to customers’ orders to help cover the skyrocketing gas prices its drivers are paying. 

In a blogpost on Friday, Instacart wrote: “We’re performing a temporary surcharge on customer orders to help offset the increased cost of gas over the next month.” 

It added: “This surcharge choice add an additional $.40 on customer orders across our marketplace, with a clear indication of the fuel surcharge on the batch previous you accept it.” 

Gas prices have reached record highs after the Biden administration said it would ban imports of Russian oil in a retaliatory artifice against the country’s invasion of Ukraine. 

Insider’s Dominick Reuter reported that the US is likely to see $5 per gallon in front prices start to come back down. 

To aid transparency, Instacart said that customers will be able to see the excite surcharge on their order. 

“In a time of increased fuel costs across North America, we know that every cent counts, and we’re auspicious this temporary fuel assistance will help offset some of the near-term challenges that shoppers are faade,” said Tom Maguire, vice president of operations and care at Instacart.

Recently, Uber announced that riders desire pay a surcharge of up to 55 cents for each ride and that the fees would go to drivers. Uber Eats orders wish cost an additional 35 or 45 cents, the company said.

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