If you reside in the Jackson metropolitan area and can’t make it to the grocery store—or just don’t want to go—the nationwide grocery delivery service Instacart will begin serving the region starting August 24.

Cities that will receive the service include: Jackson, Brandon, Byram, Pearl, Richland,Flowood, Madison, Annadale, Ridgeland, Clinton, Raymond, Western Hills, Terry, Anse, Florence, Whitfield and Goshen Springs.

Residents can use the company’s website or smartphone app to select fresh produce and other groceries to place in their virtual carts. Customers are paired with a personal shopper in their area who will select groceries according to customers’ instructions.

Instacart’s website says their personal shoppers will take extra care of your eggs and other fragile items, and will call about your preferences if an item is out of stock. The company is looking to hire more than 100 personal shoppers in the area.

Customers receive app notifications about their grocery cart and for them to interact with their personal shopper. Credit: Creative Commons/Photo by Leo Chen

The company partners with large retailers like Whole Foods Market, Petco and Kroger to make their grocery selections available for delivery. Shoppers can even choose to have their foodstuff delivered at a specific time.

The company says they deliver in under an hour, if you want your groceries as soon as possible. Online coupons are also available.

Until October 28, Instacart is offering $20 off an order of $35 or more and a free first-time delivery with the promo code HIJACKSON. Beyond that, there’s a small service fee for every delivery, or customers can choose between three yearly service plans, ranging from $49 to $149 per year.

Mississippi will be the 37th state the Instacart services in the U.S.

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