- Instacart is the latest platform to add a temporary fuel surcharge to customer orders.
- The grocery delivery company said in a blog post that orders will cost an additional 40 cents.
- The company joins Uber and Lyft in adding surcharges to help offset rising gas costs for drivers.
Grocery delivery company Instacart has teamed up with Uber and Lyft to add a temporary fuel surcharge to customer orders to cover soaring gas prices its drivers are paying.
In a blog post on Friday, Instacart wrote, “We are implementing a temporary surcharge on customer orders to help offset the increased cost of gas over the next month.”
He added, “This surcharge will add an additional $0.40 on customer orders in our marketplace, with a clear indication of the fuel surcharge on the lot before accepting it.”
Gas prices hit record highs after the Biden administration said it would ban imports of Russian oil in retaliation for the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Insider’s Dominick Reuter reported that the United States would likely see $5 a gallon before prices start to come back down.
To promote transparency, Instacart said customers will be able to see the fuel surcharge on their order.
“At a time of rising fuel costs in North America, we know that every penny counts, and we hope this temporary fuel relief will help offset some of the short-term challenges buyers are facing,” said Tom Maguire, Vice President. operations and care at Instacart.
Recently, Uber announced that riders would pay an extra fee of up to 55 cents for each ride, and the fees would go to the drivers. Uber Eats orders would cost an additional 35 or 45 cents, the company said.