How Much Does It Cost To Develop A Mobile App Like Instacart For Groceries Delivery


We Were Part of Their Stories

Contact Us arrow

Instacart was born in San Francisco in 2012. It allows customers to fill their shopping cart through various brands with local presence. In this way, with all the product catalogs integrated into the web, you can add your favorite brand of milk or any other food item to your shopping cart.

The idea is attractive for everyone; especially when the order is served few hours after the order. For this, they have people who do the shopping for the customer and move the orders by their own means. They are called "Personal Shopper". Once the customer places an order, they receive it on their smartphones as well as the appropriate instructions to do so: supermarket, aisle, optimal route to get there, to leave, info of the user and many more. The application takes advantage of the fact that it is there to collect the necessary pieces and indicates the optimal point of appointment to merge it with the groceries of other users.

Research Your Target Market

To develop a great delivery app, you need to know your customers or your target audience. It is easy to create an app that ideally meets the needs of your target audience once you understand who will be using your products.

To draw a clear picture of your target audience, use demographic criteria and create a target customer profile. You can follow the following points to achieve this:

  • Social characteristics, including income, gender, nationality, age, etc.
  • How your target customers spend their free time.
  • The potential customer problem can solve your product.
  • The feeling that your product will elicit from your customers.
  • Why do your customers use your product, instead of competitors?

By clarifying all these points, you will have a good idea of your target customers.

Choose The Main Features Of Delivery Services Like Instacart

When developing a mobile app for grocery delivery, consider the following features:

  • Search: Boost your grocery delivery app with search by food item, filters, and category.
  • Placing Orders: Once users select the grocery they want, they can add it to the shopping cart.
  • Checkout Order: After users select their food item, they can place their orders. This section of the grocery delivery app like Instacart must include all the selected groceries and the total price that the user must pay.
  • Payment: When the order is ready, allow your users to pay for it through the built-in payment gateway. Our advice is to integrate various payment systems, such as PayPal, And Stripe: In addition to these payment options, allow your customer to have a Cash on Delivery option.
  • Notifications: You can notify your customers about the order status through push notifications and SMS.
  • Track Orders: Power your grocery delivery app like Instacart with real-time order tracking by using the CoreLocation framework for iOS apps and Google Location API for Android Apps: Also, Mapkits and Google Maps will help your messengers to find the best route to the customer's location.
  • Comments And Ratings: Let your application users share their experience through comments, and rate stores on your platform.

Essential Features Of Delivery Apps

One of the trickiest things about developing delivery applications is that you will have to create multiple products for everyone to get the system working. Just think about it:

  • On the one hand, it is obvious that you need to create a client application through which all orders will be placed.
  • You need an Admin Panel (a web application) where you will manage and monitor all requests.
  • A messaging app is also required, unless your idea is not based on another solution.

You can also develop a similar app for your business and Hyperlink InfoSystem is readily available to assist you throughout the process. The cost of the development of a grocery app is around $7000.

Instacart Business Model

Instacart is one of the most used applications. Their business model has inspired millions of grocery delivery startups to join the game. The Instacart app is both a store aggregator and a delivery agent. Hence, a food delivery app like Instacart performs two different features:

Instacart uses a traditional grocery delivery model, which lists store partners in a single app.

At the same time, Instacart takes care of the delivery of orders. The company uses its own logistics network to deliver orders from stores that do not have a delivery option.

Also, the food delivery app offers users many functions, which makes grocery ordering even more convenient. The most notable features of the grocery delivery app are:

  • Tailor-made grocery recommendations
  • Advanced search filters
  • Order tracking
  • Customizable delivery details

Although it seems a bit complicated at first glance, this can be a key step to success. Even though the needs of each party are different, it is still extremely important to satisfy everyone:

Users should have quick and easy access to the menus of the closest restaurants with the ability to place delivery orders directly in the application.

Couriers are interested in easy access to available orders and integrated geolocation services that show them the way to pickup and delivery locations.

Grocery managers want to see the order list, assign them to contractors to organize the delivery of the grocery to customers. Additionally, it is important for them to have access to analytical tools, so that they can track overall customer retention.

Benefits of delivery apps:

  • The opportunity to get what you want when and where you want.
  • Profit growth coupled with increased customer numbers (great news if you're a supplier).
  • The possibility of obtaining the maximum information about the company without unnecessary problems.
  • Network effect: Users voluntarily disseminate information about you, popularize your on-demand service applications without your intervention.

"Above page is written for promotional purpose. We do not damage any copyright. We create apps from the scratch only."

What We do To Get The Praise From The Best?

Mobile App

Get the best in class mobile app development services and offer an impressive to immersive user experience to your target audience.

mobile app development mobile app development

Web & CMS

Make your "just an idea" to be recognized by a worldwide audience, transforming it with phenomenal Web development services.

cake php
web & cms development web & cms development


Let our software development experts handle the chaotic programming complexity and deliver elegant and innovative solutions to enhance your business offering. We at Hyperlink InfoSystem offer feature-rich solutions for a wide range of software solutions starting from enterprise-based software to supply chain management or any other custom software development requirements our global clients have got. Hire Software developers from Hyperlink InfoSystem to get the perfect technological solution that can help to minimize human error through automation.

software development software development


Our game developers hold the experience and expertise to be the best for bots to the boss, offering extensive game development support.

unreal engine
augmented reality
virtual reality
game development game development


Hire blockchain developers to leverage the extensive security offering of blockchain algorithms and offer top-notch security to your advanced development solutions.

smart contracts development
decentralized apps development
private blockchain development
hyperledger development
blockchain development blockchain development


Automate, manage and enhance customer relations, sales offerings, marketing strategies, and other affecting areas through our salesforce solutions.

salesforce development
salesforce consulting
salesforce implementation
salesforce solutions salesforce solutions


Our developers make sure to justify every one of your requirements just the way you want, no matter how small or big it can be. Whether you need Data science and Big data analytics services to enhance your business operation, want to offer a unique user experience through AI/ML integration, need to build a smart automation system, or it can be a metaverse universe; experts at Hyperlink InfoSystem have got you covered. Got any custom development requirements that we have missed mentioning here? Don't worry, we have got the experts on hand for that as well.

other services other services

Process We Follow

Being a Top development company, the proficient developers of our teams follow a well-organized development process that includes the following steps.

Requirement Gathering

Requirement Gathering

We help clients to gather and analyze the requirements to understand the functionalities to be integrated into the app. This process enables us to draw a development plan and transform the clients’ concepts into an efficient and functional app.

Jama Visure codebeamer

UI/UX Design

Our developers use effective UI trends to design apps that are not only pleasing to the eye but also intuitiveness and consistency. We make sure the applications not only satisfy the needs of our clients but are also simple and convenient for the end-users.

adobe illustrator adobe photoshop adobe xd


UI/UX Designed



We develop a preliminary visualization of how the mobile app would look and function. The prototype of the mobile application will give an idea of the look and feel of the app, and we test the users’ reactions to the UI and UX designs.

InVision miro marvel design


Our team of app developers has a thorough understanding of different programming languages, frameworks, third-party APIs, and more and will develop logic and codes to make your mobile application browsable for your target audience integrating various features and functionalities.

Apache netBeans zend-studio visual studio


App & Web Develop

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Our developers carefully test every app to ensure that they provide an excellent user experience and meet the requirements of our clients. Apps developed by our development team are bug-free because they go through a series of automated and manual testing before deployment.

Cucumber Selenium postman


App & Web Tested



Our app developers follow strict guidelines and best practices of app stores to make your mobile application good to go. The app deployment phase will make sure your mobile applications can meet all the publishing criteria and reach your target audience.

git Docker aws


App & Web Deploy

Support Maintenance

Support Maintenance

All digital solutions need improvement. The deployment of an app is not the final stage. We work with our clients to offer post-deployment maintenance and support to make sure the mobile application always stays bug-free and trendy.

Zoho HubSpot zendesk



Technical Knowledge We Would Like To Share With You


Technological advancement is at its all-time peak in 2024. This era is not only competitive but also a challenging one for many businesses. Driving..


Developing a video editing app similar to CapCut involves the complex theory of assessing app development cost. This article is going to reflect on..


A recent study says, that 86% of Americans used a food delivery app. These statistics showcase the rapid growth of food delivery apps. Developing o..

Get Free Quote Now !

Got An Idea? Leave A Message To Us And We Will Reach Out To You Soon.




Worldwide Clients

7 + 4 = 
We sign NDA for all our projects.