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Instacart launches grocery delivery service in the Borderland

Instacart El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Another app is promising to make shopping easier. Instacart is launching in the Borderland for those who dread grocery shopping, or simply don't have the time.

Here's how it works: users download the app select the store they want to shop at along with the groceries they want.

Here in the borderland, the service is so far only available for Costco, CVS, Petco and Albertsons.

After you place your order, "shoppers" will head to the stores and drop off your groceries in as little as two hours.

"There's something about being able to pick products for people and bringing their groceries," said Gaurav Maken, an Instacart shopper. "There's ususally a mom bringing their kids out and oh thank you so much for bringing this out. So it's really satisfying to see that."

Instacart's website advertises free delivery.

Consumer advocacy websites say the company makes money from stores, through arrangements with coupon companies, and by charging consumers for expedited delivery.

The company says it will be available throughout El Paso County, Sunland park and Fort Bliss.