Instacart is a same-day grocery delivery company delivering groceries and home essentials from a variety of local stores.
Very few companies have built the combination of technical and logistical expertise that we have. The only other company to achieve this at scale is Amazon. This means we have a particularly unique and interesting set of challenges to work on here.
We have deals with the largest grocery retailers in the country like Costco, Krogers, Albertsons and Sprouts. We're continuing to add more over time as every retailer needs to offer on demand delivery to survive.
Our market is huge and difficult to enter. Our biggest competition is Amazon, their goal is to put all the current grocery stores out of business whereas Instacart wants to support them. Google tried to enter this space with Google Express but they failed and shut down. We've succeeded where Google couldn't.
We're making money on every delivery. In our business this is an achievement many people thought was impossible. We're scaling this up and growing fast on all of our key metrics e.g. deliveries, user engagement, gross margin.
Many people use Instacart as a way to help elderly or sick people get their groceries delivered. We're helping parents across the country find time in their busy schedules to spend more time with their children and worry less about managing groceries.
From a technology perspective, Instacart is structured like four or five different companies within one umbrella. We make it easy for engineers to move around different teams and get experience of different domains. This is unique as most technology companies don't have the same surface area of potential problems to be working on as us.
If you're interested in algorithmic challenges, we have lots of those on the shopper side - optimizing grocery picking and deliveries, etc. If you enjoy product challenges, we have lots of those on the buyer side - building a great experience for finding and suggesting items that customers are looking for.
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