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What to tip Instacart for water bottle delivery



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amother
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Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 1:49 pm
How much should I tip? Is a 10 % tip enough? I don’t want to make a chilul hashem.
Case of water bottles is in the delivery

10% of my order is $5
15% is $7

I’ll gladly pay the extra $2 if it will make a difference but is $7 still too cheap?
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amother
Hyacinth


 

Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 1:57 pm
10% is plenty.
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amother
RosePink


 

Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 1:57 pm
Tipping 10 percent is not a chilul Hashem. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. If you can afford more and would like to, go with more. Don't overthink it.
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malkysbp




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:14 pm
Is it still cost effective after paying for a tip?
Your local grocery won't deliver?
I am not sure how it is with instacart, but Uber and UberEats the driver doesn't know if you gave a tip or not so there is no chilul hashem.
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amother
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Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:26 pm
I use Instacart several times a week. They recommend 5%. They suggest 10% in rain or snow
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amother
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Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:29 pm
malkysbp wrote:
Is it still cost effective after paying for a tip?
Your local grocery won't deliver?
I am not sure how it is with instacart, but Uber and UberEats the driver doesn't know if you gave a tip or not so there is no chilul hashem.


Of course they know- they know afterward not beforehand
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amother
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Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:33 pm
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amother
Molasses


 

Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:33 pm
amother OP wrote:
Of course they know- they know afterward not beforehand
They know beforehand. That's how they decide what orders to take.
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lilytee




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Feb 25 2024, 4:53 pm
Tipping culture is insane. But I do tip 10% for cases of water on Instacart.

It clearly says when paying that shoppers decide which orders to take based on tips.
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amother
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Post Sun, Mar 24 2024, 7:43 am
Tipping 10% for water or heavy beverage delivery is a chilul hashem. A 32-pack of water from Target costs $4.69. A 10% tip on that is less than 50 cents; a 20% tip is less than a dollar. Some families regularly order numerous packs of water - a $1.88 or worse, no tip at all for 4 packs / 134 lbs. of water is very much a chilul hashem. You should tip for heavy beverages on a per pack basis, not a percentage basis, as you're intentionally ordering very heavy items to schlep so you do not have to. A shopper is paid exactly the same for 4 tubes of toothpaste as for 4 32-packs of water, but hauling the water takes considerable more effort despite both costing about the same amount. Tipping $5 per large pack of water, or $1 per 12-pack of soda is appropriate. A 15 cent bottle of water becomes a 30 cent bottle of water, but that's still cheap as bottled water is a cheap item. And shoppers always know who tips and who does not, always. On Instacart, if 2 or more orders are bundled together, they'll know who tips and who does not after, not before, but they know.
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notshanarishona




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Mar 24 2024, 7:59 am
If you were only ordering water I would say give a $20 tip but for just one case a couple dollars/ 10% is ok imo.
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amother
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Post Sun, Mar 24 2024, 6:13 pm
notshanarishona wrote:
If you were only ordering water I would say give a $20 tip but for just one case a couple dollars/ 10% is ok imo.


10% of the cost of 1 pack of water is about 46 cents. And for the vast majority of grocery orders, 10% of the order total is significantly more than $2.
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amother
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Post Thu, Apr 25 2024, 11:48 pm
amother Molasses wrote:
They know beforehand. That's how they decide what orders to take.


It depends. On Door Dash and Shipt - they don't know about tips under after delivery. On Instacart, yes, they know before upon acceptance, but only if it's a single order shop, not a multiple order shop, which is rare for most stores.
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amother
Peach


 

Post Thu, Apr 25 2024, 11:51 pm
I order water with instacart and do not tip.

Each time instacart warns that the buyers see if they'll be tipped ahead of time. But I always get a buyer, and they often say how much they like my order (pretty much only water) because it's super easy.
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amother
Lemonchiffon


 

Post Tue, May 07 2024, 3:47 pm
So if I order 8 bottles of 2 liter sprite from ShopRite, how much should I be tipping?
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amother
Sienna


 

Post Fri, May 17 2024, 3:34 pm
amother Lemonchiffon wrote:
So if I order 8 bottles of 2 liter sprite from ShopRite, how much should I be tipping?


Depends on your distance from the store, but $5 minimum is appropriate for 8 2-liters.
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amother
Sienna


 

Post Fri, May 17 2024, 3:36 pm
amother Peach wrote:
I order water with instacart and do not tip.

Each time instacart warns that the buyers see if they'll be tipped ahead of time. But I always get a buyer, and they often say how much they like my order (pretty much only water) because it's super easy.


Why don't you tip? Water orders are never super easy; water is very heavy - 1 pack can way 25-30 lbs. Just because your water gets delivered doesn't mean you should not tip. Delivery people know which houses are frum folks and which are not and take note of that.
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amother
Peach


 

Post Fri, May 17 2024, 3:43 pm
amother Sienna wrote:
Why don't you tip? Water orders are never super easy; water is very heavy - 1 pack can way 25-30 lbs. Just because your water gets delivered doesn't mean you should not tip. Delivery people know which houses are frum folks and which are not and take note of that.


I pay for delivery. Imo that's enough.

A tip is not required. It's a tip, if I want. I don't want.
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