Yes, yes, we all know that Webvan is known to be the “largest dot-com bust in history”. However, I’ve always thought the idea was needed if someone could just pull it off. Ahead of its time, like most great things.
And now, perhaps, the future is here. Instacart is in Atlanta and I’m already their biggest fan. They describe themselves as:
Instacart is a grocery delivery service that delivers in as little as an hour! We connect you with Personal Shoppers in your area who pick up and deliver your groceries from your favorite local stores.
When I signed in, it immediately connected me to the Costco where we already shop. Since we have a kid circus at our house, its exceedingly difficult for my wife to find time to haul them to the grocery store at least once a week. We intend to give Instacart as much of our business as they can handle!
Sign up and give them a try. Can you tell I’m excited? :)