INABUGGY, formerly known as INSTABUGGY, first launched its pilot project in 2015. The initial city was Toronto but it has now expanded across Canada to many major urban centres.
INSTABUGGY was the first name for INABUGGY. This change of name occurred in 2018. They were initially offering one hour service in Toronto from various grocery stores.
The jobs were unique in that there were employees of INSTABUGGY called “pickers and packers” stationed at various stores. They would receive your order directly and then a driver would come to pick it up.
INSTABUGGY would use a mix of employee drivers and on-demand contractor drivers (like INSTACART) to meet their aggressive delivery window.
To apply for an INABUGGY job, you can do it directly on their website or through third-party websites like Indeed and Peersight. Either way, it is all online.
We would recommend going straight to their website to fill out the online form, as some 3rd party job boards want you to submit a resume. You don’t need a resume using the INABUGGY jobs online form.
INABUGGY Job Requirements
The INABUGGY job requirements are:
- Being able to lift up to 35-40 pounds* and climb at least one flight of stairs;
- Access to a reliable vehicle;
- Be at least 19 years of age or older;
- Have a valid driver’s license, registration and insurance;
- Provide an HST number, if applicable;
- Liability insurance up to 1 million dollars for third party claims;
- Eligible to work in Canada;
- Provide your Smart Serve number (you may be delivering alcohol);
- Agree to a criminal background check;
- Smartphone with an operating system of IOS9 or Android 4.2 or higher.
*The lifting requirements are a bit confusing, as their application page says 35-40 pounds, their intake form says 50 pounds and their Indeed.com ad says 25-30 pounds.
As an independent contractor, there are a number of things you will need to sign off on before starting to work with INABUGGY. You can read and download the entire contract below.
INABUGGY Delivery Fees
If you are wondering how the delivery fees work for INABUGGY, you are paid as an independent contractor which means you will have to save for your own taxes and pay for your own expenses.
INABUGGY delivery fees that the customer pays do not go to the driver. INABUGGY pays a delivery fee of $18 per order to the driver plus they get to keep any tips they get.
How much do INABUGGY drivers make per hour?
On the INABUGGY job application page, it says that INABUGGY drivers can make up to $30 per hour including delivery fees and tips.
According to Indeed.com, INABUGGY delivery fees work out to drivers making an average of $22.32 per hour.
How Does INABUGGY work?
Using a computer or smartphone app, customers access a catalogue of goods from a variety of stores delivery is offered from. They place the order and a driver will shop and deliver the goods to the customer’s door.
INABUGGY delivery fees for customers are $19.99 per order plus an additional $9.99 if you want an extra stop at a different store. In addition to INABUGGY delivery fees, the company also appears to mark up some consumer goods to add to their profit margin.
After researching driver feedback and INABUGGY reviews, here is a summary of the pros and cons we found.
Pros: Good tips Set your own schedule Be your own boss
Cons: Pay doesn't change if the order is big or small No gas or mileage allowance Must provide your own dolly and cooler bags
Here are a couple INABUGGY reviews directly from drivers:
“Not bad if you know, gotta be quick. at the same time u do groceries for yourself. Have piece of mind, no one is standing over you.”
– Indeed.com INABUGGY review from Jan 2020.
“You make ypur own hours. When its busy you have many orders and plenty customers to please. Tips are good ,can be great depends your mindset and effort.”
– Indeed.com INABUGGY review from May 2020.
INABUGGY Cities and Coverage Areas
INABUGGY operates across Canada in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. The cities INABUGGY operates in are:
INABUGGY Calgary offers deliver from hardware stores, pet stores and grocery stores.
For the complete list of stores and delivery areas, check out the INABUGGY Calgary coverage map.
INABUGGY Edmonton has drivers within city limits for the most part, depending on the store.
You can see the list of stores and coverage areas here.
INABUGGY Montreal has you delivering both on and off the island to the north and south.
You can check out the stores and coverage map on the website.
If you are in the Ottawa region, you can deliver with INABUGGY outside of the Ottawa city centre to Nepean, Kanata, Manotick and Cumberland.
Have a look at the coverage map and stores here.
INABUGGY Toronto / GTA
INABUGGY operates in Toronto and surrounding area, depending on what store you want, of course.
INABUGGY will shop and deliver from the big brand names in:
- Richmond Hill
- St. Catharines
- Niagara Falls.
Visit this link to see the coverage map for each individual store INABUGGY operates in Toronto and the GTA.
INABUGGY Vancouver / GVA
INABUGGY Vancouver operates in more than just the core. Depending on the store, the also deliver in:
- North Vancouver
- West Vancouver
- East Vancouver
- New Minister
- South Vancouver
You can access the store list and coverage map for INABUGGY Vancouver here.