If you’re an exclusive Instacart driver or shopper, you might want to think about diversifying your “shuttling stuff around” kind of a lifestyle—perhaps try incorporating a ride-sharing service or two, or another delivery service entirely. Why? An email from Instacart indicates the company is tightening the purse strings and forcing drivers to make a lot more trips (or shoppers to prepare a lot more orders) to earn as much as they were earning previously.

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