We accept many forms of payment—all major US and Canada credit and debit cards, EBT cards at participating stores in select states*, China UnionPay, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and PayPal. At this time, Instacart doesn’t offer an Instacart-specific credit card.

For quick and convenient checkout, you can save your preferred payment method to your account.

We're sorry for the inconvenience as we're currently not able to accept:

  • Cash
  • Store gift cards
  • EBT cards at select retailers
  • International payments
  • Any other forms of payment not listed as accepted above

*For a full list of participating stores and states where EBT cards are accepted, check out our SNAP via EBT card article.

Add a payment method

You can add payment methods at any time—before, after, or while placing an order.

To add a payment on the Instacart website—

  1. At the top left, click the 3 horizontal lines
  2. Click Account settings
  3. Click Payment methods
  4. Click Add next to the payment method you want to add to your account
  5. Enter card information and billing address. Then click Continue

To add a payment in the Instacart app—

  1. When you log in, tap the 3 horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner
  2. Tap Your account settings
  3. Tap Payment methods
  4. Tap Add next to the payment method you would like to add to your account
  5. Enter card information and billing address. Then tap Save

For help adding an EBT card to your account, check out this Managing your EBT card on your account article.

If you need to update a previous payment method, you must remove it from your account and then add it again with the correct payment information.

Remove a payment method

To remove a payment method on the Instacart website—

  1. At the top left, click the 3 horizontal lines
  2. Click Account settings
  3. Click Payment methods
  4. Click Delete next to the payment method you want to remove

In the app—

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top left-hand corner
  2. Tap Your account settings
  3. Tap Payment methods
  4. Remove a card by either—
    • Swiping your finger left over the card you want to remove. Then tap Delete or
    • Tap the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner. Then tap the red circle on the left-hand side next to the card you want to remove. Then tap Delete

For help removing an EBT card from your account, check out this Managing your EBT card on your account article.

Paying with PayPal

To add PayPal as a form of payment to your Instacart account—

  1. Tap the 3 stacked horizontal lines in the upper left corner 
  2. Tap Your account settings
  3. Tap Payment methods
  4. Tap Add under the PayPal category 
  5. This redirects you to the PayPal login screen
  6. Follow the prompts to log into PayPal
  7. Tap Save 

PayPal restrictions—

  • At this time, prescriptions and alcohol can’t be purchased using PayPal. If you’d like to place an order containing these items, you will need to select an alternative payment method.
  • You can only add 1 PayPal account to your Instacart account. To use a different PayPal account, you need to delete the PayPal account you have on file and add a new one.

For help authenticating PayPal credentials, contact PayPal support—