Quick-delivery grocery service launches in Portland

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For a fee, Instacart will shop for and deliver groceries to your doorstep.

The company sets fees according to how quickly customers want their groceries delivered. A one-hour delivery for a load of groceries costing $35 or more, according to the company website, will cost $5.99. Delivery within two hours costs $3.99. Fees are higher for orders that cost less than $35. The company also offers free deliveries under a $99 annual membership plan.

The company said it will serve much of the Portland area as well as Beaverton and Aloha, starting immediately. Instacart's "personal shoppers" will pick up and deliver groceries from Whole Foods, Costco and Uwajimaya, with other stores to be added later, the company said. A coverage map will be available at the company's website.

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