How To Get Public Grocery Delivery With InstaCart Through Public Delivery.

Originally posted on July 3, 2022 @ 3:40 am

If you live in the southeastern United States, you may already want to shop at Publix. Now you’ll love it even more because by partnering with Instacart you can bring Publix Grocery to your doorstep.

Public grocery, including subs, can be delivered via Instacart. The minimum order is $ 10. Public delivery costs $ 3.99 for orders over $ 35 and for one-hour delivery or for orders under $ 35. Although most BOGOs can be used with Publix Delivery, coupons cannot be used. Suggestions are optional, but 15-20% is recommended.

This article will cover how Public Delivery works, how much it costs, how to order via Instacart, tipping etiquette, and more. If you haven’t already, sign up for an Instacart account to start shopping online at Publix for delivery!

How Does Publix Delivery Work?

Publix has partnered with Instacart to provide home delivery. You can place a Publix delivery order with a minimum of $ 10 using the Instacart app or website. You can even sub-order from Publix Daily for delivery. You can also use the Instacart app to communicate with your customers to track or change your order.

You will need an Instacart account to order Publix Grocery Delivery. If you try to order from the store’s website, it will send you to the Publix storefront on Instacart. That way, most order issues will be handled via Instacart.

The minimum order for Publix delivery is 10. Some states ban certain items, including alcohol and tobacco.

If the delivery of alcohol is permitted in your state, you must be present at the time of delivery to reveal your identity. The following states allow the delivery of alcohol from Publix in most stores:

  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia

You can track your Publix delivery order on the Instacart app or website. On the app, you can select the order to track under the ‘Orders’ tab at the bottom right of the screen.

The Instacart app displays items your customer has already received and changes made to the order. This is where you approve changes and refunds, or you can suggest an alternative.

If you forget something when placing a Publix delivery order, you can still add items if the buyer has not yet started checking out.

Either add new items to your order in the app or message your Instacart buyer, and they’ll add the items for you. If the item you ordered is not in stock, your buyer will choose the alternative suggested by Instacart.

Sometimes, they can’t find a suitable alternative, in which case the buyer will contact you.

If you wish to cancel your Publix delivery order, you must do so via Instacart. First, open your order on the Instacart app’s profile page (under ‘Choose your orders’) and select ‘Cancel order’.

If you cancel an order after you start purchasing Instacart Buyer, you may be charged a cancellation fee.

You can return items from a Publix delivery order. To return an item, you’ll need your digital receipt from Instacart.

You can work with Instacart’s care team by email or call, or you can go to your local Publix customer service counter and talk to someone there.

Any other issues with your Publix delivery order should also be reported with Instacart. To report a problem, contact Instacart Customer Service at 1-888-246-7822 or visit their Help Center.

How to Order Publix Online

To order Publix online, you must set up an account with Instacart. Then, you can use the Instacart app or website to purchase groceries. There is also a Publix Delivery app powered by Instacart, from which you can place orders. You will enter your delivery address, payment information, and schedule delivery.

Here are step-by-step instructions for ordering Publix delivery using Instacart:

1. Set up an Instacart account if you don’t already have one.

2. Enter your address and select Publix as the store you will shop at.

3. Shop for grocery items. You can search directly for items, or you can browse by department.

4. When you finish shopping, open your cart to review the items selected.

5. Go to ‘Checkout’ to enter delivery and payment information. Once you submit the order, and an Instacart shopper will soon accept your order and start shopping.

How Much Does Publix Delivery Cost?

Public delivery fees start at $ 3.99 for standard orders over $ 35. If you choose one-hour delivery or its subtotal is less than $ 35, your delivery fee will be higher. You can get free delivery with Instacart Express membership for orders over $ 35. The prices of individual items will also be higher to meet the price of the individual buyer.

Instacart Express subscriptions provide free delivery on all Publix delivery orders over $ 35.

It also gives you a cheaper service fee, and you won’t be charged extra when ordering longer.

The cost of subscribing to Instacart Express is $ 99 per year. Check out the Instacart website for ongoing promotions, which often offer a free one-month express trial.

In addition to delivery fees, grocery prices are also higher than store prices for public delivery. However, you can expect a simple service in return for the higher prices you pay.

How long does Publix delivery take?
Depending on the size of your order and the distance from the store, Publix delivery usually takes 2-3 hours. You can expedite this process by opting for one-hour delivery, although it may incur additional charges. You can also schedule public delivery for a 2-hour window between 8 am and 10 pm a week in advance.

Larger orders will take longer for buyers to complete, and longer delivery distances may extend delivery times.

If you need to deliver an order by a certain time, you may want to schedule your order a few days ahead of time.

When you go to checkout, you can schedule a 2-hour window in the coming days during which your order will be delivered.

Can You Order From Publix Deli Online?

You can order online from Publix deli using Instacart. On the Instacart app, you can add Publix subs to your delivery order. Under the department category ‘Daily’ you will find a sub-category of ‘Subs’ from which you can order your favorite sandwich. Your Publix sub can be delivered to any other grocery you order.

Publix has a variety of subscriptions that you can order via Instacart. When you add a sub to your cart, you’ll see a popup with options to customize the sandwich.

The popup will allow you to choose the size of the sandwich and any cheese, toppings, spices, and extras you want to add.

Only keep the minimum order amount ($ 10) in mind if you have Publix subscriptions through Instacart, especially if you do not plan to order additional groceries.

In addition, the delivery fee will be higher if the total of your Publix daily order is less than $ 35.

Can You Use BOGOs and Coupons With Publix Delivery?

Most BOGOs can be used with Publix Delivery, and are featured in the Instacart app. Cannot be used with print or digital coupons Publix Delivery. However, you can save through the various deals and discounts shown on the Instacart app. Find deals under the ‘Sales’ section on the Instacart app.

To get the most out of Publix Delivery, use the Instacart app or website to check out promotions from both Publix and Instacart.

Items on sale will show a cross out with their original price and a new, cheaper price. In addition, you can find all discounted items under the ‘Sales’ category on the app’s ‘Explore’ tab.

Finally, in addition to Publix BOGO sales, Instacart runs promotions from time to time, so check your emails or open your app to see ongoing promos.

Does Publix Delivery Accept EBT?

Publix Delivery accepts EBT to pay for SNAP-eligible items. You must add your EBT card to your Instacart account before ordering. You will need to add another form of payment to pay any fees or items that are not included in the SNAP / EBT. Eligible Publix stores in the Instacart app are labeled ‘Accepts EBT.’

In addition to EBT, Publix accepts two payment methods: credit and debit cards. You must add a credit or debit card to your account to use your EBT card.

Credit or debit cards cover non-SNAP eligible items, delivery fees, and delivery tip.

If you would like more information on using your EBT card for Publix delivery orders, check out our article on Publix and SNAP EBT.

You can also visit the Instacart Help Center to learn more. In addition, here is our article about all the states that accept EBT at every store that participates through Instacart.

Do You Tip Publix Delivery?

We recommend giving 15-20% of your total order to Publix Delivery drivers. All public delivery is met through Instacart, and Instacart buyers have 100% of their suggestions. When you place a Publix delivery order on the Instacart app, you can add a tip and adjust it within 24 hours after delivery.

Instacart usually includes a 5% default tip on each order. You can increase or decrease the amount of this tip when placing your order. You can also adjust the tip for 24 hours after receiving your delivery.

Instacart buyers can see the tip amount before accepting orders. Therefore, we recommend that you include a tip when placing your order instead of receiving delivery.


Public delivery is easy as everything can be ordered through InstaCart. Instacart allows you to communicate with buyers about your order, and it offers many great BOGOs and other discounts available on Publix. So order your grocery and delicious Publix for delivery today!



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