BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online marketplace, today announced it will begin same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and household essentials in Ocala, Key West, Lakeland and Pensacola, Florida. Beginning June 21, Shipt will launch same-day delivery in these markets from the following retailers:

  • Ocala: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Publix, Target and Winn-Dixie
  • Key West: Gordon Food Service Stores, Publix and Winn-Dixie
  • Lakeland: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Gordon Food Service Stores, Publix, Target and Winn-Dixie
  • Pensacola: Publix, Target and Winn-Dixie

Shipt originally launched in the state of Florida in 2015 and has since expanded its footprint to more than 20 Florida metro areas, delivering from five major retailers and reaching more than 540,000 households across the state. Shipt members will be able to shop fresh foods, household essentials and an assortment of other product categories unique to each retail partner including beer, wine and spirits from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members who sign up prior to June 21 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

“Shipt has grown steadily throughout Florida since launching in the state in 2015. We’re excited to continue offering convenient, same-day delivery from a variety of beloved retailers to the doorsteps of our loyal members,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Through our app, our members have access to everything they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips.”

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt's expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. To verify age on orders including beer, wine and spirits, members will scan their IDs through the app and will be required to present the same identification to the Shipt Shopper upon delivery. The annual Shipt membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 900 new Shipt shoppers across Florida to be part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillment of each order. To apply to be a Shipt shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

About Shipt
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to nearly 50 million households in more than 150 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

Shipt is not endorsed by or affiliated with Publix.

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