BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online marketplace, today announced that it will begin same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and home essentials with two major retailers in Virginia. Beginning June 26, Shipt will launch same-day delivery from Harris Teeter and Target stores to Charlottesville, Virginia residents. Shipt will also offer Harris Teeter same-day delivery to residents of Hampton Roads, Virginia who have had access to Target same-day delivery since March 2018.

With this expansion, nearly 145,000 Virginia households will gain access to same-day delivery of fresh foods and household essentials from both retailers, in addition to an assortment of product categories that are unique to each retailer. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members who sign up prior to June 26 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

Founded in 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama, 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. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

“We know our members need a seamless shopping experience and a multitude of options when it comes to shopping for lifestyle essentials like groceries. By expanding into new areas of Virginia, and offering well-loved brands through the Shipt platform, we can ensure all Shipt members get a little more time back in their day,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Through our app, everything our members need is right at their fingertips and can be on their kitchen counter in as soon as one hour.”

Leading up to the launch, Shipt will add more than 100 new Shipt Shoppers across Virginia. These shoppers will 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 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.

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