BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online grocery marketplace, today announced that it will launch service in new markets across the state of Texas. Beginning January 18, 2018, Shipt will begin offering home delivery from H-E-B stores in Abilene, Brownsville, McAllen, the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area, and the Midland/Odessa metro area.
Shipt originally launched its partnership with H-E-B in San Antonio in May of 2016, and has since expanded to service 14 markets in Texas. To celebrate the expansion, new Shipt members who sign up prior to the launch in these areas will receive $50 off an annual membership (normally $99).
“In the past year, we’ve seen tremendous growth with H-E-B, an incredible partner and beloved retailer in the state of Texas. Together, our latest expansion brings the simplicity and convenience of grocery delivery to more families across the state,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Moving into the new year, we are as committed as ever to serving our retail partners, including H-E-B. We plan to continue expanding rapidly across the country to bring the magic of Shipt to as many families as possible.”
Shipt’s marketplace will deliver the full selection of items from H-E-B, giving customers the ability to browse their local stores’ aisles online, and access to various categories featuring healthy ingredients, seasonal selections, and inspiration for quick, easy meals.
“We continue to expand services with Shipt to reach even more H-E-B customers throughout Texas, providing them with a new way to access the quality produce and products H-E-B is known for,” said Paul Tepfenhart, Group Vice President of Omnichannel Retail for H-E-B. “This expansion marks our continued commitment to serving communities across our great state.”
Shipt connects members with a community of Shoppers who handpick their items and deliver them as soon as one hour after the order is placed. Leading up to the expansion, Shipt plans to grow their network of Shoppers, who are responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”
Shipt, the nation's fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 30 million households in more than 70 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit Shipt.com.
H-E-B, with sales of more than $24.6 billion, operates more than 390 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 106,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.
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