BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online marketplace, today announced that it will begin same-day delivery from Morton Williams Supermarket and Target to all five New York City boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

Beginning August 9, Shipt members will be able to shop fresh foods and household essentials from both major retailers, in addition to an assortment of product categories that are unique to Target, such as home goods, electronics, toys and other products.

This announcement coincides with the launch of same-day delivery in the Greater New York City metro area, which will begin throughout the months of July and August with a variety of retailers. These additional metro areas include Hudson Valley, Kingston, Long Island, Mount Kisco and White Plains, New York. Cumulatively, this landmark expansion will give more than 3.4 million households across the New York City area access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members who sign up before August 9 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

“We’re making shopping for daily essentials easier than ever before. Busy urban residents are able to access the familiar aisles of their local stores seamlessly, bringing everything from dinner ingredients to household items right to their doorstep,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “This launch is a symbol of Shipt’s rapid growth, as we continue our expansion to bring Shipt to households across the country.”

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. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 1,000 new shoppers across New York City 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 household 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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