BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shipt, a leading online marketplace, today announced it will begin same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and household essentials from Hy-Vee in four major Midwestern cities. Beginning July 24, Shipt will launch same-day delivery from Hy-Vee in Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. To celebrate the announcement, Shipt members in these metro areas who sign up before July 24 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).
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.
“Hy-Vee has been long recognized for its employee-owned model and for its commitment to powering healthy lifestyles and superior customer service. This new partnership allows us to bring loyal Hy-Vee shoppers the products they love right to their doorstep,” 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.”
Hy-Vee, originally established in 1930 in Iowa, is an employee-owned chain of more than 245 supermarkets located throughout the Midwest in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Know for being one of America’s best employers, Hy-Vee has also focused on health and wellness, with a dietician available at each store.
“With more than 245 stores across an eight-state region, Hy-Vee is constantly expanding its offerings,” said Matt Ludwig, Hy-Vee’s chief information officer and executive vice president of e-commerce. “Our new partnership with Shipt is a natural fit as more of our customers are looking for personalized, same-day delivery from their preferred online grocery delivery service.”
To support the expansion, Shipt plans to add to its shopper network across Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota 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.”
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.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 80,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.
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