After two months talking about Grocery Delivery, today we go live. As of Monday, May 4th, the first batch of our 1000 pre-launch members will board the Shipt beta. Grocery shopping of the future has arrived. First stop: Birmingham, Alabama.
The coolest part about all this isn’t the mobile app – or the new website – or the 100+ hours you’ll save this year avoiding the grocery store. These things have been done before, but in all the big cities you’d expect to see this type of thing.
What’s most exciting about this news is you, Birmingham. Our home. Our backyard. Our neighborhood. In the words of one of our first customers, “It’s about time Birmingham has something new.” Birmingham is really going through a renaissance right now. Locals feel it, but everyone else is starting to notice.
Last week, Zagat ranked Birmingham No. 1 on it’s list of the nation’s “Next Hot Food Cities.” Arguably the most respected authority in the food and beverage scene voted Birmingham ahead of destinations like No. 6 Nashville, No. 7 Louisville, No. 8 Durham, and No. 10 San Antonio.
It’s no surprise to us. Our office is within walking distance of several heavy hitters in the Alabama restaurant scene. But the news has us excited. We feel hometown pride and sense of validation in what we knew before starting down this path: Birmingham has a rich food culture that is worth exploring and investing in. People don’t pass through this town. They come, fall in love, stay and raise families. Those that leave, often return. They appreciate things that matter most. Family. Friends. Leisure. Culture. All the things that make life worth living.
If the Shipt business model can work in a place like this, then it can work anywhere. Our mission is to help our people spend less time on the little things so they can invest in what matters most.
Starting today, customers all over Birmingham can shop for Publix groceries on the phone in their pocket and have them delivered to their doorstep in as little as one hour.
Through the month of May, we’re granting priority access in daily batches to our first 1000 pre-launch customers until all who purchased a MemberShipt are in.
For everyone else, we’ve started a reservations list for June. Grab your spot now. You’ll get access just as soon as new spots become available. We’re working hard to build the best grocery delivery experience possible, and we can’t wait to deliver your first order.
Shipt is an on-demand Grocery Delivery service devoted to your Instant Getification based in Birmingham, Alabama. Members can shop for their groceries with Ship app in iTunes and Google Play, and have them delivered in as little as one hour. Forever avoid standing in long check-out lines and sign up today!