Shipt is Blasting Off in the Rocket City
That’s right Alabama – we’re back! After launching in our home city of Birmingham, Ala., in 2014, we have made our way back to sweet home Alabama to bring on-demand grocery delivery to Huntsville, Ala.
After travelling across the country to cities as far as Phoenix, Charlotte and Miami to launch our grocery delivery services, you might ask what prompted us to return to the great state of Alabama. Well, it’s an easy answer – Huntsville is the perfect area to embrace the life-changing innovation of on-demand grocery delivery.
Huntsville is a hot spot for innovation.
Ever heard that you can’t throw a rock in Huntsville without hitting a rocket scientist? It’s basically a fact – the city has the highest per capita of engineers in the U.S. With that many geniuses strolling about, not to mention innovative institutions in the city such as the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment and U.S. Space & Rocket Center, we feel confident that innovation is booming – and that we might gain a few more brain cells hanging around such innovative folks!
Huntsville is growing – fast.
Alabama won’t be able to give Huntsvegas a hard time much longer for being the little brother of the major cities – it was recently revealed that Huntsville is expected to be the largest city in Alabama in 10 years. Note: more people = more traffic—so let Shipt travel to the grocery store for you!
On top of that, Bloomberg recently stated because of all of these awesome people, Huntsville is one of the top cities that powers the U.S. economy – we’re super pumped about contributing to that!
Huntsville was named one of the best U.S. cities for tech startups.
As Adele would say, hello from the other side. Here we are!
Huntsville boasts a number of cool breweries.
Did you really think we were going to make it through this entire blog post without mentioning that Madison County has the highest per capita volume of breweries than any other county in Alabama? Our Shipt Shoppers across the country love to get together at breweries for bonding and socializing, so we think the hundreds of Shoppers who we hire in Huntsville will be spending quite a bit of time at Straight to Ale, Salty Nut Brewery or Yellowhammer Brewing, to name a few!
Trust me – we could go on, but we’ve got to get back to delivering groceries. Huntsville, we couldn’t be more excited to launch in your wonderful city – 3, 2, 1… blast off!