Fast growing on-demand delivery provider DoorDash has launched alcohol delivery with Meijer and Hy-Vee.
Also on Thursday, convenience store chain Sheetz unveiled a partnership with San Francisco-based DoorDash to offer same-day delivery of food, groceries and essentials to most of its stores.
In Grand Rapids, Mich., The Meijer supercentre chain, customers in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio can order alcoholic beverages from the stand-alone Meijer Beer Wine & Spirits store on the app and the DoorDash website. DoorDash noted that alcohol from Meijer stores is also available for delivery through its recently launched DoubleDash service, which allows customers to add items from nearby stores to their initial order.
Hy-Vee customers, meanwhile, can order alcohol from the West Des Moines, Iowa, grocery market, the DoorDash app and website in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. With the launch, shoppers can now add alcohol directly from Hy-Vee to a Meijer grocery order, allowing consumers to create a mixed basket, according to DoorDash.
Prior to payment, Hy-Vee and Meijer customers purchasing alcohol through DoorDash will be required to upload their ID for age verification, DoorDash said, adding that upon delivery they also had to receive their order from Dasher in person.
Online sales of alcoholic beverages have exploded since last year, according to DoorDash Grocery Online Ordering Trends Report. DoorDash orders of all types of alcohol – including cider, liquor, wine and beer – more than doubled from January to June 2021 compared to the previous year period. Announcing the addition of alcohol purchases to its delivery service in September, DoorDash noted that the category can increase merchant subtotals by up to 30%.
“We are excited to expand our relationships with our grocery partners to expand the alcohol selection to customers nationwide,” said Caitlin Macnamara, Director of Alcohol Strategy and Operations at DoorDash, in a press release. “Whether you’re stocking up for a holiday get-together or running out of drinks on game day, consumers can now have their wine, spirits, beer and more delivered right to their doorstep. “
Under New Partnership with Sheetz, DoorDash will provide on-demand, last mile delivery of essentials to over 560 of Sheetz’s 630 and more stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Virginia -Western.
Sheetz customers can initially place delivery orders through DoorDash’s website or mobile app. The Altoona, Pa.-Based chain said that by the end of January 2022, buyers will also be able to place DoorDash same-day delivery orders from the Sheetz website and mobile app. The service is powered by DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white label order fulfillment platform.
“This new partnership with DoorDash allows Sheetz to dramatically expand delivery options and continue to fulfill our mission of giving customers what they want, when they want it, how they want it,” said Ryan Sheetz, vice -President of marketing and branding for the convenience store chain. “Customers can still order from our extensive bespoke menu and select personalized options with the touch of a finger, and now they can do it from the comfort of their home. “
Items available from Sheetz for DoorDash delivery include a variety of made-to-order menus and beverages at Sheetz Brothers Coffee, among other options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers. Convenience items such as bottled drinks, energy drinks, candy, snack bars, crisps and medicine will also be available for purchase and delivery through the e-commerce platform.
From December 22 through January 5, Sheetz and DoorDash are waiving shipping charges on orders of $ 15 or more in support of the new partnership.
“We’re excited to partner with Sheetz to expand the selection in the Mid Atlantic region and provide consumers with a quick and easy way to access their favorite Sheetz convenience products, ready-to-order meals and more.” again, on demand, ”Shanna said. Prévé, Vice-President, Business Development at DoorDash.
Known primarily for restaurant deliveries, DoorDash has continued to grow rapidly in the food and grocery business. Earlier this month, DoorDash introduced “super-fast” grocery delivery to New York City – in 15 minutes or less – with the launch of a new DashMart location in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Additionally, in October, the delivery specialist entered into a reseller agreement with United Natural Foods Inc. to offer delivery service to independent supermarkets, following a partnership with Albertsons Cos. to launch DoorDash delivery to nearly 2,000 supermarkets.
DoorDash has also expanded its range of retail partners, including launching on-demand service – with an average delivery taking less than an hour – in November to more than 9,000 Dollar General stores.
And last week, DoorDash same-day delivery kicked off at the Southern California grocer Bristol Farms, which operates 14 specialty supermarkets in the Greater Los Angeles Market. Through its website and app, DoorDash will feature thousands of Bristol Farms items including premium and organic produce, fresh baked goods, premium full service meats, fresh fish, artisan cheese, ready-to-eat, specialty and conventional foods. elements.
“Our partnership with DoorDash reinforces our commitment to providing a convenient one-stop-shop for discovering all that BF has to offer,” said Adam Caldecott, CEO of Bristol Farms, based in Carson, Calif. We are excited to further expand our online options to better serve new and existing customers.