Online grocery delivery service Shipt is expanding to the Research Triangle region of North Carolina through delivery from Harris Teeter.
Beginning April 20, Shipt members in the Raleigh and Durham areas will gain access to beer and wine selections in addition to groceries from the supermarket chain. With the expansion, Shipt will be able to deliver to more than 1.5 million households across the Tar Heel State.
“Shipt has been thriving in the state of North Carolina, and we’re thrilled to offer our members there the option to make a complete grocery purchase through our platform,” said Shipt founder and CEO Bill Smith. “With our expanded service from Harris Teeter our members can now purchase everything they need for a full week of meals, including their favorite wine and beer.”
Using the Shipt app, members will be able to access the full selection of grocery, beer, and wine items at Harris Teeter’s local stores, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order. Shipt offers delivery times available as soon as one hour after the order is placed, or up to 24 hours in advance.
Shipt says it understands that alcohol delivery entails more legal and safety concerns than grocery delivery. To verify age, members will scan their IDs through the app and will be required to present the same identification to the Shipt shopper upon delivery. Shipt also will require its shoppers to complete additional training on its alcohol delivery policies and procedures to ensure safe and responsible delivery to members. Only certified shoppers will be allowed to complete alcohol deliveries.
Shipt memberships are available for an annual fee of $99 and members have access to free delivery on all orders over $35. For orders under $35, there is a $7 delivery fee.