It makes sense, since it’s the hometown for the national delivery service.
Shipt will now give members the option to get deliveries from either Publix or the Rocky Ridge or Mountain Brook Western Markets. The cost structure is the same, but its only available within a certain radius of these stores – click here to see exactly where.
“Being here, we love to support local businesses whenever we have the chance,” Shipt Community Manager Anne Adams said. “We thought Birmingham customers would agree that Western offers some of the highest quality products, so were excited to offer delivery from a locally owned store.”
Adams said Shipt is exploring the option of adding other regional grocery retailers in other markets, but Birmingham is the first market with customer choice of stores.
Shipt is a grocery delivery company that operates sort of like Uber: shoppers make their grocery list using the app, then that order goes to Shipt shoppers who can accept or decline the order. If a shopper accepts the order, they do the shopping then deliver the groceries to the customer’s door.
Shipt launched at the end of last year, originally as a same-day delivery company for retailers including Target, Best Buy and Home Depot. The company launched the grocery delivery portion in the spring and no longer offers deliveries for other retailers.
Shipt operates in 24 cities and plans to operate in 100 cities by 2018.