Shipt adds 1000 stores in major expansion

US same day delivery carrier Shipt has added 1,000 new US local convenience stores to the portfolio of businesses it delivers for. This represents the biggest expansion in three years for the firm.

As well as adding the 1,000 neighbourhood convenience stores, the company can now reach an additional 2 million customers who used to be just outside its catchment areas.

“This is the first time Shipt has expanded this way,” Shipt Chief Operating Officer Bridget Fruit said in the company announcement. “Over the years, Shipt has launched one city at a time or rolled out a new retail partner nationwide, but this exciting coast to coast expansion is unlike anything we’ve done before.”

Among the convenience store chains Shipt is working with are 200 CVS stores and 50 GNC stores. It is now available across more than 5,000 cities and towns in the US.

“This expansion recognises the importance of same-day delivery in people’s lives,” said Fruit in the Shipt announcement. “We’re growing strategically and intentionally with a commitment to provide our customers with even more places to shop, retailers with the opportunity to reach new customers and Shipt Shoppers with even more flexible earning potential than ever before.”

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