BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drizly, the technology company behind the first and largest e-commerce alcohol app, brings a revolutionary way to shop for adult beverages to Houston starting today. Drizly connects adults of legal drinking age with best-in-class local alcohol retailers, making it easy to shop for beer, wine, and spirits by simply downloading the Drizly mobile app (App Store and Google Play) on a smartphone or tablet, or visiting Drizly.com.
Drizly provides visibility into inventories from multiple retailers, giving adult beverage consumers access to a wide selection and competitive pricing as never before. Orders can be delivered by partner retailers within one hour, at a conveniently scheduled time, or reserved for in-store pickup.
Houston neighborhoods within the current Drizly network include Bellaire, Spring Shadows, Spring Branch West, Spring Branch East, Spring Valley Village, Hedwig Village, Woodlake, Briar Meadow, River Oaks, Memorial Park, Washington Ave. Greater Heights, Northside, Second Ward, Midtown, East Downtown, Greater Third Ward, West University Heights, Southside Place, Gulfton, Chinatown, Braeburn, Braeswood Place, Belaire, Downtown, Woodway, and Energy Corridor, served by partner retailers including Goody Goody Liquor, Al’s Liquor, Posh Liquor, Premier Fine Wine & Spirits and Village Liquor. Beyond alcohol, Drizly users can shop for ice, mixers, and more. There is no price markup, and a modest delivery fee of $5 per order stays the same no matter how many items ordered. In-store pickup is free of charge.
“Our partnership with Drizly at our Dallas locations has been a great opportunity for us to provide additional value to our customers, so we’re pleased bring its many benefits to Houston,” says Armando Gonzalez, Marketing Communications Manager for Goody Goody Liquor. “Drizly has allowed us to extend the shopping experience for our customers beyond brick-and-mortar, allowing them to shop our vast selection at low prices – and have their order conveniently delivered to their home or office.”
Drizly is throwing a party to mark the launch in Houston at Axelrad Beer Garden on Friday, May 19th. Drizly will be in the house all night starting at 6pm toasting H-Town and giving away prizes to select lucky guests.
“We can’t wait for Houston to join 40 other cities in enjoying all the benefits of a revolutionary way to shop for alcohol,” said Nick Rellas, CEO and co-founder of Drizly. “It’s a true case of everyone wins – shoppers with convenience, selection and price transparency they’ve never had, and retailers with access to a greatly expanded customer base.”
Drizly, available in over 40 markets across the U.S. and Canada, is a one-stop shop for beer, wine, and spirits (and even a range of popular soft drinks, juices, ice and other mixers), allowing consumers to arrange fast delivery or in-store pickup through their favorite local liquor store. The Drizly mobile app and website offer deep wells of information, packed with cocktail recipes, pro tips, popular adult beverage trends, and advice from The Drizly Top Shelf Bloggers: best-in-class local experts on alcohol, entertaining and lifestyle.
Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine, and spirits. With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, in-store pickup, or intrastate shipping, customers can easily browse and order their favorites from the Drizly website or mobile app. By partnering with the best retail stores in over 40 markets in North America, Drizly provides consumers a rich e-commerce experience that offers unrivaled selection, competitive pricing, and personalized content to users of legal drinking age. Drizly operates across the United States and Canada, from Austin to Boston, Calgary to Tampa, New York City to Denver (and beyond). Backed by world-class institutional investors, the company has raised $35 million to date.