Getting wasted is about to get a whole lot easier.
If you haven’t already, meet Drizly.
Drizly is a mobile shopping app which aims at becoming your next one-stop booze delivery solution. The app, led by Polaris Partners, works in conjunction with local delivery-friendly liquor stores to bring any type of spirit, beer, or wine right to your doorstep.
The app raised $13 million from venture and strategic investors, making Drizly the honcho among all other half-dozen booze delivery start-ups, the Wall Street Journal reported.
As with any delivery app, Drizly works handily by connecting with the POS system in stores — saving precious work time for vendors. Additionally, the average delivery time frame for ordering booze with the Drizly app is practically the same as a Dominos pizza — 30 minutes.
Not too long ago, Drizly had announced a partnership with The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), adding more divergence to your liquor shopping experience.
How To Get Your Booze-Grove On
Well, according to Drizly’s official website, these are the four steps on how the app works:
- Download Drizly to your iPhone or Android phone, or log on to Drizly.com.
- Sign up and add your favorite beer, wine, and liquor to your cart.
- Check out, enter discount codes, pay and tip your driver, all right from Drizly.
- In less than one hour, your alcohol will be delivered.
What’s also nifty is the feature where users are able to schedule deliveries up to 48 hours in advance; perfect for sporting events.
The Drizly app is available nationwide in the following locations: Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Providence, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington D.C., with more expansions on the way, according to a TechCrunch report.
Drizly is available for both iPhone and Android users, in addition to web users. On Drizly’s official website, it goes on to say how the total booze collection is well over 2,000.
A Brief History Of Drizly
It all started with the curiosity of two close friends.
Nick Rellas, 25, and Justin Robinson, also 25, founded Drizly in 2012 after graduating from Boston College. Both men were curious and fascinated by the notion that technology failed to have any influence in industries like alcohol. So, one year later in 2013, with the help of each other, Drizly was born.
So far, media reports and customer criticism on social media sites has yielded nothing less of positive responses. This is despite a recent spike in headlines about alcohol-related deaths.
As for the future of Drizly, company projections show expansion as a result of the latest financing, in addition to a 30 market inflation goal that the company is hoping to accomplish by the end of 2015.
Furthermore, Drizly, along with its competitors Thirstie, DrinkFly, and Minibar Delivery, are being identified as responsible for giving the alcohol industry a much-needed financial lift and bringing it to the 21st century — thanks to today’s technology of course.
[Photo via www.blog.drizly.com]