BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s fast becoming one of the nation’s most popular service: on-demand deliveries. Now one app is going a step forward and bringing alcoholic beverages to customer’s front doors.
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Need a car? Get one on Uber.
How about a new game, book or toy? Amazon may be your choice.
So what do you do when it comes to your favorite alcoholic beverage? Go to your phone for that too.
A new app launched this week in Baltimore delivers beer, wine and liquor to your door between 20 and 40 minutes. It’s called Drizly.
“Maybe it’s cold outside. Maybe it’s raining, maybe it’s snowing. Maybe you’re hosting a large party and you know what you want. We give you the ability to have it delivered to your feet,” Drizly’s co-creater, Justin Robinson said.
Drizly partners with local package stories like Canton Crossing Wine and Spirits. The app shares the store’s inventory with customers and then the store is responsible for getting it there.
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“I still think the majority of people want to come in and experience. It’s a way a vehicle for us to market to people who maybe haven’t heard of us before,” Michael Fishman said.
Each store makes sure that alcohol doesn’t get into the hands of under-aged people by carding.
“The same checks that happen in a liquor store at the point of sale are happening with a delivery driver,” Robinson said.
“I think we’re going to see a lot more of it in the future,” Rebecca Keys said.
Canton Crossing customer, Keys says she has the app and a delivery may be in hear near future.
“If I was coming home from school or work and I did not want to sit in traffic anymore and I just wanted to get home and holy crap, I get home and I don’t have anything to unwind with on the app,” Keys said.
Drizly is already in 12 other cities including Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. There’s a five dollar delivery fee with each order.
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