The pandemic and shutdown convinced lawmakers in Georgia to legalize online alcohol sales and delivery in the state back in August, which means it was only a matter of time before Drizly opened up shop. Drizly specifically experienced sales growth of 350% year-over-year in 2020, and it kicks off 2021 going live in Atlanta after forming partnerships with some of the city’s best-known adult beverage retailers. Alcohol delivery under 60 minutes is now available to the 4.4 million adults of legal drinking age within the city and surrounding suburbs.
Drizly’s initial partner retailers in Atlanta include: A&M Beverage Company, ABC Package, Atlanta Package, Fairington Wine & Spirits, HD Wine Spirits+, Canton Package, Johns Creek Wine & Crystal, Pinkies Up Beer, Racetrack Foodmart, Savi Provisions, Side Door Liquors, The Savvy Cellars, Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits and Tucker Wine, Beer & Spirits.
Drizly connects consumers to their local liquor stores online, allowing them to shop a broad range of beer, wine, and spirits across stores and get delivery to their door in under 60 minutes. By state mandate, adult beverage retailers planning to handle alcohol delivery are required to have store personnel complete training protocols.
“Atlanta has been on Drizly’s radar for years now, so we were eager and ready to start connecting adults of legal drinking age with local retailers for at-home delivery as soon as legislation passed and regulations were finalized,” said Cathy Lewenberg, COO at Drizly.
A detailed look at recent changes in Drizly’s delivery processes to maximize customer and retailer employee safety can be found here.