For as awful as the world is today, at least it keeps getting more convenient to buy the beer we want. Alcohol e-commerce marketplace Drizly, for example, is now available in more than 100 markets across North America, having entered more than 40 markets in the past year alone.
Drizly is a one-stop shop for beer, wine and spirits, allowing consumers to arrange fast on-demand or scheduled delivery or in-store pickup through their favorite local liquor store. The Drizly platform can be accessed via Drizly.com and apps that provide visibility into inventories from multiple local retailers in each market. Partners include retailers across major metropolitan areas like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami and smaller markets including Albany (N.Y.), Nantucket, Honolulu and beyond. This week’s addition of Prescott, Ariz., officially brings the platform’s unmatched selection, full price transparency and home delivery in under 60 minutes to 101 U.S. markets.
“Reaching over 100 cities is a big moment for us as a company, but more than anything, it is proof of concept,” said Nick Rellas, Drizly’s CEO and cofounder. “Our platform is succeeding because it is helping everyone win, consumers who are getting the best selection, price transparency and convenience, retailers who are earning incremental business, and suppliers who have access to data and insight that didn’t exist before Drizly came along. And as we say around here, it’s just the beginning.”
The Boston-based company maintains a sales operation in New York City, a customer support center in Denver and recently announced plans for a technology-focused office in San Francisco.
With an industry expert board of directors and the backing of institutional investors, Drizly has raised $35 million to date. As the company continues to grow, it anticipates adding new team members across all offices, expanding into additional markets and partnering with new retailers in existing markets over the next year.