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Shipt Expands Across the Midwest and Great Plains

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, a leading online marketplace, today announced it will begin same-day delivery from Hy-Vee and Target. Fresh foods and household essentials will be available from both major retailers, in addition to an assortment of product categories that are unique to Target, such as home goods, electronics, toys and other products. Shipt will launch same-day delivery in various markets in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota on the following dates:

  • Aug. 21: Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Mason City and Waterloo, Iowa
  • Aug. 23: Des Moines, Iowa; The Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Aug. 28: Rochester, Minnesota

This announcement gives nearly 720,000 households across four states access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. To celebrate the announcement, new Shipt members who sign up before Aug. 28 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

"The addition of these eight markets across the Midwest and the Great Plains represents our continued dedication to expand Shipt delivery from trusted retailers just in time to alleviate the stress of back-to-school shopping," said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. "Through our app, our members have access to everything they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips."

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members' lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt's marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt's expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 800 new Shipt shoppers across these eight metro areas to be part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillment of each order. To apply to be a Shipt shopper, visit Shipt.com and click "Get Paid to Shop."

About Shipt
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to nearly 50 million households in more than 150 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand by adding both Target stores and additional retailer partners to its online marketplace, offering members more options to shop. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: press@shipt.com | (415) 625-8555

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