Mercatus and Shipt Partner to Bring Last-Mile Delivery to Leading Grocers
Online grocery innovators partner to connect major retailers with consumers through seamless shopping and delivery experience
LAS VEGAS, TORONTO – March 20, 2018—Mercatus, a leading provider in digital solutions for grocery, today at Shoptalk announced that it has partnered with Shipt, a leading online same-day delivery platform. The partnership will enable a turnkey solution, bringing personalized shopping and last-mile delivery to leading regional grocers, rounding out their fulfillment options and enhancing the online shopping experience through Shipt.
With this partnership, Mercatus-equipped retailers will be capable of creating a streamlined, start-to-finish shopping process on their websites and the Shipt marketplace, complemented by reliable and personalized delivery from Shipt. By doing so, retailers will be able to offer delivery without investing resources and time towards implementing their own infrastructure. This seamless experience via the retailer’s digital properties will allow for access to more customer data and improved customer loyalty.
By teaming with Mercatus, Shipt will gain a new, expansive network of grocery retailers and have the opportunity to serve more consumers, expanding its already robust footprint in retail. With the addition of this network of grocers, Shipt will provide home delivery from various retail verticals in as soon as one hour, from grocery to convenience, and offer customers a one-stop shop experience.
"At Shipt, our goal is to connect members with fresh groceries and everyday essentials in a quick and convenient way, without compromising quality,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO, Shipt. “With Mercatus, we’re excited to gain the opportunity to make this a reality for more families while creating a simple customer-centric shopping experience.”
Customers at Mercatus-enabled retailers will experience a consistent and integrated shopping experience, accompanied by Shipt’s quick and reliable delivery. This partnership will round out the customer’s fulfillment options, from delivery to curbside pickup and more, while also offering them a simple end-to-end shopping experience with their favorite local retailer.
“As customer expectations rise, last-mile service continues to be a key focus for retailers,” said Sylvain Perrier, president and CEO, Mercatus. “With our partnership with Shipt, our grocery retail customers will enjoy the benefits of providing consumers with premier delivery services without the burden of building their own fulfillment offerings. We look forward to Shipt joining our network of partners as we continue to create an advanced and frictionless online shopping experience for both customers and grocery retailers.”
To learn more about Mercatus and the partnership with Shipt, please stop by Booth #14 in the Grocerytalk Discovery Zone this week at Shoptalk, March 18-21, at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Mercatus is redefining the digital experience within grocery. The company’s purpose is to empower grocers to create best-in-breed shopping experiences for their customers, and it is dedicated to revolutionizing the way grocers approach digital. Mercatus helps leading North American grocers integrate with multiple technology partners to deliver exceptional in-store and online shopping experiences.
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 over 30 million households in more than 90 markets across the country. Throughout 2018, Shipt will continue to expand. By the end of the year, Shipt will be in nearly 180 markets, reaching 80 million households, about 65% of U.S. households. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Ala., and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit Shipt.com.
Ketner Group Communications (for Mercatus)