LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following California Governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer at Home" order, Saucey experienced an unprecedented number of users on their alcohol delivery platform on Thursday. The company saw a 300% increase in area sales compared to a standard Thursday.
"As the concern over the COVID-19 virus has grown at both the state and public levels, I think you're not so coincidentally seeing a rise in people ordering alcohol," says Saucey co-founder and CEO Chris Vaughn. "We're feeling the effects elsewhere too, like San Francisco and Chicago; we're doing our best to assist everyone who wants to use us and use us safely."
The Los Angeles-based app recognizes they are among select delivery services fortunate enough to be helping people in a variety of markets as they practice social distancing and protect themselves from the rapidly spreading Coronavirus. "It's good to see so many people making lifestyle adjustments that let them be as comfortable as they can be during this time," Vaughn said.
There may be something to that comfort thing. Since March 15, Saucey has seen ice cream sales spike by 500% and soft drinks by 150%. Lime sales also spiked by 350%, potentially pointing to more people making mixed drinks.
As for the alcohol, vodka tops Saucey's spirit sales and is up by 250%. Whiskey, however, saw the greatest spike at 300%. IPAs held the highest increase in sales in their beer category at 300%.
Saucey is an alcohol e-commerce platform based out of Los Angeles, California, currently operating in various markets across the United States. Founded in 2014, Saucey provides on-demand delivery of beer, wine, and spirits to customers via their mobile app and website.