CHICAGO, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drizly™, the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor, today announced a massive expansion in the Chicago market to bring alcohol delivery to hundreds of thousands of new customers.
Powered by new partnerships with local retailers Schaefer's Wines, Foods & Spirits, Rayans Beers, Wine & Spirits, South Loop Market, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe and Hops & Grapes, Drizly now covers more than 76 square miles of the Chicago metro area, increasing its footprint across the city by 300 percent.
Legal-age drinkers in the following neighborhoods can now use Drizly's smartphone apps or Web site to shop from the city's biggest selection and best prices on alcohol, and have it delivered in less than an hour: Andersonville, Edgewater, Evanston, Glenview, Hyde Park, Kenilworth, Kenwood, Lincoln Square, North Center, Pilsen, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka.
"Partnering with Drizly allows us bring our store to the consumer on their terms, where they live," said Anje Schaefer Cluxton of Schaefer's Wines, Foods & Spirits. "There is a great demand for this type of service, and when it comes to powering alcohol delivery online, Drizly is the hands-down leader in the space."
Drizly originally launched in Chicago in May 2014, and has been serving the customers in Bucktown, Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Loop, South Loop, West Loop, North Center, Old Town, River North, Roscoe Village, Streeterville, Wicker Park and Wrigleyville ever since.
For a complete view of Drizly's delivery area in Chicago, please visit: driz.ly/chicagomap.
FREE DELIVERY THROUGH MAY 31
To welcome new consumers in Chicago, Drizly is offering first-time users free delivery on their first order through May 31 by entering the code "NEWCHI" at checkout. Users are also encouraged to follow @DrizlyCHI on Twitter for the latest updates, events and promotions.
"GET THE DOOR. IT'S THE LIQUOR STORE!"
Legal-age drinkers in Chicago simply download the free Drizly app on their smartphone or visit Drizly.com. There, they will find a shopping experience that is informative, customized and fun, with a huge selection and great prices elegantly integrated with Drizly's rich content and personalized recommendations, as well as innovations consumers have come to expect from on-demand companies like Amazon, Netflix and Uber.
Drizly also lets consumers schedule alcohol deliveries when it is most convenient for them, earn valuable rewards on purchases, or easily send the gift of alcohol to friends, family and colleagues of legal drinking age.
Drizly™ is the technology company powering a superior shopping experience for beer, wine and liquor. Combining the best selection and price, content-rich and personalized shopping experiences, and the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, Drizly delivers "The Joy of Drinking™" to legal-age drinkers across the United States. Backed by a world-class group of angel and institutional investors, the company has raised $17.8 million to become a superior place to shop for beer, wine and liquor in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Providence, Seattle, St. Louis, Washington D.C., and other cities across the United States. For more info, visit www.drizly.com.
HOW DRIZLY WORKS
1. Download Drizly to your iPhone or Android phone, or log on to Drizly.com.
2. Sign up and add your favorite beer, wine and liquor to your cart.
3. Check out, enter discount codes, pay (same prices as in the store) and tip your driver, all right from Drizly.
4. In less than one hour, your alcohol will be delivered.
Kerin Horgan, Sr. Manager of Communications & Media, Drizly Inc.
Drizly, its logo and the line "The Joy of Drinking" are the trademarks and property of Drizly, Inc.