Shipt, an app-based grocery delivery service that serves 26 major metropolitan areas across the country, and H-E-B, one of the nation's largest and most respected grocery retailers, today announced the expansion of Shipt’s on-demand grocery delivery service to Houston beginning on June 29, 2016. This expansion follows Shipt and H-E-B’s recent partnership designed to bring the convenience of grocery delivery to customers across the state of Texas.
Shipt will offer grocery delivery from H-E-B stores across Houston, as well as local Central Market stores. Beginning June 29, 2016, H-E-B customers will have the option to order their groceries through Shipt’s mobile or desktop app. To celebrate launching with H-E-B in Houston, Shipt is offering $25 in free groceries to members who sign up prior to June 29.
“Over the past year, we have received thousands of requests for grocery delivery in Houston. To the Houston residents who asked for Shipt, we are excited to serve Houston and simplify life with the convenience of grocery delivery from your local H-E-B store,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “As we put down roots in Houston, we have two goals – to serve our members and to serve our community. We will actively seek out opportunities to support Houston and the programs that shape the city and its residents.”
Through the Shipt app, members shop a full selection of groceries, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order. Shipt connects members directly with its reliable shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver the order as soon as one hour after it is placed.
In addition to supporting H-E-B’s existing initiatives, Shipt will identify opportunities to work with community organizations throughout Houston that are dedicated to addressing food insecurity.
“Shipt and H-E-B share a core commitment of giving back to the communities that we serve,” said Armando Perez, Senior Vice President, H-E-B Houston. “After a successful launch of Shipt grocery delivery in our San Antonio headquarters last month, we look forward to expanding our relationship with Shipt in Houston.”
Leading up to the launch, Shipt will build a network of more than 300 shoppers to shop and deliver orders to Shipt members in Houston. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit Shipt.com and click “Be A Shopper”.
Shipt offers members unlimited free grocery deliveries. Shipt does not utilize surge pricing. Delivery is always free on orders over $35, even during peak times. Memberships are available for an annual fee of $99.
Shipt will deliver from H-E-B and Central Market stores in the greater Houston area to the residents of League City, Sugar Land, Katy, Cypress and The Woodlands. For a detailed map of the coverage area, visit Shipt.com/Houston.
H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 370 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.