GoPuff, a digital convenience retailer, Monday launched in and immediately around Detroit. It will offer deliveries in the area from noon-4:30 a.m. seven days a week. The expansion to Detroit follows the service’s original Michigan launch in Lansing and Ann Arbor in the spring.
The service stocks more than 2,500 products in centrally located facilities in each market it operates in and brings the products to customers after they order them. Products include snacks, cleaning products, diapers, pet goods, school supplies, over the counter medications, and more. It operates in more than 100 U.S. locations. The delivery charge is a flat $1.95.
“GoPuff’s mission is to create more time in the day for our customer by consistently redefining the very meaning of convenience to provide a high-quality experience at an exceptional value,” says Rafael Ilishayev, co-founder and co-CEO of goPuff.
“In a busy city like Detroit, we understand how valuable residents’ time is and are excited to bring a new level of convenience to customers’ lives in this great city. Whether you are a parent who desperately needs a new pack of diapers at 2 a.m., a pet owner who would rather not carry that giant bag of kitty litter from the store to your apartment, or a party host in need of last-minute supplies or snacks, goPuff is here to deliver the moments that matter most.”
To celebrate goPuff’s entrance into Detroit, customers who sign up for an account and place their first order of at least $9 by Sunday, Oct. 27 can add a complimentary pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Orders can be placed through the goPuff app or at goPuff.com.
Co-founded in 2013 by Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, undergraduate students at Drexel University in Pennsylvania, goPuff began delivering 50 products before becoming a full convenience store and alcohol delivery service in 2014.
The service is available to those living in the following zip codes, which are located in and directly around Detroit: 48207, 48212, 48209, 48226, 48202, 48238, 48206, 48203, 48216, 48201, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48210, 48208 and 48204.