BOSTON — Drizly, the nation’s largest online alcohol marketplace, has entered into a partnership with Anheuser-Busch to keep offices across the country stocked with fresh, cold beer. Drizly’s robust network of partner retailers, spanning over 100 markets coast-to-coast, is now exclusively handling delivery to Anheuser-Busch’s innovative Office Bud-e fridges, which use smart sensors and WiFi connectivity to automatically re-order beer when stocks are running low.
“We’re driven to make buying adult beverages as frictionless as possible, and delighting customers at home, the office or wherever they may be,” says Justin Robinson, Vice President of Expansion & Co-Founder at Drizly. “Anheuser-Busch’s Office Bud-e is an awesome innovation for businesses looking to automate their purchasing, and we’re proud to make our network of best-in-class retail partners a key part of the equation.”
“The Office Bud-e fridge’s cutting edge technology helps us meet the increasing consumer demand for convenience, and it makes sense for us to partner with Drizly, because they are the leading tech platform for on-demand alcohol delivery,” says Carolyn Littlefield, Head of eCommerce – North America at Anheuser-Busch. “The flexibility of Drizly’s technology and 100 markets of operation made them the perfect fulfillment partner.”
The Office Bud-e is a sleek, savvy, smart and fully-stocked fridge featuring a variety of Anheuser-Busch’s signature beers (up to 180 count), and is the optimal addition to any office kitchen or common space, rendering classic “beer runs” obsolete. When inventory begins to run low, this smart fridge connects to Drizly’s local liquor retailers to re-stock the supply, employing the latest innovations in digital tracking. With the option to set up automatic orders or simply send the office manager e-reminders to reorder via the Anheuser-Busch web portal, Office Bud-e seamlessly delivers office luxury with ease.
Drizly connects adults of legal drinking age with best-in-class local alcohol retailers, making it easy for consumers to shop the widest local selection of beer, wine and spirits, with options for in-store pickup or delivery in under 60 minutes, by simply downloading the Drizly mobile app (App Store and Google Play) on a smartphone or tablet, or visiting Drizly.com.
Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine, and spirits. With the speed and convenience of on-demand delivery, in-store pickup, or intrastate shipping, customers can easily browse and order their favorites from the Drizly website or mobile app. By partnering with the best retail stores in nearly 100 markets in North America, Drizly provides consumers a rich e-commerce experience that offers unrivaled selection, competitive pricing, and personalized content to users of legal drinking age. Drizly operates across the United States and Canada, from Austin to Boston, Calgary to Tampa, New York City to Denver (and beyond). Backed by world-class institutional investors, the company has raised $35 million to date.