Following Online Alcohol Sales Approval, Drizly to Launch in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Drizly, the nation’s largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace, announced today that it will be available to Kansas City, MO residents starting in September, following the city council’s approval today of an ordinance legalizing online alcohol sales and delivery. A pioneer and established leader in the evolving alcohol e-commerce space, Drizly is working with local retailers to best serve Kansas City consumers via its e-commerce platform for beer, wine, and spirits delivery in under 60 minutes.

Starting in September, Kansas City, Mo. consumers of legal drinking age can visit Drizly.com or download the Drizly app (App Store and Google Play), to access a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits from local retailers, with complete price transparency, and then purchase and schedule in-store pickup or delivery in under 60 minutes. Mike’s Wine & Spirits’ extensive inventories across its locations in Brookside, Westport, and Waldo will be available right from the start.

Orders made using Drizly are delivered by local partnering retailers from their licensed premises. Drizly provides each retailer with a proprietary ID verification technology that allows delivery personnel to scan and verify IDs.

“We established a relationship with Drizly in anticipation of the city council’s approval and are eager to launch alcohol delivery through its website and app in a few weeks,” said Andy Doohan, manager of Mike’s Wine & Spirits. “Through our partnership with Drizly, Kansas City, Mo. residents can shop for alcohol for any occasion, whether they’re stocking up for a party or just want a bottle of wine to go with dinner. Just like we would at our storefront, we always check ID’s to verify that the customer is 21+ when we make a delivery with Drizly.”

Local retailers can partner with Drizly to offer customers convenient delivery options and leverage Drizly inventory management and data insights tools to better their online and in store business. To learn more retailers can visit retailer.drizly.com.

“Our partnership with Mike’s Wine & Spirits will allow us to launch in Kansas City only a few weeks after the ordinance is passed, making Drizly the first to offer alcohol delivery options in Kansas City” said Justin Robinson, SVP of New Business & Co-Founder at Drizly. “We look forward to establishing partnerships with additional retailers in the Kansas City area to offer even more choice to consumers in the world of online alcohol.”

Drizly provides visibility into inventories from local retailers in each market, offering customers a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits, at transparent and competitive prices. Depending on the market, those inventories include a range of popular soft drinks, juices, ice and other mixers, so as to meet all your beverage needs. Customers can arrange fast on-demand, scheduled delivery or in-store pickup through their local liquor store. The Drizly mobile app and website offer deep wells of information, packed with cocktail recipes, pro tips and popular adult beverage trends.

About Drizly

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 over 100 cities 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.

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