H-E-B expands delivery through Shipt
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B and grocery delivery provider Shipt on Wednesday announced the expansion of their partnership that will bring grocery delivery to three new Texas markets, as well as more customers in the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
"Our longstanding partnership with Shipt continues to give us new opportunities to reach our loyal customers and enable H-E-B groceries to be delivered directly to their homes," H-E-B group VP omnichannel Paul Tepfenhart said. "The expansion with Shipt allows us to provide more H-E-B customers with access to grocery delivery service."
Starting Aug. 8, H-E-B customers in Killeen, Temple and College Station can order their groceries through the Shipt app, which allows them to choose a on-hour delivery windo and pay. Ahead of launch day, Shipt is offering customers in these areas annual shipt memberships — which typically cost $99 — for $49, giving them access to unlimited free delivery on all order over $35.
In San Antonio and Austin, Shipt is adding 185,000 households to its coverage area across the two cities on Aug. 10. New Shipt customers in San Antonio and Austin can try the service for two weeks for free and receive $25 off their first order. The service launched with H-E-B in May 2016, and with the upcoming expansions will reach more than 4.6 million households in Texas.
“Texas residents have been some of our most loyal Shipt members, and we continue to receive requests from new and current metros for greater access to grocery delivery," Shipt founder and CEO Bill Smith said. “This expansion is a reflection of this demand, and our growing partnership with H-E-B has allowed us to work in our shared mission to serve these communities, together.”