Shipt to Launch Same-Day Delivery in Augusta

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Shipt, a leading online marketplace, announced it will begin same-day delivery of an assortment of groceries and household essentials with five major retailers in Augusta, Georgia. Beginning June 21, Shipt will launch same-day delivery from BI-LO, Kroger, Lidl, Publix and Target in the Augusta metro area.

Shipt originally launched in the state of Georgia in 2015, and this launch gives more than 170,000 households across Georgia access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour. Shipt members will be able to shop fresh foods and household essentials from all five retailers, in addition to an assortment of product categories that are unique to each retailer. To celebrate the announcement, new Augusta-area Shipt members who sign up before June 21 will receive an annual membership for $49 (regularly $99).

“Shipt has delivered staple products, essential ingredients and beloved brands to the homes of busy Georgia families since launching in the state in 2015. This expansion brings even more variety and personalization from familiar retailers to the Shipt marketplace,” said Bill Smith, founder and chief executive officer, Shipt. “Through our app, our members have access to everything they need, when they need it, right at their fingertips.”

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient same-day shopping experience. Shipt’s marketplace gives members the ability to browse, search and shop the in-store assortment of products online. Members can note preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order, all within the app. Shipt's expert team of shoppers takes care of selecting, bagging and delivering the items. The annual membership grants access to free, unlimited delivery on orders of more than $35.

Leading up to the launch, Shipt plans to add more than 200 new Shipt shoppers across the Augusta metro area to be part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillment of each order. To apply to be a Shipt shopper, visit and click “Get Paid to Shop.”