TORONTO, March 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Boozer Inc. ("Boozer") is pleased to announce the launch of a Canada-wide click-and-collect initiative in response to the continuing COVID-19 public health challenge. Complementing our existing same-day delivery platform, the click-and-collect feature will allow Canadian alcohol retailers, including independent retailers, craft breweries and distilleries, to stay open for business using the Boozer e-commerce platform for 'take-out' and 'delivery'.
The click-and-collect service will allow age-permitted users to order their favourite alcoholic beverages and products for on-demand pickup from a licensed retail location near them, all through the existing Boozer platform. Employing an e-commerce solution allows both the customers and retail staff to maintain social distancing to the extent they feel comfortable, or as required by local authorities. "Retailers now more than ever need to provide a safe environment for consumers to purchase products. Today retailers are effectively needing to turn in-store shoppable retail spaces into click-and-collect and delivery fulfillment centers. We are looking to support this activity by moving forward with this initiative that will keep local retail stores open and to provide much needed assistance to the retail sector," commented Michael Kniazeff, CEO and Co-Founder of Boozer.
"Click-and-collect is well adopted by consumers in the grocery and restaurant industries, and we're excited to bring this convenient experience to the retail alcohol space," commented Ian Delves, President and Co-Founder of Boozer. "On the delivery front, like others Boozer has been seeing massive spikes in demand over the past week. We see the launch of click-and-collect as a way to help alleviate some of the strain the entire delivery community has been dealing with, as we navigate this unprecedented lift in orders," he added.
We hold the safety of our users and retail partners paramount, and we are determined to continue providing opportunities for consumers of legal-age to order alcohol products from their favourite licensed retail stores and breweries throughout the continuation of the COVID-19 public health challenge. Moreover, we are working expeditiously with a number of additional retailers that are eager to join the platform and share a common goal of continuing services, wherever possible, to customers during this challenging period.
About Boozer Inc.
Founded in 2017, Boozer Inc. is Canada's first mobile app marketplace for compliant, on-demand, ordering of alcohol. Boozer enables remote ordering and on-demand fulfillment of alcohol products in Canada, by seamlessly connecting retailers and brands with customers. Since inception Boozer has developed a proven track record for accountability, compliance and superior logistics, in a highly regulated industry with highly regulated products. Currently active in Ontario and British Columbia, Boozer seeks to consolidate the Canadian B2C alcohol market.
Super Anytime Inc. (wholly owned by Boozer Inc.) is Canada's first multi-retailer e-commerce marketplace for ordering legal cannabis products from licensed retailers. Super allows consumers of legal age to order adult-use cannabis products from their favourite licensed retailers from the comfort of anywhere, including the ability to have ordered products be delivered directly to their door on-demand. Super works with licensed retailers to provide a turn-key solution for POS integration, last mile delivery, and click-and-collect functionality.