Ottawa and Scarborough to be first test markets
TORONTO, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Beer Store launched their e-commerce site, Beer Xpress, in June 2016, and today announced they are expanding the platform with the launch of home delivery in Ottawa and Scarborough as the first two test markets. The service offers same-day home delivery, with a targeted two-hour delivery window.
"Home delivery is a natural evolution of our Beer Xpress program and we look forward to bringing it to Ottawa and Scarborough for the pilot," said Beer Store president, Ted Moroz. "The areas were selected based on a number of criteria including market demand and the number of stores in their delivery footprint."
Scarborough and Ottawa customers within the designated delivery areas can conveniently choose from among the 800 plus brands available and purchase the beer for home delivery via beerxpress.ca. All orders are completed within designated store hours and all sales are screened by the responsible sales program. As well, all orders are delivered by licensed home delivery services who are prescreened and held to the highest standards.
"This project will be fully backed by The Beer Store's award-winning ID25 responsible sale program," stated Moroz.
Beer Xpress is part of The Beer Store's commitment to the Province of Ontario to modernize and improve the customer experience within its retail network.
The Beer Store is also using the new pilot project to make it easier for those in Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Four stores in Ottawa's city centre will be open on Canada Day, and customers will also be able to place orders for home delivery.
About The Beer Store
The Beer Store offers customers over 800 brands, provided by over 200 brewers. It's a completely open system that allows any brewer in the world to sell its brand in any Beer Store location it chooses. The Beer Store is also deeply committed to the responsible sale of alcohol. In 2016, over 3.5 million customers were challenged on the basis of their age or intoxication. It is also one of the greenest retailers in the world, collecting around 1.6 billion beer containers and 349 million wine and spirit containers in 2016. The Beer Store is owned by 30 Ontario-based brewers and employs 7,000 hard-working Ontarians.
SOURCE The Beer Store
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