foodora Has Partnered With The LCBO To Test Alcohol Delivery In Canada
We’ve all been there. You’re sitting at home, too busy (or lazy) to head out to pick up your favourite bevy.
But the future is here, and one food delivery service is toying with the idea of delivering alcohol straight to your door.
foodora and the LCBO have partnered to bring Canadians same-day alcohol delivery.
The initiative is part of a new pilot program that was created for thirsty Canadians and starts in Ottawa today. The goal is to eventually roll out the program in other popular cities across Canada.
“Canadians are steadily becoming mobile-first consumers who are searching for ways to be more efficient, and foodora is a piece of this evolution,” said David Albert, managing director, foodora Canada said in a press release. “Our first-of-its-kind partnership with the LCBO means we’re enhancing the overall foodora experience, offering greater convenience and increased accessibility for our new and existing foodora customers.”
Using the foodora app or website, Ottawa users now have the option to scroll through the LCBO’s offerings.
While the entire store’s selection isn’t available, there is a specially curated list of the retailer’s most popular wines, beers, ciders, coolers, and liquors to choose from.
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Customers can expect an average delivery wait time of 35 minutes.
Orders can be made at three different Ottawa-area LCBO locations: 275 Rideau St., 222 Richmond Rd., and 22 Isabella St. Delivery times are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and there’s a $4 deliver fee.
When you add up how long it takes to motivate yourself to get out the door, get into your car, drive over, make your selection, and pay, it’s probably about the same amount of time!
There are only a few restrictions.
Only foodora riders that have their Smart Serve are able to make alcohol deliveries. Additionally, the LCBO’s “challenge & refusal” mandate will be enforced, meaning that if someone fails to produce an ID, appears to be intoxicated, or seems like they are purchasing for someone who’s a minor or intoxicated, the delivery can be refused. There will also be a $20 restocking fee charged to the orderer.
With all that being said, it sounds like a pretty great plan that’s sure to be well received. We have our fingers crossed that all goes well and this service comes to Toronto soon!
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