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Philadelphia-based GoPuff delivery service is entering the Louisville market. | Courtesy of GoPuff

A pair of delivery services, GoPuff and Delivery.com, hope to make shopping for a variety of goods a lot easier.

Philadelphia-headquartered GoPuff is something of a one-stop-shop concept, with more than 2,500 products across eight categories stored in a centrally located warehouse. It operates in 90 markets across the U.S. is now serving several ZIP codes in and around Louisville.

Meanwhile, Delivery.com recently acquired Austin-based Mr. Delivery, which had served Louisville previously. With the acquisition, Delivery.com expands to 38 states.

GoPuff provides delivery service for a variety of situations, from facing a cupboard devoid of snack food for movie nights to the cat running out of food. Customers can get delivery on products ranging from ice cream, candy and beverages to essentials like cleaning products, diapers and pet products.

The delivery fee for a GoPuff order is a flat $1.95, and first-time users will get a free pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with any order of $9 or more by Aug. 11. Delivery is available seven days a week, noon-4:30 a.m.

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Delivery.com has acquired Mr. Delivery, offering delivery services for everything from food to liquor. | Courtesy of Delivery.com

“Customers have been asking us to come to Louisville since we first launched the concept,” GoPuff co-founder Rafael Ilishayev said a news release, “and we are thrilled to now bring that experience to the area and deliver the moments that matter most to this vibrant community.”

Delivery.com, meanwhile, is more of a go-between courier, now connecting more than 2.5 million customers and corporate clients with 15,000 restaurants, liquor stores, dry cleaners and other local businesses in more than 1,800 cities. The company has a philosophy of connecting locally with all types of business, from retail to restaurants to liquor stores.

The company acquired Mr. Delivery as part of the beginning of “rapid expansion efforts,” according to a news release, including food delivery operations across 160 cities. Mr. Delivery users should be able to seamlessly transition to the new system without setting up new accounts.

In addition, for a limited time, Delivery.com is offering $10 off to new customers on their first order of $15 or more, using the code ORDERNOW.

“Independent delivery service operators, many without access to venture capital, have built consequential businesses that have become part of the fabric of their local economies, and for that they should be commended,” Jed Kleckner, CEO of Delivery.com, said in a news release.

“Mr. Delivery shares our vision of empowering communities and businesses. Our complementary business models and missions make this acquisition a natural and timely fit given our broader expansion strategy this year.”

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Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies. Email Kevin at [email protected]