Convenience is needed in modern life. With long commutes, hours studying or busy schedules, sometimes you may need a snack or even a pint of ice cream. Did you forget something at the store? GoPuff has you covered! The delivery service services nearly 100 cities around the country. The online platform and app has provided pints of ice cream or makeup remover wipes for only less than two dollar service. Founded by two college students who discovered the inconvenience of leaving time studying and socializing by going to the store.
Celebrity popularity catching on with the goPuff name, Starlette, gave LaLa Anthony a sweet tooth craving on set. LaLa Anthony was spotted recently ordering delivered goodies in Chicago. The starlett’s order included makeup remover wipes, chocolate vegan peanut butter cups from UnReal, bottled water and even the popular ‘‘Half Baked’’ flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.The new star is also known for her roles in ‘90210’ and ‘Power.’ Hip-Hop star Meek Mill uses goPuff on tour for goodies like chips, snacks and soda. At the recent “Made in America festival,” a-list stars like Lizzo, Travis Scott & Cardi B made their way to the goPuff.
GoPuff has a set service price of $1.95 which makes it the perfect service to use during rush-hour or at 2 am. Most delivery services change their fee depending on the time of day or popularity. The simplicity of goPuff is what made it popular around the US. The app is available in many cities 24/7 or atleast open until 2am. Some cities also supply alcohol delivery as well.
Professional sports stars like basketball players, Danny Green and James Harden have also used the service on-the-go between games for their cravings.
More than just fast delivery, it is the fastest growing digital retailer to-date. Within 3 minutes, a goPuff account can be created and an order placed to service areas from simply going onto their website and browsing through their variety of useful and tasty products. goPuff currently features a selection of over 3000 products from Advil to cleaning supplies.
GoPuff is also easy for users, a goPuff account can be created and an order placed to service areas from simply going onto their website and browsing through their variety of useful and tasty products. GoPuff currently features a selection of over 3000 products like your favorite ice cream or cereal.
In 2013, during their sophomore year, Rafeal Ilishayev and Yakir Gola were only twenty years old when they were inspired to start goPuff. The pair attended Drexel University in Philadelphia where they discovered that college students do not have time to waste.
The need for an on-demand delivery app came from realizing that much of their studying time was broken up by making runs to the store for snacks and essentials. Starting small, the young-men would skip their classes by using the excuse of using the bathroom to go out around campus on deliveries. Yakir and Zola are now seen lecturing on their campus and teaching students like they once were about becoming entrepreneurs.
Gola said in an interview, “Rafael and I started the business with a small selection of convenience products and, after immediate interest on campus, we realized that the convenience store industry needed to be turned on its head. People no longer considered the convenience store to be convenient, and we felt we had found the way to revolutionize that space.”
With the need in mind, the young business partners began developing their app ideas in the back of their business notebooks. They spent day and night developing the app and eventually delivering their own goodies around campus in their Plymouth Voyager and needless-to-say, the business expanded. It is easy to see how their plan caught on around campus and faculty-alike!
The young founders have been featured in Forbes in 2017, “30 Under 30” in both retail as well as e-commerce sections, and Target Magazine’s “Target Marketer of the Year.” With all of this attention to marketing they have also hosted a “pop-up” at the Made in America Festival on August 31- September 1st in Philadelphia.
Without a doubt, the need for convenience with hectic schedules is always a must. Even if you just need chips and soda at two in the morning. With it being fast and affordable, it is the easiest service to use!
To use goPuff in your city go to gopuff.com or download the app from the app store.