Have you ever gone on vacation and needed some beers or other alcohol and didn’t know where to go? Have you been to places with weird laws that don’t have booze available at places like grocery stores or gas stations? Stuck at home with no transportation? There is now a solution. Drizly is here and it is a service you need to know about.
What is Drizly?
Drizly is an online service that allows you to shop for and get alcohol delivered locally. Drizly partners with local liquor stores to bring their inventory to you. The service has been around since 2012 and made big news in February 2021 when Uber bought the service for $1.1 billion. Drizly is a free service, the only fees you will pay are to the local store that is delivering the item. Some stores do have a minimum dollar amount for delivery, but these fees are very reasonable. You may be able to find a promo code but some states prohibit the use of these on alcohol. Drizly also has a referral program that allows you to generate a code for 5$ towards a friend’s first purchase. This is once again dependent on the local and state laws in the area where you are using the service.
How Do I Get Started With Drizly?
Drizly is very easy to get started with. First, you need to set up an account either by downloading the app or signing up on the web at Drizly.com. The app is well-designed and is easy to use. You will need to add your name, address, birth date, and email to create the account. Next, enter your address and see if Drizly is available in your area. The drivers use an app that tracks everything from delivery status to the physical inventory and they are also required to check ID at delivery. The drivers are trained to help find fake IDs to eliminate underage drinking. The driver is an employee of the store that you ordered from and is ultimately responsible for following all the rules as if you were walking into the store and paying for it at the register. You are now ready to start shopping!
How Does Drizly Work?
Drizly is like Amazon for alcohol and is very simple to use. Once you have opened the app, you can pick your category and take a look to see what is available. You can also look for a specific item by using the search feature. When you click the item you are looking for it will tell you the cost, the delivery minimum, and how long it will take to get to you. You can also filter your options by the store you want to shop, the price point, size, and even the brand ownership (Woman-owned, Black-owned, etc). Once you have found what you need go to the checkout page and finalize the order by adding your payment method. When you get to this screen you can add comments for the driver and a tip if your local laws allow.
The local stores using Drizly customize the menu to their inventory. If they show it on the page you can get it. Drizly also has an Extras section for soda, party supplies, snacks, mixers, and juices adding to the convenience of the service. Another nice feature is the ability to send gifts using Drizly. You can send a gift to someone in any area that Drizly services using the same app. Want to send some wine but you don’t know what to send? Drizly has well-written guides to assist you in finding that perfect bottle.
Drizly is a great service. The pricing is fair, the delivery times are realistic, and the fees are minimal. This service is not only great for when you are at home, but it is also portable. When you are on vacation or out of town you should always try to support local bars, breweries, and liquor stores but if you cannot the Drizly service is a fantastic alternative.