Portlanders now have a new option to get convenience store items delivered to their door.
Philadelphia-based startup goPuff today launched in Portland, its 11th city, offering 30-minute delivery of more than 3,000 products — everything from snacks to frozen foods to basic household items to electronics to smoking accessories.
Customers can order via goPuff’s app or website from 12 p.m. to 5 a.m. The company says it uses “normal convenience store prices” and charges a $1.95 delivery fee that is waived for orders over $49. You can pay via card or cash.
goPuff differs from most delivery companies because it owns its own warehouses that are stocked with inventory, allowing the startup to fulfill deliveries in 30 minutes or less.
“Other services charge a $5-to-10 delivery fee and pose delivery times of an hour or more,” founders Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola said in a statement to GeekWire in June. “We can boast such a unique business model by employing smaller, strategically-placed warehouses in the centers of metropolitan areas. The goPuff service is all about convenience and, in our opinion, waiting an hour for your goods for a steep delivery fee is simply not convenient.”
In Portland, the company is including “numerous healthy and organic offerings,” according to a spokesperson.
Here’s the goPuff delivery area in Portland:
goPuff is also live in Seattle, and recently added alcohol delivery, which is not yet available in Portland.