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Actress LaLa Anthony has a Sweet tooth on Set

With online ordering becoming convenient, it is hard to find services that do not overcharge for delivery and service fees. Most platforms do not allow for just one or two items to be purchased and small minimum orders. GoPuff, a website and app platform that launched in 2013 after being founded by two twenty-year-old college students during their “Introduction to Business Class.” With humble beginnings, the platform is now nationwide and providing consumers with products like chips, soda pop and even makeup remover wipes. 

Gaining celebrity attention, Starlett, LaLa Anthony was seen on the set in Chicago ordering goPuff for ice cream and vegan peanut butter cups. 

Professional sports stars like basketball players, Danny Green and James Harden have also used the service on-the-go between games for their cravings.

Even 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. 

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.

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.

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.

The young founders have been featured in Forbes in 2017, “30 Under 30” 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 1 in Philadelphia.

Half a decade later, the duo has goPuff in ninety markets and nearly one thousand employees. goPuff is unlike any other on-demand delivery service, there are no surge fees and a flat service fee of a humble $1.95. Average delivery takes around thirty minutes to receive to anyones’ doorstep. 

Without a doubt, the need for convenience with hectic schedules is always a must. Even if you just need to order a pint of ice cream at 2am. 

To use goPuff in your city go to gopuff.com or download the app from the app store.

By TIS Staffer
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