Smart & Final Launches New Delivery Platform
Smart & Final Stores Inc. has launched a new delivery platform powered by grocery-delivery service Instacart as part of a renewed collaboration between the two companies.
The platform, at shop.smartandfinal.com, is part of the Commerce, Calif.-based retailer’s expanded partnership contract with the San Francisco-based service and technology provider. The two first joined forces in March 2015 to bring same-day grocery delivery to customers. Based on strong, consistent results – including 15 times sales growth since that initial collaboration – Smart & Final is doubling down on the partnership, giving customers the option to pair the club store's everyday low prices and farmer's-market freshness as experienced in-store with the added convenience of delivery straight to customers' doorsteps.
Smart & Final customers across Arizona, California and Nevada can now fill their virtual carts with products from fresh produce and quality meats to club-size essentials, and have them delivered the same day, often in as little as an hour. Customers who place orders on the Smart & Final Powered by Instacart site will enjoy the same everyday low prices they get shopping in person.
“Over half of our 253 Smart & Final stores offer delivery, both for household and business customers, and we continue to expand that reach as far as our partners at Instacart can offer it,” said Eleanor Hong, Smart & Final's chief marketing and strategy officer. "We're enthusiastic about delivery, and through our new ecommerce site powered by Instacart, we can give our online customers a platform to search, explore and order delivery directly from Smart & Final."
Smart & Final Stores operates 314 grocery and foodservice stores under the Smart & Final, Smart & Final Extra, and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice banners.