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goPuff Launches Service In Columbia

Nov 05, 2018 10:50AM ● By Kathleen Maris

goPuff, a Philadelphia-based digital convenience retailer, has expanded into Columbia and has begun offering its on-demand deliveries in the area from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 a.m., seven days a week.

goPuff stocks more than 2,000 products in centrally located warehouses in each city in which it operates to bring products directly to the customer. From munchies, ice cream, and beverages to household, consumer, and pet goods, the delivery concept answers the call for consumers in need day or night with solutions spanning eight categories.

“goPuff’s mission is to create more time in the day for our customer and consistently redefine the very meaning of convenience by providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value,” said Rafael Ilishayev, goPuff co-founder. “We’re thrilled to bring that experience to Columbia and deliver the moments that matter most to this vibrant community.”

Co-founded in 2013 by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, two Drexel University undergraduates, goPuff began by delivering 50 basic products before pivoting the company to a full convenience store and alcohol delivery service in 2014. Today, the brand operates in more than 40 major U.S.

All orders are accessible through the goPuff mobile app (iOS and Android) or goPuff.com. Any order can be delivered for a flat $1.95 delivery fee.

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