Boozer Launches Canada-Wide Click-and-Collect Initiative in Response to COVID-19, Supporting Local Alcohol Retailers and Producers

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TORONTO, March 26, 2020 /CNW/ – Boozer Inc. (“Boozer”) is pleased to announce the launch of a Canada-wide click-and-collect initiative in response to the continuing COVID-19 public health challenge. Complementing our existing same-day delivery platform, the click-and-collect feature will allow Canadian alcohol retailers, including independent retailers, craft breweries and distilleries, to stay open for business using the Boozer e-commerce platform for ‘take-out’ and ‘delivery’.

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The click-and-collect service will allow age-permitted users to order their favourite alcoholic beverages and products for on-demand pickup from a licensed retail location near them, all through the existing Boozer platform. Employing an e-commerce solution allows both the customers and retail staff to maintain social distancing to the extent they feel comfortable, or as required by local authorities.

“Retailers now more than ever need to provide a safe environment for consumers to purchase products. Today retailers are effectively needing to turn in-store shoppable retail spaces into click-and-collect and delivery fulfillment centers. We are looking to support this activity by moving forward with this initiative that will keep local retail stores open and to provide much needed assistance to the retail sector,” commented Michael Kniazeff, CEO and Co-Founder of Boozer.

“Click-and-collect is well adopted by consumers in the grocery and restaurant industries, and we’re excited to bring this convenient experience to the retail alcohol space,” commented Ian Delves, President and Co-Founder of Boozer. “On the delivery front, like others Boozer has been seeing massive spikes in demand over the past week. We see the launch of click-and-collect as a way to help alleviate some of the strain the entire delivery community has been dealing with, as we navigate this unprecedented lift in orders,” he added.

We hold the safety of our users and retail partners paramount, and we are determined to continue providing opportunities for consumers of legal-age to order alcohol products from their favourite licensed retail stores and breweries throughout the continuation of the COVID-19 public health challenge. Moreover, we are working expeditiously with a number of additional retailers that are eager to join the platform and share a common goal of continuing services, wherever possible, to customers during this challenging period.