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The company declined to disclose the number of employees, drivers or the specific number of customers they could reach before the expansion. It did disclose that 3 million people now reside within its Philly-area delivery zone, doubling its prior reach. (Again, this is the total number of people it can reach, not how many it actually reaches.) Through a mobile app, users can order munchies, home goods and even sex toys from a catalog of 3,000 products.
“We are really excited to increase our influence in the Philadelphia region,” Ilishayev said. “We are and always will be a Philadelphia company and ultimately our goal is to expand our roots.”
One sad note, though: Northeast Philadelphia does not have beer/wine delivery yet. That will be rolled out over the next few months, according to the company.
goPuff, which closed a Series A round at $8.25 million last June, has been using the cash infusion to expand in other markets. The service is currently available in 17 U.S. cities, up from nine in June 2016.