Bevy has launched a mobile phone app which delivers alcohol and every day essentials to homes across the capital within 30 minutes of being ordered.
Bevy is another of those businesses, which you look at and think, why hasn’t someone thought of this already?
Well, people have. Alcohol distribution is not a new concept; it’s one of the oldest and most antiquated sectors in retail.
With this in mind however, the trio behind the company knew the sector was out-dated and with little innovation in the marketplace, knew there was demand for a service like Bevy.
Co-founder Marco Saio told BQ: “Bevy was created in anticipation of the explosion of on-demand and mCommerce, as well as a complete lack of any technology solution to immediately deliver of so-called ‘convenience’ goods.
“We felt that the alcohol delivery space was particularly out-dated and ripe for disruption. So Bevy was born!”
He added: “Bevy partners directly with 24-hour retailers and focuses on the most popular convenience goods when they are most needed, right up until 5am.
“This direct supply model means that we are able to offer retail prices and also deliver in just 30 minutes at the tap of an app.
“Our technology and immediate delivery solution makes Bevy the most rapid, affordable and fully legal way to procure alcohol and other after hours essentials.
“We’re putting your local convenience store in the palm of your hand and transforming the traditional, tedious shopping trip into a 10 second checkout.”
Saio co-founded the company last year alongside Kevin Kovar, Guy Kemball-Williams and the app was officially brought to life earlier this year.
Having entirely self-funded the venture, the trio are now exploring new avenues of raising capital to help grow the business, including crowdfunding.
Saio said: “Bevy was initially self-funded and developed externally until we were lucky enough to find our current CTO.
“We have raised external funding and will close our first seed round in July to help fuel our growth and expansion.
“Bevy is an inherently social product that lends itself well to crowdfunding so we’re also looking at launching a campaign later in the year.”
After its first few months in business, it has already been a resounding success and the entrepreneurial trio are eyeing further growth.
“We’ve only been live for a few months but have massive national and international ambitions,” added Saio.
“Right now however, we’re laser-focused on nailing our service in London and building the most convenient app in the on-demand game!”