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Same-Day Alcohol Delivery Apps Navigate Local Laws

Ordering dinner from your iPhone tonight? Might as well add drinks to your shopping cart. New smartphone apps such as Thirstie, based in New York, and Drizly, based in Boston, have navigated local liquor laws to provide same-day alcohol delivery service. The delivery apps form partnerships with local liquor stores, allowing customers to shop and pay online. The delivery driver checks for identification, and the start-ups are able to comply with state liquor laws by operating as third-party marketing businesses.

Read more from “Same-Day Delivery Resurges, Adding Alcohol” (The New York Times).

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