GNC, Pagliacci Pizza and Associated Couriers will bring Zipline’s Instant Delivery to U.S. Households
South San Francisco, California (May 10, 2023) – Zipline continues to gain momentum as new customers across the healthcare, restaurant, and retail verticals are choosing the company's instant delivery service to support their U.S. customers.
Leading global health and wellness brand, GNC, will soon begin offering its customers instant delivery in Salt Lake City, with expansion across other U.S. markets anticipated. Seattleites will be happy to hear that their favorite pizzas from Pagliacci Pizza will soon be delivered in the greater Seattle metro using Zipline's instant home delivery service. And patients at long-term care facilities across Long Island, New York will be able to get fast, reliable delivery of specialty prescriptions and medications when Associated Couriers launches Zipline's instant delivery service. All three companies will be using Zipline's recently announced home delivery platform.
With these partnerships, Zipline is expanding its U.S. footprint and the operations of its new home delivery service, which is ultra precise, nearly inaudible, and up to 7 times as fast as traditional automobile delivery.
“Zipline’s instant delivery solution is faster, more convenient and better for the environment than traditional automotive delivery. We provide the best delivery experience on earth for consumers and businesses of any size, industry and location,” said Irene Scher, Senior Vice President of U.S. Go-To-Market at Zipline. “We’re excited to go above and beyond for GNC, Pagliacci Pizza and Associated Couriers’ customers.”
Zipline’s Platform 2 Zips (drones) fly more than 300 feet above the ground and are nearly silent, designed to sound like rustling leaves in the wind. When the Zip arrives at its destination, it hovers safely and quietly at that altitude, while its fully autonomous delivery droid maneuvers down a tether, steers to the correct location, and gently drops off its package to areas as small as a patio table or the front steps of a home. Zipline’s Platform 2 technology enables customers to use the service as both a hub and spoke model that can deliver in a 10 mile service radius, or as a network in which Zips can travel up to 24 miles each way from dock to dock, and expand a business’ reach.
GNC is partnering with Zipline to deliver innovative, science-backed wellness products directly to people’s homes in service of consumers' desire to Live Well. GNC’s Utah stores will be the first to offer Zipline delivery later this year using Zipline’s Platform 1 long-range delivery system which has completed more than 600,000 customer deliveries on three continents. GNC plans to deploy Platform 2 in additional parts of the country next year.
“We are focused on building, testing, and fortifying innovation solutions that enable our business to support our consumers on their path to achieve their goals,” said Alan Chester, Chief Supply Chain Officer, GNC. “This partnership with Zipline will enable GNC to quickly and efficiently deliver our incredible products to consumers to help them stick to wellness routines and Live Well.”
Seattle-based Pagliacci Pizza will begin using Zipline’s home delivery service to send pizzas, salads, drinks and more to customers, particularly during the busiest lunch and dinner rushes. To enable the partnership, Pagliacci and Zipline worked together on a new custom-designed pizza box which lets each droid fit two 13" Pagliacci pizzas as well as side dishes, and deliver them to customers throughout the greater Seattle area.
“Over a decade ago, we committed to sustainability by taking bold steps to reduce our carbon footprint, including purchasing green power, buying locally, and developing robust composting programs,” said Matt Galvin, co-owner of Pagliacci. “As we work toward carbon neutrality, Zipline's drones will enable us to scale our deliveries sustainably with up to 97% fewer emissions than cars.”
In alignment with its mission to set the standard for healthcare logistics, global life science logistics provider Associated Couriers will deliver specialty prescriptions and medications directly to long-term healthcare facilities on Long Island. The company plans to expand the service rapidly throughout its U.S. domestic footprint and eventually expand internationally.
“The partnership with Zipline places us one step closer to our ultimate vision: making life science logistics invisible,” said Matt Silverberg, CEO of Associated Couriers. “For 45 years, we have been the go-to partner for healthcare providers delivering life-saving, critical products, and this partnership helps us to elevate our systems to match the future of personalized care. Working with Zipline makes sense because, at the end of the day, it is about the number of lives saved and the number of patient outcomes we can help to improve.”
Recent third-party studies have shown that Zipline’s system helps save lives, increase care, and improves patient outcomes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found an 88% reduction of in-hospital maternal deaths from to postpartum hemorrhage as a result of Zipline’s logistics and delivery system, meaning that more mothers are alive today because they were at a medical facility that relied on Zipline.
In March, Zipline announced its Platform 2 technology would be used by sweetgreen, Michigan Medicine, MultiCare Health Systems, Intermountain Health and the Government of Rwanda. With this announcement, Zipline is adding three more customers to its growing P2 ecosystem. By 2025, the company expects to operate more flights annually than most major U.S. airlines.