Twenty-one Kroger Marketplace stores in the greater Cincinnati, northern Kentucky and Dayton, Ohio area have partnered with technology company Frayt to offer same day delivery of large outdoor items like dining room sets, grills and mulch.
Dubbed the largest in North America, Frayt’s fleet of connected cargo transporters delivers same day, often within an hour of a request. Customers can request Frayt delivery by visiting frayt.app or downloading the Frayt app and registering. This is similar to an on-demand Uber or DoorDash delivery service.
“We designed Frayt to make professional shipping and on-demand delivery easy for businesses and affordable for customers,” said Lawrence McCord, CEO and co-founder of Cincinnati-based Frayt. Business service model to connect retailers and consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our network of 3,000 professional drivers enables us to deliver quickly and safely despite the increasing demand.”
If the partnership is successful, Frayt could expand to Kroger Marketplace stores in other markets. The company offers its customers contactless delivery by employees wearing gloves and masks.
“Frayt is the right partnership to connect our customers with the items they need,” said Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Cincinnati-Dayton division. “Your innovative response to large item shipments is a great way for our customers to rethink their outdoors while we all spend more time in our homes.”
Delivery via Frayt is for Kroger Marketplace customers in Newport, Florence, Hebron, Walton, Independence and Union, Kentucky, and Oakley, Troy, Kettering, Englewood, Centerville, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Middletown, Harrison, Green Township, Colerain, West , possible Chester, Lebanon, Amelia, and Mt. Orab, Ohio.
Kroger is also based in Cincinnati and employs nearly half a million people serving more than 9 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,769 grocery stores in a variety of conditions Banner names. The company is No. 2 on Progressive Grocer2019 Super 50 list of Top Grocer in the United States.