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New Online Alcohol Delivery Service Arrives in DC

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Alcohol Delivery Service

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — People in the District looking to get their drink on without leaving the comfort of their home can now order alcohol to their doorstep with just a few clicks of the mouse.

Ultra, which began operating in the nation’s capital on Thursday, allows people to place alcohol orders online and have them delivered to their doorstep in 30-60 minutes.

The company charges a flat $5 delivery fee but doesn’t require a maximum order total, so a single bottle of champagne costs the same to deliver as several packs of beer.

The delivery service is made possible through a partnership between Ultra and area liquor stores. It’s currently available in most of Northwest Washington, Capitol Hill, and the H Street NE corridor, and expansion into northern Virginia is coming soon, Ultra CEO Aniket Shah told the Washington Business Journal.

“In Virginia, we are actively looking for partner stores that can work with us,” Shah told the Business Journal.

Several liquor stores in D.C. already offer delivery service, but Ultra’s online ordering system — and coming-soon mobile app — make it easier for customers to book their booze on their computer.

Ultra offers the alcohol delivery service from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Sunday.

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