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Yesterday, we caught wind of WunWun's expansion into SF. And when we heard from the app's co-founder and CEO Lee Hnetinka that it's not just a dream but already a reality, we knew the city's same day delivery landscape would be in for a major shakeup. Because WunWun said it best when it tweeted to us:
@RackedSF Same-day? Believe you mean under 1 hour delivery. It is 2014, after all. (just googled & it definitely is)— Wunwun (@getwunwun) September 30, 2014
The app launched yesterday in two zones in the city: the Mission and SoMa. Lee tells us that we can expect full coverage of the city and its ten zones over the course of the next five days. It's a good thing, too, because you'd hate to be left out of the fun of having groceries from Whole Foods or burgers from In-N-Out or this dress from Mira Mira delivered directly to your door in under an hour at no extra cost. (Yes, exceptions apply.) And that's just scratching the surface; whether the product you want is from WunWun's partnering businesses or not, the app promises to deliver.
The decision to come to SF was fairly simple, according to Lee. First and foremost was the talent in the city for building out the app's West Coast headquarters. The second reason was that there were no incumbents on the service. Third, and most important, was the high concentration of millennials, the app's best adapters based on data.
All this decision making aside, this is an app that Lee decided to start after he was craving candy from Dylan's Candy Bar while sitting on his couch in NYC. So expect a few surprises from the app in the coming months (like the ice luges it delivered to the Hamptons over the summer). Lee's playing coy with details, but keep tabs on the Facebook page here for first word on future specials.
· WunWun [Official Site]
· Is WunWun Bringing Free Same Day Delivery to SF? [Racked SF]