Ultrafast grocery service Buyk doubles presence in New York to 20 dark stores


Buyk, a real-time retail service that promises grocery delivery within 15 minutes, announces its expansion into Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, following a successful launch in Manhattan in September. The move brings the Company’s total number of dark stores to 20, making Buyk one of the largest and fastest-growing ultrafast grocery delivery services operating in New York City. 

Buyk uses its proprietary technological stack, combined with a network of strategically located dark stores, to deliver groceries and other essentials to customers’ doorsteps within 15 minutes. The service provides an assortment of supermarket quality, with fresh and tasty products from both leading international brands and New Yorkers’ local favorites available through the Buyk app.

Such a rapid expansion is testament to a highly efficient post-launch period of operations. Manhattan residents have rushed to embrace the service, with trends emerging that indicate high order frequency and customer retention (some cohorts ordering 3+ times per month, others ordering twice daily).
Buyk has previously disclosed ambitious scaling plans for 2021 and beyond, first targeting all five boroughs of New York City, and then other major metropolitan areas across the US. This expansion represents a major first step to realizing these exciting plans. 

Slava Bocharov, co-founder at Buyk, said: “We all know how New Yorkers value their time – it is the single most precious commodity in this fast-paced metropolis. So, it is essential that we expand our service to people across the city as quickly as possible, letting all New Yorkers experience the convenience of our 15-minute delivery.

In just two months, Buyk has seen growth that has taken other players in the sector around a year to achieve. However, this is just the beginning of our journey towards making Buyk the go-to name in grocery. We see huge potential for future growth in the ultrafast sector, as online channels continue to represent just a small share of the total grocery market, and Buyk intends to lead the way in this transition from offline to online. 

“I’m very proud of our record-breaking achievements to date and expect more to follow soon, as we continue to entice consumers to this new, revolutionary style of shopping.”