Updated: May 4
Personally owned warehouses:
Instead of picking up items from retail stores, goPuff drivers pick up items from one of the GoPuff facilities that they use to house available inventory. The company has a distribution center in each city it operates in, making orders go directly from the warehouse to the customer, cutting down on delivery time.
Since the company owns its distribution centers, they buy product in bulk at wholesale price from suppliers. Doing this allows them to keep prices low and eliminate the need to rely on delivery fees for profit. They have also developed a predictive algorithm that allows each location to stay on top of stock levels. Reducing the chance of having out of stocks and having to substitute products.