BATON ROUGE - New Capital Region service delivers anything from a cup of coffee to a full cart of groceries. Anita Tyner dreamed up DeliverBR while under the pressures of being a new mom.
"I recognized the need for a delivery service on those days I didn't want to get out or I couldn't get out," she says.
After joining a moms group, Anita says she realized she wasn't alone. "Many of us could use some help, but we're terrible at asking for it," she says.
DeliverBR is a personalized delivery service, she says. Customers can order essentially anything they want and DeliverBR drivers will pick it up and deliver it to a specified drop off location. The only limitations are alcohol and tobacco products, lottery tickets and items weighing more than 50 pounds.
Anita says she's received a wide range of orders, but her most common requests are groceries and essentials so busy parents don't have to worry about stopping at the store on the way home from work.
DeliverBR offers deliveries in other forms, too, Anita says. Drivers will make trips for last-minute groceries needed at dinner time, over-the-counter medicines, school supplies and more.
DeliverBR can also "cater," Anita says. Drivers can pick up food and drinks for office meetings, cakes and appetizers for birthday parties or other celebrations, and even to-go orders at restaurants for family dinners.
One of the more anticipated services DeliverBR offers is fast-food delivery, Anita says. DeliverBR drivers will pick up items from restaurants that don't already offer a delivery service, like Taco Bell, Sonic or Starbuck's.
Anita says the best thing a customer can do when ordering is to be specific, which makes it easier on the delivery drivers and reduces the chance of a mix up.
Instead of just saying "milk," customers should specify that they need a gallon of 2 percent Kleinpeter milk, DeliverBR's website suggests.
Anita says the main goal is to make daily life a little easier for busy families, students and businesses.
"Our goal is to help the Baton Rouge community spend their time on what they enjoy and what's important to them," she says.
Customers can schedule deliveries at any time and place during delivery hours, but Anita says to be weary of peak traffic times.
Delivery charges are based on the distance from the pickup location to the delivery site. The total cost is the sum of the cost of items delivered, mileage cost and 15 percent of the subtotal of items delivered. DeliverBR will deliver to Ascension and Livingston parishes for an additional $7 charge.
Daily delivery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and express deliveries are available for a $10 charge. Payment is due upon delivery, and customers can pay with cash or credit cards.
DeliverBR is currently in a soft opening phase, with a target grand opening date of Dec. 1. You can visit their website at www.deliverbr.com or reach them by phone at (225)315-1830.