Shipt is now offering wine and beer delivery in Lincoln.

Online delivery app Shipt announced Tuesday that it will soon start delivering beer and wine from Target to local customers' doorsteps.

Shipt also delivers for Hy-Vee, CVS and other stores in Lincoln, but alcohol delivery will only be available from Target.

Those wanting alcohol delivery from Shipt must prove they are 21 by showing a valid ID at delivery.

The company originally said alcohol delivery had started in Lincoln, but it later backtracked and said that while delivery is planned, it does not have an exact date yet.

Shipt joins several other companies that have announced plans for alcohol delivery in Lincoln and/or Nebraska.

Hy-Vee, for which Shipt also delivers, said last month that it will start alcohol delivery in Lincoln and Omaha this summer after it opens a new distribution center in Sarpy County. Hy-Vee plans to do the delivery through its own online service.

GoPuff, an online convenience store that set up shop in Lincoln earlier this year, was the first to announce plans for local alcohol delivery, back in March, but it has not yet started. A spokeswoman said she does not know when the service will begin in Lincoln.

Instacart, the nation's largest grocery-delivery service, said in March that it plans to expand alcohol delivery to Nebraska "in the coming months."

Online liquor store Drizly delivers alcohol in Lincoln, but it does not offer same-day delivery, with its website saying deliveries take 2-3 days.

Alcohol delivery has been legal in Nebraska for several years for any business with an off-sale or shipper's license, but it has not been widely used.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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