New delivery service will bring food, medicine to Florence resid - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

New delivery service will bring food, medicine to Florence residents

Shasta Partee, owner of My Delivery Doctor (Source: Audrey Biesk) Shasta Partee, owner of My Delivery Doctor (Source: Audrey Biesk)
Participating restaurants My Delivery Doctor delivers for. (Source: Audrey Biesk) Participating restaurants My Delivery Doctor delivers for. (Source: Audrey Biesk)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - One Florence entrepreneur is bringing a business to Florence the city hasn't seen yet.

Shasta Partee created My Delivery Doctor, which is a technology delivery service for people to quickly receive food, dry cleaning, prescriptions and much more.

There are more than 20 partnering restaurants currently associated with My Delivery Doctor. Partee said she wanted to help people who are elderly, disabled or simply don’t have the time to pick something up. 

However, the passion for her business really stems from personal experience. 

“I said I’m going to start off by myself, with just me driving and me trying to dispatch," Partee said. "Within probably a week’s time, I said 'OK, I’m going to need some help here.'" 

The endeavor began four months ago and Partee said her business is booming so much she had to hire more drivers. Now, she is getting almost 350 calls per month.

My Delivery Doctor is solely a technology service that pairs drivers with customers who need deliveries. All someone has to do is go on the website and place an order, and the driver then receives the order on the app and it can be tracked the whole way.

“Grocery store shopping is on high, high demand. So we are already preparing for that and we will continue to prepare for that, and we have also teamed up with Darlington Raceway, so that race is coming up and we are going to need more drivers for just that race alone," Partee said.

The grocery store shopping has such high demand that Partee's business is getting calls from all over.

"We are getting people who have elderly parents calling us and asking us when is this starting," she said. "We’re literally getting whole facilities asking us and maybe partnering with us and their facility and use it as a selling service like assisted living or even apartment living."

The reason for starting the business began two years ago, when Partee's daughter was diagnosed with generalized dystonia, a neurological movement disorder.

She said she knew she had to care for her daughter and had to get her family back on track financially.

"For a year I was going back and forth from hospitals, a year of trying to get her better," Partee said. "And how the condition works, she would be up for hours. So for me almost losing everything, almost being evicted and losing everything to now I wake up in the morning and say, 'Wait a minute, I’m in business.'" 

This is a business where Partee can now use her heart to help others. She said it is truly a dream come true.

My Delivery Doctor services Florence, Darlington, Effingham and Timmonsville. Partee plans to add Hartsville, Lake City and central Myrtle Beach next on the list. Drivers receives 5 percent of the bill, plus tips and more for catering. 

My Delivery Doctor is always hiring drivers. Those who are interested can click here. The hours for delivery are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Temperatures trend is going up heading into the weekend

    FIRST ALERT: Temperatures trend is going up heading into the weekend

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:51 AM EST2018-01-19 11:51:21 GMT
    Milder Temperature Trend through weekendMilder Temperature Trend through weekend

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>

    The storm system responsible for yesterday's rain and last night's snow is pulling away from the region leaving very cold and windy weather in place for today before milder weather returns for the weekend.

    More >>
  • HCFR holds marrow registry drive to help member's son

    HCFR holds marrow registry drive to help member's son

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:32 AM EST2018-01-19 11:32:01 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Horry County Fire Rescue held a marrow registry drive Thursday afternoon to help a member’s son. The event was held in connection with Be The Match, an organization that helps grow the marrow registry to save lives of people diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Volunteers came out to the M. L. Brown Public Safety Building in Conway Thursday to have their cheeks swabbed and be entered in the bone marrow registry. Be The Match says 1...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Horry County Fire Rescue held a marrow registry drive Thursday afternoon to help a member’s son. The event was held in connection with Be The Match, an organization that helps grow the marrow registry to save lives of people diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Volunteers came out to the M. L. Brown Public Safety Building in Conway Thursday to have their cheeks swabbed and be entered in the bone marrow registry. Be The Match says 1...More >>
  • Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Pee Dee school takes extra steps to prevent flu

    Thursday, January 18 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-01-19 03:45:21 GMT

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>

    School is back in session and around this time of year so is the flu virus. One local school is taking extra steps to prevent the very contagious flu virus in the most vulnerable place for children. LeAnn Harter, a school nurse at Greenwood Elementary, children are already out of school because of the illness.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly