Online vegan food marketplace Vejii , which owns and operates, has introduced its same-day delivery service across the Lower Mainland in British Columbia, Canada.

Customers residing in the region can make use of the delivery service on all Vejii Express items.

Vejii is offering the service across Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Delta, North Vancouver, Richmond Vancouver and West Vancouver.

There are an estimated 2.3 million vegetarians and 850,000 vegans in Canada, with the majority living in British Columbia.

Vejii CEO Kory Zelickson said: “The customer shopping experience remains our number one priority. Same-day delivery is a critical part of our path forward and of our mission as a company.

“Our commitment has always been to make plant-based products more accessible by providing a platform that offers direct access to sustainable, ethical, great-tasting products that the consumer can trust, all in one place.

“A key part of making this a reality is to ensure that we can get these products to the consumer, quickly and seamlessly.”

Vejii offers products such as groceries, supplements, household supplies and wine from a wide range of brands from across the world.

The company aims to expand its product categories by adding clothing, furniture and other sustainable products.

More than 70 independent vendors sell their products directly on Vejii’s platform.

Mr Zelickson said: “Same-day delivery has the added benefit of requiring less packaging than goods shipped by mail, particularly those that must be kept cold or frozen.

“By making it easy for consumers to shop for high-quality, plant-based alternatives, we hope to inspire those who may be interested in incorporating just a little more sustainability into their lifestyles in an easy way”.

Last month, the company signed an agreement with publicly traded grocery distributor United Natural Foods (UNFI) to enhance its overall margin based on a tiered discount structure.