Wonder Invests Further in Delivery, Acquires Relay

After a year-long partnership, Wonder has acquired Relay, a New York City-based delivery service.  The move is part of the food hall concept’s strategy to streamline delivery operations.  Relay maintains its own fleet of contracted couriers, mainly on bikes, completing restaurant deliveries for an hourly rate. Relay maintains its own fleet of contracted couriers, mainly on bikes. …

I quit delivering for apps like DoorDash to build my own 200-driver business. It’s rewarding but tough.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Moumita Urias-Roy, a former delivery worker in Austin. In 2019, Urias-Roy and her husband started URATX, a delivery service based in Austin that uses independent contractors for large food deliveries, such as catering orders. Business Insider has verified Urias-Roy’s identity. The story has been edited for length …

30-Year-Old Delivery Driver Quits Uber Eats To Start His Own $5 Flat-Fee Delivery Business — ‘Demand Was Dead’

Most people would cringe at the idea of taking on an industry-leading company like Uber Eats. But 30-year-old delivery driver Tony Illes is not your average person.​​ For four years, Illes was a full-time delivery driver for several apps, including Uber Eats. Over that time, he earned a solid living in the growing gig economy, …

dlivrd and Incentivio Enter Strategic Partnership to Streamline Catering Delivery Experience

Last-mile Catering Delivery Leader Partners with Restaurant Guest Engagement Leader to Offer Simplified Ordering and Catering Delivery Processes dlivrd, a leading last-mile delivery provider, and Incentivio, the digital guest engagement platform that enables restaurants to leverage their own guest data and increase the lifetime value of their guests, today announced a strategic partnership to offer businesses …

This startup wants to help mom-and-pop restaurants drop Grubhub

A startup called Owner wants to help mom-and-pop restaurants thrive online. Digital ordering and online marketing have become more essential to a restaurant’s survival than ever. While that shift online can be a relatively easy one for chain establishments, Owner cofounder and CEO Adam Guild says independent restaurants can easily end up spending a lot of time …

Zuppler Acquires DataDreamers

Shiva Shrinivasan: “I am super excited with this acquisition. I believe DataDreamers has the most powerful dispatching platform specifically built for local restaurant delivery services. You couple that with our website/app ordering and loyalty solution, the RDSs will finally get the tools they need to build back their business. We welcome the DataDreamers team to …

Omnicart Secures Funding to Revolutionize Last-Mile Delivery with Its SaaS Platform

Last-mile delivery startup Omnicart has raised a $1.5 million funding round led by Foodhub, a UK-based company that provides online food ordering and management software to restaurants. Omnicart is a SaaS platform and a delivery operating system for any business owner who have access to fleets of drivers. In the same way that Shopify made it easier for …

Captain AI Secures $2.1 Million Seed Round, Amid Accelerated Growth in North America

Captain AI, a delivery logistics startup, has secured $2.1 million in seed funding, to further streamline in-house delivery operations for restaurants through AI-driven software solutions. The funding, led by firm GreenSky Ventures, will advance the company’s product offerings, establish a dedicated growth team and assist in meeting increasing market demand in the U.S. and Canada. …

Five Things We Learned Delivering Over Half a Million Orders for NoCo Restaurants

In May 2019, Nosh began as a humble restaurant co-op with just three people. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, while many businesses shuttered, Nosh experienced explosive growth. Within six weeks, we hired over 60 laid-off restaurant workers as Nosh drivers and onboarded 80 NoCo restaurants to the Nosh platform. We grew so rapidly …

dlivrd and Zuppler Forge Strategic Partnership to Transform Restaurant Catering Services

dlivrd and Zuppler proudly announce their strategic partnership, seamlessly integrating their two respective platforms. This alliance will transform the way restaurants manage catering orders by merging Zuppler’s innovative restaurant online ordering system with dlivrd’s expansive network of qualified catering driver partners and delivery management technology. Chris Heffernan, Founder & CEO of dlivrd, expressed his enthusiasm …