Amazon’s surprising new delivery partners: Rural mom-and-pop shops

Since at least last summer, Amazon has quietly been recruiting mom-and-pop shops in rural America to join an experimental delivery program. The company is paying participating small businesses a per-package fee to deliver Amazon orders within a 10-mile radius to their neighbors’ homes in states like Nebraska, Mississippi, and Alabama. The local businesses Amazon is …

The Delivery Giants Are Throwing a Pivot Party

How to make money in delivery In the days leading up to Shoptalk, the annual e-commerce convention held this week in Las Vegas, nearly every on-demand delivery company wanted to make a splash. DoorDash Inc. announced it was bringing a wide selection of household items and grocery products from national warehouse chain BJ’s Wholesale Club onto its online …

BJ’s Partners With DoorDash on On-Demand Delivery

BJ’s Wholesale has teamed up with DoorDash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from the warehouse club’s 226 locations in 17 states. Through this partnership, Westborough, Mass.-based BJ’s becomes the first wholesale club available on DoorDash, according to a release. It allows customers to order groceries and home essentials on-demand. BJ’s members can also link their loyalty card …

bp, Uber Eats partner on ambitious convenience delivery deal

Convenience giant bp is teaming with Uber Technologies on a new global strategic convenience delivery partnership, extending their existing local arrangements to reach more consumers across the world, the companies announced Tuesday. Together, bp and Uber Eats will offer an extensive range of quality convenience products, including fresh and prepared foods, from select retail locations …

Gopuff’s Vertical Integration Throws The DoorDash Model Out The Window

Summary While DoorDash has captured 60 percent market share of the convenience delivery industry, higher profits seem to remain out of reach. Whereas DoorDash and others rely on third-party vendors, competitor Gopuff does not — their model is more like Amazon than Uber. Its US sales grew 53% year-over-year in 2021, and they’re valued at …

Market values of delivery apps like Gopuff, Gorillas plunge as losses pile up

In January, Gopuff hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to work to prepare for a US IPO, Reuters reported. But the company’s bid to go public is now dead in the water, sources said.  “They can’t go public,” a source with direct knowledge said. “The IPO market has essentially died.”  Gopuff also issued a convertible note …

Russia-backed grocery app Fridge No More abruptly stops deliveries

Another 15-minute grocery delivery app bites the dust. Fridge No More, which was supported partially by Russian investors and offered rapid deliveries in New York City and Boston, abruptly sent its 600 employees home Wednesday evening and stopped accepting orders. The shutdown was due to a lack of funding and potentially related to US sanctions …

Grocery Startup Fridge No More Shutters in Failed DoorDash Deal

(Bloomberg) — Rapid grocery delivery startup Fridge No More permanently shut down its operations on Thursday after talks with DoorDash Inc. to buy some of its business fell through.   New York-based Fridge No More had been in discussions with DoorDash on a deal to offload its warehouses after the startup failed to secure funding …

Grubhub Is Launching a Rapid Delivery Service in Partnership With Startup Buyk

Grubhub is launching a new rapid delivery service, joining rival DoorDash Inc. in the competitive race to get products to people’s doors in record time. The Just Eat Takeaway.com NV subsidiary is teaming up with quick commerce startup Buyk to offer grocery and convenience items as well as Buyk’s private label products from Grubhub’s marketplace with delivery promised in …

Grubhub links with Buyk on convenience delivery

Dive Brief: Grubhub is partnering with ultrafast delivery startup Buyk to offer consumers in New York City and Chicago access to a range of grocery and convenience items stocked by Buyk in 15 minutes or less, the companies announced in a joint press release on Wednesday. Buyk will manage order fulfillment and delivery under the partnership, which …