DoorDash Has All The Makings Of The “Next Amazon”

Amazon’s future looked bleak after the tech bubble burst earlier that year. The online shopping pioneer was hemorrhaging cash, forcing it to cut 15% of its workforce. Top fund managers cut Amazon from their portfolios. And over the following year, its stock price sank from $105 to $5. In 2000, Amazon was a small online store selling […]

Bringg, Uber team up for same day retail delivery

Delivery and fulfilment cloud platform provider Bringg has partnered globally with Uber to facilitate the retail delivery experience for customers across the world.  This partnership covers retail and B2B sectors and allows Bringg’s customers to have access to drivers through Uber Direct, which enables them to provide same-day and next-day delivery. There is no need to sacrifice key delivery […]

Spain’s Glovo Looks to Speed Up Delivery Commerce

Glovo stands out as a fairly unique approach to third-party delivery that combines a lot of unique operations from dark kitchens and warehouses to tightly packed pickup centers. At first blush, the company that operates in 22 countries looks a lot like a standard third-party delivery startup. It taps into 46,000 couriers to deliver all […]

Walmart acquiring JoyRun to aid final-mile deliveries

LITTLE ROCK — Walmart is acquiring JoyRun, a startup that focuses on a final-mile platform connecting goods from 500 companies with its more than 30,000 runners who work as independent contractors. “This acquisition allows us to further augment our team and ongoing efforts to explore even more ways to deliver for customers in the future. For […]

GoPuff in talks to buy liquor store chain BevMo!

GoPuff, a delivery startup backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, said it’s buying brick-and-mortar liquor retailer BevMo! for about $350 million. GoPuff, a delivery startup backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, said it’s buying brick-and-mortar liquor retailer BevMo! for about $350 million. The all-cash deal give GoPuff an entry to the California market, according to a statement […]

Cedar Rapids Public Library now offering local delivery through CHOMP

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Iowa’s News Now) — CHOMP will now be delivering books from the Cedar Rapids Public Library to your door. CHOMP Delivery will be offering the doorstep delivery of holds to homes in the Cedar Rapids area for a small fee. Once you’re notified your holds are available at the Downtown or Ladd library […]

TASKRABBIT NAMES FORMER UBEREATS EXEC AS CEO

San Francisco-based online staffing firm TaskRabbit Inc. named former UberEats and Airbnb exec Ania Smith as its next CEO, effective Aug. 24. She replaces Stacy Brown-Philpot, who plans to leave the company Aug. 31. TaskRabbit is included in SIA’s The Gig Economy and Human Cloud Landscape: 2019 Update report. Smith most recently was head of courier operations at UberEats, […]

What Happens When Third-Party Apps Become the Competitor?

DoorDash’s recent move should raise a few eyebrows. Although the company partnered with leading convenience retailers in early April, DoorDash deployed its own competing offer in six major cities. Each of the more than 2,000 items available from a brand called “The Convenience Store” are actually delivered from their own “dark stores.” For those unfamiliar, dark stores […]

Instacart is suing Uber’s grocery delivery service Cornershop

(CNN Business)Instacart is now waging a legal battle with Uber’s Cornershop grocery service at a time when both companies are looking to capitalize on growing demand for food deliveries during the pandemic.On Thursday, Instacart filed a lawsuit against Cornershop, a new grocery delivery competitor in the US, over allegedly stealing thousands of its copyrighted and […]

Uber Eats + Postmates = Amazon-sized opportunity

Consolidation in food delivery is the most obvious rationale for the deal. But the chance to compete with e-commerce giants may pay even bigger dividends. Uber Technologies Inc.’s deal to acquire Postmates Inc. isn’t just about the need for consolidation in the food-delivery industry. The company also has its eyes on a bigger prize: nabbing business from Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart […]