OK, so first it was condoms. Then it was same-day cat delivery service. And now, on-demand car service Uber is offering Christmas tree deliveries.
Your future Amazon packages could be delivered by a flying robot.
GoodEggs powers an online marketplace where people can buy high-quality, sustainable food from local food growers and producers, and have it delivered to their door.
New York City-based WunWun is doubling down on its ability to get just about anything delivered to you in Manhattan.
Yelp is rolling out a new delivery feature so consumers can not only browse for food, but order it as well.
Wal-Mart experiments with a new crowdsourced delivery system where Walmart in-store customers deliver to online shoppers.
Food startup Hello Fresh raises $10 million to take all the effort out of home cooking (although there is still some chopping and heating involved.)
Message Bus has raised $11 million in its second round of funding
GENWI hooks extra $2M to distribute content to mobile devices.
Shiply calls itself an eBay for haulage companies. Essentially, it’s a marketplace where users list items they want to move and haulage companies with spare capacity offer quotes. Shiply just launched in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and France. The company already had a presence in Germany as well as in its home base of the UK. In contrast to another UK delivery company we covered lately, Shutl, Shiply specializes in longer journeys within and between European countries. So if you have, for example, a piano you want to move from Manchester to Amsterdam it’s a good bet. 15% of shipments on Shiply already cross national borders.
Waiting on deliveries has always been one of the downsides of online shopping. UK retail giant Argos has just added a novel delivery option in the London area via a startup called Shutl. Shutl dynamically matches local, business-to-business courier companies with retailers in order to offer faster and more flexible deliveries.