Postmates

  • Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Investors have recently piled millions into same-day delivery startups such as New York’s Zipments and San Francisco’s PostMates, and now Palo Alto firm Deliv has become the latest beneficiary, with plans to use a $6.85 million series A investment to hire new staff and roll out services to hundreds of retailers located in shopping malls across America. Read More

  • Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    New York based Zipments, a same-day delivery marketplace that connects retailers with couriers, has closed a $2.25 million seed round to further build out its product and expand to new cities. It’s facing increasing competition from consumer-focused San Francisco delivery heavyweights such as TaskRabbit and Postmates, the latter of which recently raised $5 million to muscle into New York. Read More

  • On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Is Preparing For Launch In New York City

    On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Is Preparing For Launch In New York City

    Postmates is looking to expand its business and make mobile, on-demand deliveries a widespread thing throughout cities around the country — that we already know. The company has been operating in San Francisco for a while, and launched in Seattle about three months ago. But where will it land next? All signs point to New York City. Read More

  • Postmates Launches Its ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Delivery Service In Seattle

    Postmates Launches Its ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Delivery Service In Seattle

    After operating for about 18 months in San Francisco, urban delivery startup Postmates is finally ready to expand into its second market. The company recently opened up deliveries in Seattle, allowing residents there to get food, groceries, and other products delivered from restaurants and other shops throughout the city in less than an hour. Read More

  • Postmates Is Updating Its App To Go After The Grocery Market With Deeper Supermarket Integration

    Postmates Is Updating Its App To Go After The Grocery Market With Deeper Supermarket Integration

    Postmates has always wanted to be the go-to app for on-demand delivery of local items. It took off thanks to the launch of its Get It Now app, providing hundreds of warm meals a day to hard-working, hungry startup workers throughout San Francisco. But now it’s expanding to also help users feed themselves at home, with an update to its app that provide fast delivery of groceries as well. Read More

  • Shutl Preps US Launch For Same Day Delivery After $2M Round Led By UPS

    Shutl Preps US Launch For Same Day Delivery After $2M Round Led By UPS

    It feels like the zombie-like resurgence of Urban Fetch and Kozmo from the late 90s, but delivering stuff to your house, like right now, is so hot… right now. Thus SF startup PostMates is trying to crack the model locally, while big guys like Amazon Prime and eBay poise to try to hoover it all up nationally. But there’s one player that today reveals its hand and has a platform… Read More

  • eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

    eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now

    eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. An iOS app, eBay Now’s beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores. It’s now signing up users for an “exclusive beta”. It seems that anyone can currently register, and those admitted should get a download link soon. Startups like… Read More

  • A Day In The Life of a Postmates Bike Messenger

    I Was A Postmates Courier For A Day

    I’ve been a big fan of the PostMates Get It Now delivery service ever since it was launched more than a month ago, and use it every couple of weeks to order lunch whenever I’m feeling particularly lazy, when I’m jonesing for some food that’s not within walking distance, or when I have a limited amount of time in between meetings. I’ve got much love for the… Read More

  • Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ iPhone App To Bring On-Demand Couriers To All Of SF

    Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ iPhone App To Bring On-Demand Couriers To All Of SF

    Postmates, the urban logistics startup that launched its flagship business-to-business courier system back in December, just launched the public version of its first consumer-facing app, “Get It Now.” The app, which is currently available on the iPhone and active only in the San Francisco Bay Area, lets users get anything in San Francisco delivered to them in under an hour. Read More

  • A Peek At Postmates — The Uber For The Courier Industry

    Postmates, the so-called Uber for the courier industry, debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this September. The service aims to transform this niche industry by offering an on-demand delivery service that connects local couriers and bike messengers to anyone who needs a package sent (anything from a toaster to a stuffed elephant) within the confines of their city. Postmates is… Read More