delivery services

Uber-for-parcels startup Relay raises $10M seed round to scale in the UK

Incumbents in the parcel deliveries space usually have fixed daily routes from suburban depots. But since most parcels are fairly lightweight, this is a bit of a hammer to crack a nut. So it makes sen

Instacart now lets you order same-day delivery for large items, including furniture and electronics

Instacart announced today that it’s launching “Big & Bulky,” a new fulfillment capacity that lets customers order same-day and scheduled delivery for large items. At launch, the

Walmart folds its InHome grocery delivery service into Walmart+ as an optional add-on

Walmart announced today that its InHome grocery delivery service is now available as an optional add-on within its Walmart+ membership, the retailer’s low-cost alternative to Amazon Prime that offer

Amazon takes a Prime step back into restaurant delivery in the US with big Grubhub investment and partnership

Amazon tried but then ultimately stepped away from building its own cost-intensive Grubhub and DoorDash competitor in the U.S. back in 2019. Now three years on, it’s taking a different approach

Instacart updates its customer ratings system, rolls out new features for shoppers

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for shoppers on its platform. The company will now remove a ra

DoorDash extends gas rewards program for delivery people on its platform through August

DoorDash announced today that it’s expanding its gas rewards program for delivery people on its platform. The program enables delivery people using their DasherDirect card to receive 10% cash ba

Another huge funding round gives Veho room to deliver

This latest round gives the company $300 million in total funding raised in the past two years and a $1.5 billion valuation.

Why Delivery Hero is acquiring a majority stake in Spanish delivery company Glovo

How should we think about the importance of geographic spread — sprawl? — when it comes to on-demand companies?

CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

CookUnity combines the ready-to-eat meal category with a chef-focused business model that provides restaurant-quality meals at home.

Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 6 more US cities

Amazon announced this morning it’s expanding its faster, same-day delivery service to half a dozen more U.S. cities. The service, which the retailer has been working to make same-day delivery ev

Spying a pivot to ghost kitchens, SoftBank’s second Vision Fund pours $120 million into Ordermark

“We’re building a decentralized ghost kitchen,” is a sentence that could launch a thousand investor calls, and Alex Canter, the chief executive officer behind Ordermark, knows it. Th

DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution

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DoorDash now delivers from over 1,800 convenience stores nationwide

DoorDash announced today it’s expanding beyond food to also deliver from convenience stores, like 7-Eleven, Wawa, Circle K, Casey’s General Store and others. The service is partnering with

PetSmart takes on Amazon with launch of same-day delivery and subscriptions

With more online shoppers turning to sites like Amazon, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have had to step up their competition on the e-commerce front – including by offering faster delive