Delivery startup Veho makes corporate job cuts

The company said the layoffs are part of a "reorganization of our corporate team to improve efficiencies and accelerate our path to profitability."

Walmart is adding Wing drone deliveries to limited Superstores this year

Wing is expanding drone deliveries to a pair of Texas-area Walmart Superstores later this year. The Alphabet-owned drone firm says the two offerings will cover a combined 60,000 homes in the greater D

Evermile raises $6M seed to make local deliveries more economic for small businesses

Local retailers have to manage delivery providers themselves or build in-house. Both are expensive and complex. Delivery providers include DPD, Royal Mail, Hived and Veho. U.K. startup Evermile claims

DoorDash introduces new safety features for riders, including reduced notifications

Delivery company DoorDash is introducing new features for riders, including reduced notifications, a request for customers to not text them while they are on a trip and messaging promoting one-tap rep

DoorDash expands Starbucks partnership with plans to reach all US states by March

Starbucks will become available for delivery via DoorDash across all 50 U.S. states by March, in an expansion of a partnership with the delivery service announced last year. In September, Starbucks an

Ottonomy’s new delivery robot gets an automatic package dispenser

The robots are slowly but surely conquering this year’s CES. During today’s press preview, Ottonomy debuted a new model being added to the New York firm’s army of delivery robots. Yeti stands ou

Want to tip for your Amazon delivery? Drivr is a new app for that

Tipping in the U.S. is a critical part of how the wheels turn in the service economy. One service area that’s been very overlooked, however, is the world of last-mile delivery — a service

Labor pains

Hey, all, greetings from Queens. I’m back home from Apple and happy to be back from the high double-digit heat (but it was a dry heat!). I got a strong response from last week’s newsletter, wherei

Can the algorithms that ride-hailing and delivery startups use be fair?

The more opaque the algorithms, the more regulators and the public have a hard time holding companies accountable.

HyperTrack, which provides last-mile routing software, raises $25M

In a sign that the market for logistics and transportation tech isn’t cooling (economic downturn be damned), HyperTrack, a startup offering APIs for freight order planning, assignment and tracki

Daily Crunch: 7 months after emerging from stealth, YC alum Arc secures $20M Series A

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Walmart’s last-mile delivery service, Walmart GoLocal, tops 1M deliveries in year one

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service business, Walmart GoLocal, has topped 1 million deliveries in its first year, the retailer today revealed. The company offered a brief update on the state of

Uber to sunset free loyalty program in favor of subscription membership

Ride-hailing giant Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can focus on its subscription-based Uber One membership. Uber first launched the rewards program in 2018 as a sor

Club Feast quietly pivoted to catering and left its consumer customers in a lurch

A year ago, Club Feast, a subscription-based service aiming to disrupt the food delivery industry, emerged from stealth with $3.5 million in seed funding and the backing of prominent investors, includ

Nash raises cash to help merchants manage local deliveries

The pandemic normalized delivery in the U.S. But even before the health crises struck, delivery sales at restaurants alone were increasing at a rate of 7% to 8% per year, roughly twice that of sales a

DoorDash introduces dual ID verification for alcohol deliveries

DoorDash is introducing a new in-app safety measure designed to ensure that alcohol is only delivered to people over the age of 21. The new measure requires the company’s delivery people to scan

Amazon’s drone delivery is coming to Texas

Drone delivery deployment happens in fits and starts. There are, after all, a number of hurdles — both regulatory and residential — a company has to clear. That’s why all parties tend to

DoorDash to hike subtotal minimums for US subscribers

Food and grocery delivery company DoorDash is raising the bar for orders through its subscription service DashPass. According to an email update, starting August 12, “DashPass subtotal minimums

Signaling tough times ahead, ChowNow lays off employees

ChowNow, a startup that builds branded online ordering systems for restaurants, today announced layoffs internally, TechCrunch has learned. According to several sources who spoke to this reporter on t

Sharebite bags $39M to expand its corporate food ordering program

Sharebite, a startup that partners with restaurants to deliver food to corporate clients, today announced that it raised $39 million in a Series B round led by Prosus with participation from Fiserv, C
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