delivery

  • Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

    Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

    Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery delivery in the San Jose area, where users will be able to shop online then schedule deliveries from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week. Deliv and Walmart have been working together for some time… Read More

  • ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round

    ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round

    ChowNow, an online food ordering service, has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Catalyst Investors. This round brings ChowNow’s total funding to nearly $40 million. “We were excited for [Catalyst] to get involved because they were behind Mindbody,” ChowNow CEO Chris Webb told TechCrunch. Mindbody, a white-label service for health and wellness businesses, went public… Read More

  • bpost acquires Radial, formerly eBay enterprise, for $820M

    bpost acquires Radial, formerly eBay enterprise, for $820M

    The global e-commerce race — and how it is underpinned by logistics, delivery and economies of scale — continues to heat up. And today, the Belgian Post Group, also known as bpost, announced its latest move to bulk up its operations in North America. It has acquired Radial, the fulfilment company formerly known as eBay enterprise, for $820 million. This is important because Radial… Read More

  • Amazon said to be testing its own delivery service with expansion planned for 2018

    Amazon said to be testing its own delivery service with expansion planned for 2018

    Amazon is trialling a service called “Seller Flex” that will provide delivery services for third-party merchants on its platform, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The project originally rollout in India two years ago, the report says, but it’s been piloted in the U.S. as of this year starting on the west coast, and there are plans to expand it more broadly in… Read More

  • Naspers invests another $775M in food take-out giant Delivery Hero

    Naspers invests another $775M in food take-out giant Delivery Hero

    Naspers, the South African media and internet giant, has upped its stake in Delivery Hero, the Berlin based food-delivery giant that went public earlier this year and has a market cap of $6.8 billion. Naspers has acquired another 13 percent of the company, 22.4 million shares, equivalent to about €660 million ($775 million), from Rocket Internet. Naspers now owns 26.3 percent of the… Read More

  • Package delivery startup Doorman is shutting down

    Package delivery startup Doorman is shutting down

    Doorman, a startup delivering packages when you schedule them will be no more after October 6th, 2017. The startup sent a letter over the weekend letting customers know it would no longer be in business in two weeks, saying it was “joining forces with a larger team.” We’re not sure if this joining of forces means Doorman has been acquired or if it’s some other structure. Read More

  • Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

    Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

    Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered inside their home instead of left on the doorstep. This test will also include online grocery orders, which won’t just be placed inside the house like the packages, but will be put away in… Read More

  • DoorDash acquires delivery and logistics startup Rickshaw

    DoorDash acquires delivery and logistics startup Rickshaw

    DoorDash is announcing the acquisition of Rickshaw, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that helps businesses offer same-day delivery by connecting them to a courier network and managing the logistics. DoorDash has been developing a similar platform called Drive, which allows customers to use DoorDash’s network to make deliveries beyond DoorDash’s consumer website and… Read More

  • Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

    Walmart expands its grocery delivery business, powered by Uber

    Walmart is expanding a test of its grocery delivery service, powered by Uber, the company announced this week. The retailer is now offering grocery delivery in two new markets — Dallas and Orlando — which join Tampa and Phoenix as locations where consumers can shop online for grocery items, then opt to have them come to their home for an additional $9.95 fee. Read More

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