Once it wasn’t known that same-day delivery would become a staple for retailers and businesses. Yet now, technology has improved to the point of being able to pinpoint how to make the numbers work with the service. Big retailers like Amazon, Google, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, BestBuy, and more have all jumped in to get shoppers their online orders in the same day. They aren’t doing it on their own though. Most of them partner with a Same-Day Courier or a similar company that can perform the deliveries for them.
This is precisely what companies like Deliv has stepped in and taken advantage of with some leading retailers, meeting their need for same-day delivery. The startup company is doing deliveries for several retailers in the US, as wells as mall stores. To handle of its’ fast growth, Deliv has announced an acquisition of New York delivery company Zipments. Biz Journal has reported that for an undisclosed amount, Deliv purchased Zipments, which is the company’s second acquisition with a major city. The first was WeDeliver in Chicago.
Deliv founder and CEO Daphne Carmeli talked about the move in a press release stating, “Zipments has established itself as the leader of same-day delivery in New York City, and the team has done a magnificent job building up its profitable business in this prime and complex market. When you consider that one of the keys to our business is route density, joining forces enhances operational inefficiencies. We also share a similar philosophy, similar business model, and similar clients, so Zipments is a great match for us on multiple levels.” It appears Deliv is preparing to handle more stores for it’s retail partners.
Macy’s is one example of a department store retailer that has partnered with Deliv to compete online. In 2013, Macy’s launched same-day programs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Washington DC, Chicago, New Jersey, and Houston. Bloomingdale’s, its’ sister company, also rolled out the service in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Chicago. Macy’s has now expanded its’ same-day delivery nearing 20 markets throughout the US, topping Amazon’s market coverage areas. With roughly 885 locations, Deliv will have its’ hands full with Macy’s continued growth.
Another retailer that has partnered with Deliv to get its’ same-day delivery off the ground is BestBuy. The electronics retailer has began testing same-day delivery in San Francisco and in its’ surrounding areas. It couldn’t come at a better time, being other retailers have already launched same-day delivery to gear up for the holidays. Black Friday is right around the corner and BestBuy is looking to gain ground in online retail, competing against Amazon like everyone else.
Every retailer that’s offering same-day delivery are engaging in a courier logistics solution. Even though a retailer offers to deliver online items by 9pm or earlier, some customers need their items even quicker than that. Deliv is in essence providing a courier service like AQuickDelivery does on a daily basis. The Marietta Courier not only can pick up and deliver within the extended hours of the day, it can also deliver as fast as within an hour. AQuickDelivery can partner with retailers to provide same-day solutions. Retailers may need service within an hour or two during the holidays, which is what the courier specializes in.
Reference: 11.9.15, www.bizjournals.com, Delivery startup Deliv acquires New York-based same-day delivery company Zipments