It isn’t safe to say only Amazon and Google can have all the fun, as they both compete in the online retail arena. Newcomers are coming left and right, joining into the race to provide the best same-day delivery that customers want offered. Customers want to save money and it’s going to be the e-retailer that can give them what they want, yet at the same time, get what they need themselves that will thrive. One of those companies looking to make a move before the holiday season doors swings wide open is Deliv.
Deliv is going after the big boys, like Google, when it comes to same-day delivery. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Silicon Valley start up company is expanding into 4 additional major metropolitan areas and 18 different shopping centers. This news release comes right after Google’s announcement of expanding its’ popular Google Express into Chicago, Washington D.C., and Boston. Google and Amazon have been the frontrunners relative to same-day delivery, giving blow after blow to each other. However, Deliv appears to want in.
The delivery company has reached an agreement to offer same-day delivery from new malls like the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The four new service cities include Seattle, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Northern New Jersey. Deliv’s already has a same-day presence in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
“This works because we’re more like the airport shuttle with 15 people it’s delivering at once than the yellow cab service with just a single passenger,” said Deliv’s CEO Daphne Carmeli, as she discussed why her company has the right ingredients to make same-day delivery successful. She went on to say, “It turns out people don’t want their deliveries in one hour, they want set times typically in a few hours. That means we can combine deliveries.” Deliv has a good point in regards to consolidating orders, which is what makes a same-day courier like 1-800 Courier so cost-effective and service efficient.
It is interesting how Deliv has announced its’ roll-out months after well-known Macy’s released its’ plans to immediately begin offering same-day delivery in several major US cities. For Macy’s, this is a scaled launch, implementing the service in Chicago, San Jose, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, D.C., Seattle, and New Jersey. All of these cities have the right demographics to make same-day delivery profitable. Sister company Bloomingdale’s will be doing the same in some of these cities as well.
Deliv’s partnership with Macy’s to perform the actual, physical deliveries for them is a model that works. It is an example of how physical store, and web-based retailers can partner with a courier and get online items into the hands of shoppers within hours. 1-800 Courier knows how to implement an optimal delivery solution that meets the order fulfillment needs of online businesses and multiple location companies. With a Houston courier like 1-800 Courier, any company can quickly implement a same-day delivery program this year, even with attracting sales for the holiday season.
Reference: 9.19.14, CNN Money, Jesse Solomon, An Amazon-Alibaba deal? It’s possible