As consumers grow increasingly accustomed to getting what they want, when they want it, eCommerce and brick-and-mortar companies are both stepping up their courier services to meet the demand.
Same-day delivery startup Deliv is one of those firms, and it’s aiming to capture a bigger slice of the delivery market. Deliv recently announced news that it is expanding its same-day delivery capabilities from 19 markets to 33, and will now offer courier services in 1,400 cities, according to a report from TechCrunch.
The company, which handles the deliveries for some 4,000 retailers, now covers about the same geographic area size as Amazon’s Prime Now, which is Amazon’s own same-day delivery program. Because many retailers consider Amazon Prime’s marketplace a major competitor of theirs, some stores are looking for a way to boost their competitive edge against the eCommerce giant, and Deliv may be offering exactly what they need. By partnering with the courier service, retailers can promise their customers same-day delivery and then process those deliveries via Deliv, TechCrunch notes.
“Same-day delivery is quickly becoming table stakes across every retail segment,” said Deliv CEO Daphne Carmeli. “With Deliv, retailers can offer their customers that same exceptional-level customer experience without the need to invest in their own asset-based delivery fleet. As retailers look to offer a consistent experience nationwide, they need a proven, trusted, national partner. Our expansion offers them the speed, flexibility and broad national footprint needed to compete with the ever-growing force of Amazon.”
Retailers that currently have partnerships with Deliv include such chains as Bloomingdale’s, PetSmart, Plated, Macy’s, Office Depot, Best Buy and The UPS Store, among others.
UPS was among Deliv’s investors in its most recent funding round, which brought in $28 million. Deliv also has services that deliver alcohol, meals and groceries. Competitors that rival Deliv in the delivery space include Postmates, Bringg and DoorDash, according to TechCrunch.