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Lalamove Launches Delivery Services In Dallas

Same-day delivery service provider Lalamove has launched its services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to help small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) make quicker deliveries, according to a press release.

Lalamove has been operating since 2013 and has 22 markets in Asia, Latin America and North America.

Lalamove works with last-mile delivery tracking, with multiple categories of industries, including catering, eCommerce, manufacturing and construction, the release stated. It works in the mode of gig economy delivery apps like Uber, but it focuses primarily on corporate clients, which gives it a different kind of loyalty and more economic benefits as opposed to companies working with individuals.

The company uses the web's technology, alongside mobile app technology and the sharing economy, to provide seamless and contact-free tech to boost deliveries.

There is no revenue share model, so restaurants are able to boost their operations through adding delivery services for customers, avoiding paying commissions usually seen in specialized delivery programs, the release stated. And brick-and-mortar stores, including bookstores or clothing boutiques, can get local orders done all at once via the multi-stop delivery feature.

There is also 24/7 driver availability, instant order matching, advance scheduling and cashless eWallet payments. The release stated Lalamove has plans to onboard over 1,000 drivers by the end of the year.

International Managing Director Blake Larson said the pandemic has underscored the importance of delivery.

“[M]any local businesses don’t have or cannot afford in-house fleets, so we’re excited to work with businesses in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area to provide same-day, on-demand delivery services to their customers,” said Blake Larson, international managing director at Lalamove, in the release. “Our trained delivery partners are available 24/7 at the touch of a button to take care of all types of delivery and logistics needs.”

Lalamove became a unicorn, meaning its valuation rose above $1 billion, in 2019. That came after a $300 million Series D round, handled in part by Sequoia China and Hillhouse Capital.

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