While many, many firms are racing to be the next big thing in on-demand delivery, Onfleet aims at being the infrastructural power in the backend that makes it all run. The firm offers a software platform that handles all of the logistics of a delivery on-demand — and it’s blowing up quickly.
As of April 2015, it claimed it had made 100,000 deliveries possible; as of now that is increased by a factor of ten and their CEO Khaled Naim told TechCrunch the bulk of that growth has come in the last four months alone. Onfleet currently provides logistical support for firms like HelloFresh, Meadow and Lugg.
There are currently 7.500 courier and parcel delivery services in the U.S., but the rule of thumb currently operating is that the smaller the firm, the more fragmented the backend product.
“A lot of people do compare us to Postmates and Uber, but it’s really about how can companies can leverage a technology product if [they] have [their] own drivers and if [they] want to outsource deliveries during spikes of demand,” Naim said. “We can facilitate that.”
So far, Onfleet has captured $2.3 million in funding.
It faces competition from Bringg, which offers similar services, though targeted at larger firms.