Last Mile

  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report (Urgent.ly and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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  • The Not-So-Low-Hanging Fruit: Why the Local Market Remains Elusive

    …, but in practice, all of that technology we bring to bear to win the last mile of commerce often stumbles once a consumer enters a store or tries to find a reliable plumber or electrician within his or her zip code, making the local market actually more elusive than it might seem. Global platforms have gotten better at serving up local information that can…

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