• Walmart not only takes on the last mile, but also the last few feet

    … people will be given a one time code to be able to enter your home and place your packages inside rather than leaving the items on your doorstep. In theory, this is a great idea, however, in practice it has its flaws. Deliveries will be done by start-up Deliv. Deliv drivers are part of the gig economy meaning they’re basically Uber drivers…

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  • Office supply giant now testing same-day delivery

    … in some markets. Office Depot has announced they are partnering with start-up Deliv in order to make same-day deliveries in the markets of Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles. If you’ve never heard of Deliv, you can view their introductory video here. In essence, they are an Uber for packages. This is not unlike a similar plan Wal-Mart is considering…

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  • Deliv CEO: ‘We’re Selling the Picks and Shovels’ for Brick-and-Mortar Gold Rush

    … of delivery companies? I think there’s three fundamental differences. One is where is the demand coming from? The demand is coming from Amazon. Amazon has completely changed the shape of retail. In the last 24 months, Amazon has declared the battleground is the speed of fulfillment, so whether it’s Prime Now, whether it’s Amazon same-day, you can get…

    Street Fight- 14 readers -