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28 Apr Re-plate Turns Abundance Into Fraternity with Onfleet

Ever wonder what becomes of all the leftover food generated by restaurants, conferences, grocery stores, and employer-catered lunches each year? Sadly, the vast majority heads straight to the landfill. Despite an abundance of both food and wealth, unequal resource distribution means that one in every four Bay Area residents faces hunger on a daily basis.

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30 Mar Viva la On-Demand: What SF Can Learn from Puerto Vallarta

A fellow Onfleeter and I spent a week in Puerto Vallarta to survey the local On-Demand landscape and, well, sunbathe (mostly sunbathe, but we collected a lot of intel nonetheless). Made soft by San Francisco, the unrivaled mecca of app-driven indulgences, we tempered our expectations in preparation for a precipitous let-down in the arguably less technically-inclined state of Jalisco, Mexico.

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16 Mar Delivering Cannabis is Like Delivering Anything Else

After powering millions of deliveries—including hundreds of thousands of cannabis deliveries—we’ve found that delivering cannabis is a lot like delivering . . . well, anything else. Okay, so the Fed does still consider it a highly dangerous schedule one drug, and the laws vary widely depending on where you are in California, but hopefully we’ll get some clarity come November election season.

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09 Mar Onfleet Helps Foxtrot Deliver “The Good Life”

Almost as soon as Foxtrot opened its doors for business in 2014, its innovative perspective on gourmet indulgences and basic kitchen necessities proved to be a hit with the Uber generation. What initially attracted Chicago’s bustling young professional crowd was just that fact alone: there were no physical doors to open.  

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29 Feb Introducing Route Optimization – Delivering Delight Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

After months of hard work and close cooperation with many of our customers and partners, we’re very excited to announce the release of Onfleet’s advanced Route Optimization engine.

Route optimization allows you to quickly create timely, intelligent, and efficient delivery routes. Our algorithm considers your delivery locations, time windows, real-time and historical traffic data, road speeds/restrictions, and driver schedules.

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24 Feb On-Demand Startups that are Secretly Characters from Downton Abbey

At first glance, the day-to-day existence of an Edwardian-era Yorkshire aristocrat bears scant resemblance to that of a modern Silicon Valley technophile. Not so! The innumerable conveniences afforded by On-Demand startups have succeeded in bridging the glaring generational, geographic, and Grantham-y gaps that divide the two. In a historical twist that would have surely left the Dowager Countess with a perma-scowl, the ubiquity of smartphones and VC-funding have extended such luxuries as personal chefs, drivers, and butlers to the common plebe—no pedigree required.

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09 Feb How Super Bowl 50 Impacted the On-Demand Economy

Super Bowl 50 was a week-long party for those of us lucky enough to call the City by the Bay home. Tourists from all corners of the country started flocking in early last week, choosing to spend their hard earned money at the biggest event of the year. Denver and Carolina fans alike enjoyed fireworks, free concerts, pop-up bars, and countless NFL events across San Francisco.

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03 Feb 1M Deliveries Later: Learnings from the trenches of the On-Demand Economy

Here at Onfleet we enjoy a unique vantage point into the inner workings of the On-Demand space. After hitting our 1 millionth delivery a few weeks ago, we’ve accumulated quite a bit of data on what it takes to excel at local deliveries in the modern age. While consumers demand faster deliveries, driver tracking, and reliable ETAs, businesses are looking for novel ways to reduce costly inefficiencies and regain control over their last-mile delivery logistics.

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30 Jan The On-Demand explosion of 2015…and what’s coming in 2016

While 2015 may have been the year of the goat, to many tech pundits, it was the year of the On-Demand startup. With unprecedented investor interest and round the clock launches of “Uber for X” services to get consumers what they want, when they want it, wherever they are, the On-Demand economy has all but revolutionized the way we go about our lives.

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