The local delivery space is rapidly changing. To figure more about what’s actually going on, we surveyed over 200 companies ranging from pizza to furniture delivery. What we uncovered reveals some distinct baselines across industries as well as industry-specific ways of doing things. Check out more below.
Ever hosted a barbecue only to run out of alcohol?
Any way you look at it, it’s an embarrassing situation to be in. Inevitably, someone is running out to the nearest grocery or liquor store to get more.
This Labor Day, be prepared with these services up your sleeve–aimed at providing you on-demand alcohol delivery when and where you need it.
What is Onfleet?
Onfleet is a leading delivery management solution that helps businesses around the world assign and track their local deliveries, communicate with their drivers and customers, and rapidly scale their delivery operations. Onfleet’s modern suite of offerings includes a powerful web-based dispatcher and reporting dashboard, intuitive iOS/Android mobile apps for drivers, automatic customer notifications with real-time tracking, and robust APIs to support any type of integration.
Is it a more general method of project management or the process of managing the movement of goods from one place to another?
In short, it depends.
It depends on who you are and what you’re looking for. If you’re a business in charge of getting results or “deliverables” to a customer or client, you’re probably looking to understand the former more.
The On-Demand Conference took place yesterday in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the biggest and brightest names in the on-demand economy. What resulted were dynamic talks and insight into the past, present, and future of on-demand.
After powering hundreds of thousands of deliveries in 26 countries around the world over the past 12 months, we’re thrilled to officially announce the launch of Onfleet!
Since starting our beta testing in February 2014, we’ve worked with hundreds of companies delivering everything from groceries and prepared meals to flowers and laundry.
Over the past few months, we’ve worked with companies from a variety of different industries to help them better manage their delivery operations. In the process of working with such companies as Boxbee (on-demand storage services in NYC and San Francisco) and HelloFresh (meal kits in Europe and Australia), we’ve come to find a few constants to be true in making sure that small businesses are prepared to even provide delivery service.
When you think about “on-demand” what comes to mind?
Perhaps you’re imagining cars picking up passengers from city sidewalks, delivering them to their next clubbing location; or gourmet food being delivered to starving twenty-something’s–but what else?
Turns out, there’s a host of things you can have delivered to yourself. From everyday necessities to oversized luxuries, we’ve scoured the web to bring you the top eleven unexpected things you can get delivered.
With all the buzz surrounding on-demand delivery options, it’s easy to forget that the value of these services transcends the hype. While the benefits to the consumer are clear, many are left wondering if the rat race of keeping up with on-demand delivery expectations is helping or hurting small businesses. As consumers, we love what’s going on – who doesn’t want to think of a burrito only to unwrap it minutes later without the hassle of leaving home, or forgetting a girlfriend’s birthday only to have the local florist instantly deliver a bouquet of roses?