Foreshadowing Future of Food Delivery, Delivery.com Launches Product for Workplace Orders

The team at delivery.com believes there are still holes in the workplace food ordering market waiting to be filled. Its attempt to meet those needs is debuting this morning, as the company adds new group ordering functionality to its platform.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Cuts Out Google Shopping Ads, Advertisers Question Facebook ROI

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon Stops Buying Prized Shopping Ads on Google… Facebook’s Big Threat Isn’t Cambridge Analytica — It’s Advertisers Questioning ROI… Google’s DoubleClick Ad ID Change Presents Challenges and Opportunity for Attribution Vendors…

Choice Hotels Reimagines Room Service with Delivery.com Partnership

A new partnership between Choice Hotels and delivery.com is being seen as a sign of changing times within the hospitality industry. Delivery.com is now providing a “room service-like experience” for hotel guests at Choice Hotels, allowing guests to have orders from local restaurants delivered directly to their hotel locations.

Why Back-end Tech Is Key for Food Delivery Startups

Outside of college campuses, local food delivery startups generally have larger neighborhoods to cover and customers with more niche needs. This may be why some of the biggest names in local delivery don’t seem as different at first glance, because their focus is on the back-end.

Street Fight Daily: Google AMP Yields Mixed Reviews, Voice Search Far From Mass Adoption

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Publishers Give Mixed Reviews So Far to Google AMP… Voice Search Remains Far From Mass Adoption…

Yelp Extends Online Booking Capabilities With New Platform Partners

Yelp took another step in its expansion into the online booking arena this morning, with the announcement that it would be adding five new platform partners to its roster: Whittl, TicketNetwork, delivery.com for laundry, Peek and foodjunky.

LBMA Podcast: Web.com, Alibaba, and Zuckerberg on Oculus OS

On the show: Web.com acquires Yodle; Alibaba invests in Groupon; Walgreens gets deeper into beacons; Kontakt.io raises $5M clams; Foursquare + Delivery.com; Exterion pulling O2 customer data for OOH targeting; Yoose + Telkomsel case study

Delivery.com CEO: Google’s Entry Into Food Ordering Was a Matter of When — Not If

Street Fight recently caught up with Jed Kleckner, chief executive at Delivery.com, to talk about Google’s recent moves and handicap which of the other big tech companies may be interested in food delivery (hint: Amazon.)

Street Fight Daily: Online-to-Offline Retail, Pinterest Unveils Ad Products

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Report: More than Half of Offline Retail Sales Now Influenced by Digital, Mobile (Screenwerk)… Pinterest Unveils Flurry of Ad Products, Names Monetization Exec (AdAge)… Why APIs Will Save Your Business From Getting “Uber-ed” (Fortune)…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Eyes $50B Valuation, Google’s Mobile Search Strategy

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Fund-Raising Points to $50 Billion Valuation (New York Times)… Google’s Mobile Search Strategy: Bake In and Take Out (Recode)… Yelp Sale Rumor Reminds Us that Social is Terrible as a Business Even If It Did Change the Web (VentureBeat)…

Openings and New Hires at GrubHub, Boostability and Delivery.com

Every two weeks, Kelly Benish — who knows practically everyone in hyperlocal — covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. In this week’s edition, new jobs and hires at Time Inc., Green Banana SEO, Cox Target Media, and MLive…

With New API, Delivery.com Connects Content and Commerce

Delivery.com, a New York-based online ordering site, has released a new framework, or API, through which developers can allow users to order from the firm’s network of restaurants — all without leaving the confines of a website, mobile app, gaming system or Google Glass. The API helps to automate the work of a business development team, allowing the company to bring the type of integrations already available on Yelp to the cornucopia of smaller, locally-focused properties…

In Yelp Earnings, No Sign of the ‘Mobile Gap’

Yelp posted stronger than expected earnings on Thursday, sending shares up nearly 10% in after hours trading — a fitting coda to a banner year for the firm on Wall Street. Shares of Yelp more than tripled in 2013, driven in part by rapid international expansion, a burgeoning local ad market in the U.S., and well-received strategic initiatives…

6 Strategies to Encourage SMBs to Offer Same-Day Delivery

Small businesses account for 54% of all sales in the U.S., and unlike their big box competitors, many SMBs don’t already have existing shipping networks or points of distribution. Here are six strategies for how same-day delivery vendors can successfully encourage local merchants to become a part of their programs…

Street Fight Hosted Three Events in 2013 — Here’s What to Remember

Street Fight hosted three events in 2013, two in New York during the winter (thanks to Hurricane Sandy) and fall, and another in San Francisco in late spring. The programming for the events, and the stories flowing out of them, reflect the continued transformation of the local marketing industry and the emergence of a new, technology-driven local ecosystem. With the year coming to a close, here is a look back at the biggest stories that came out of Street Fight’s Annual Summits…

Why Partnerships Are Key to the Future of Local

The future of local lies in partnerships. That was the topic of a wide-ranging discussion between Ohad Tzur, North America Lead for Google’s Wildfire partnership program, Delivery.com CEO Jed Kleckner, and Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf, during a panel at Street Fight Summit on Friday morning…

7 Local Logistics and Delivery Platforms for Restaurants

Retailers can get away with one-day or two-day delivery timelines, but restaurants are held to a different standard. Meals need to be easy to order, easy to pay for, and they need to be delivered while they’re still hot. A number of local logistics vendors are stepping in with platforms meant to simplify the delivery process for restaurant owners, providing tools to manage and process orders digitally…

With New Yelp Partnership, ReachLocal Puts (Some) Eggs in SaaS Basket

Less than a month after Yelp rolled out a partnership with Delivery.com and Eat24 to bring online ordering to the reviews site, the company announced on Tuesday the addition of ReachCommerce, ReachLocal’s newly launched booking software, to the Yelp Platform. The partnership will allow users to process book appointments with service providers, which use the ReachCommerce software, without leaving the Yelp app or site…

5 Platforms Retailers Can Use for Same-Day Delivery

Brick-and-mortar retailers that offer same-day delivery options give customers the best of both worlds — letting them support local businesses, without having to get off the couch to do so. Here are five start-ups that local businesses can use for expedited delivery…

Street Fight Poll: Consumers May Pay Extra for Same-Day Delivery

In a recent Street Fight poll, 64% of consumers said they might be willing to pay a few dollars extra to receive retail goods faster, though for many it depends on the order. In a poll of 500 anonymous U.S. consumers, 14.8% said they’re very likely to pay extra for same-day retail delivery, and 14.8% said they’re somewhat likely…