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Same-Day Delivery: The Linchpin in the Battle for the Last Mile of Commerce

Noah Elkin

Same-Day Delivery: The Linchpin in the Battle for the Last Mile of Commerce

Consumers are more impatient and time-starved than ever. At least that’s the impression one could derive from the seemingly unending string of same-day delivery announcements from major retailers, restaurants, convenience-store chains, startup enablers, and technology companies. The driving force behind their renewed focus on ever-shorter delivery windows: conquering the elusive last mile of commerce.

Former Kozmo CTO: There’s Froth in the Local Delivery Market

Liz Taurasi

Former Kozmo CTO: There’s Froth in the Local Delivery Market

Street Fight recently caught up with Chris Siragusa, CEO of Max Delivery — who also happens to be the former CTO of Kozmo.com, a failed food delivery startup which came to epitomize dot-com era excess. Here, Siragusa talks about what’s changed in delivery since the 2000s and why he thinks things will turn out differently this time around…

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Resumes IPO Push, Google’s Local “Snack Pack”

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: GoDaddy Resumes IPO Push, Google’s Local “Snack Pack”

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…All systems go for GoDaddy IPO (Street Fight)… Google Local Pack Displaying Logos In Web Search Results (Search Engine Land)..
You Don’t Have to Geotag Your Tweets to Give Away Your Location (Observer)…

Street Fight Daily: Square and Intuit Play Nice, Confidence Crisis With Reviews

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Square and Intuit Play Nice, Confidence Crisis With Reviews

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologySquare and Intuit Play Nice With New QuickBooks Integration (AllThingsD)… Confidence Crisis: 40 Percent Don’t Trust Online Reviews (MarketingLand)… Finding a Model for Sac Press by Looking at The Hawaii Independent (ScramentoPress)…

Why a Renaissance in Local Delivery Points to a Resurgent Main Street

Steven Jacobs

Why a Renaissance in Local Delivery Points to a Resurgent Main Street

We’re seeing an explosion of activity in the logistics space with a handful of key startups expanding; Walmart piloting a same-day delivery option; and eBay opening its own delivery service, eBay Now. What’s driving the resurgence however, is not the e-commerce framework that sunk Kozmo and continues to hinder Amazon’s efforts. It’s a new push to improve connectivity, and transparency, within existing local marketplaces — not build new ones…