5 Ways Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Can Utilize On-Demand Services

Businesses that sell physical goods are discovering that they can cut costs and increase services for their customers by forming partnerships with on-demand apps rather than competing on their own. Here are five examples of ways that brick-and-mortar businesses can start utilizing on-demand services.

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: Social Platforms Bring Pubs Limited Cash, GM Enables In-Car Data with New SDK

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Deals with Facebook and Snapchat Are Popular, But They’re Not Big Money-Makers… GM’s New SDK for In-Car Infotainment Apps Offers Access to Nearly 400 Data Points… For Retail, the Next Big Tech-Driven Shakeup is Organizational…

Street Fight Daily: DoorDash and Postmates Test Robot Delivery, Lighting Tech Helps Retailers Sharpen Location Data

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates and DoorDash Test Delivery by Robot with Starship Technologies… Retailers Leverage Lighting Communication System to Sharpen Location Data… As Alexa Becomes Ubiquitous, Amazon Must Craft a Consistent User Experience…

Street Fight: Amazon’s First Physical Grocery Store, Beacon Companies Pivot Toward Attribution

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon’s New Grocery Store Is Missing One of the Most Important Things About Its Business… Beacon Companies Pivot Toward Attribution As Acquirers Come A-Knocking… Mobile Ad Growth Propels Glispa, a Mobile Marketing / AdTech Company, to New Heights…

Street Fight Daily: Postmates Secures Funding Amid Stiff Competition, Gannett Abandons Tronc Bid

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Postmates Navigates Tough Funding Terrain for Delivery as It Competes with Amazon and Uber… Uber Drivers Are More Likely to Cancel on Men with ‘Black-Sounding’ Names.. As The Verge Turns Five, Its Redesign Embodies Distribution Age Dynamics…

Raise Report: SessionM, Behalf, Postmates Secure Fresh Funding

Every two weeks, we round up some of the biggest fundraises taking place in hyperlocal marketing, commerce, and tech. This week’s edition includes new rounds for Divido, Abodo, Petnet, and Boku.

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Warehouses Spreading Rapidly, Google Adds More Ride Services to Maps

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… New Amazon Data From Wall Street Should Terrify All Retail Stores in the US… Google Adds Lyft and Gett to Taxi Options on Maps… How Publishers Can Help Brands Navigate the Content Marketing Crossroads…

On-Demand Services and Apps Becoming Inevitable Tools for Reaching Customers

Plenty of companies claim to be the “Uber of” their respective markets, but there is more to making it in this scene than just getting goods to customers fast. And not every company gets it right immediately; there is a steep learning curve for handling the logistics behind on-demand services.

Street Fight Daily: Facebook News Feed Changes Barely Alter Traffic, On-Demand Startups Falling Short

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… The Friends-and-Family News Feed Change Doesn’t Seem to be Hurting Publisher Traffic… Omnicom Wins Massive $3 Billion AT&T Ad Account… Postmates Has Failed to Make Uber-for-Anything Cheap…

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

Deliv CEO and Founder Daphne Carmeli — who will be a speaker at Street Fight Summit West tomorrow in San Francisco — caught up with us recently to talk about what sets today’s delivery startups apart from their fallen predecessors.

Street Fight Daily: Washington Post Revamps Digital Ads, Bad Mobile Experiences Hurt Brands

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google and Postmates Make the Case for SMB Deliveries… The Washington Post Introduces “Fuse,” New Tech for Ads Across All Post Platforms… Why Google Beat Yahoo in the War for the Internet…

Street Fight Daily: Uber Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides, Shopify Teams Up with Postmates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Uber Offers Gets Merchants to Pay for Rides… More Than 21,000 Businesses Can Now Add Same-Day Delivery Through Postmates… Vacation Rental Startups Attract $100 Million in Funding So Far This Year…

Street Fight Daily: Gannett Makes Offer for Tribune Publishing, UPS Focuses on SMBs

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Tribune Publishing Is Weighing a Surprise Offer from Gannett (Poynter)… The UPS Store Will Kick Off ‘Small Biz Salute’ for Small Business Week (AdAge)… Leaked Postmates Financials Suggest Company Might Be Doing Better Than Everyone Thought (TechCrunch)…

Street Fight Daily: Airbnb Makes Local Push, Google Dominates Mobile Paid Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Airbnb Wants Travelers to ‘Live Like a Local’ With Its App (New York Times)… Google Drove 95% of U.S. Smartphone Paid Search Clicks in Q1 (Search Engine Land)… Porch Partners with Wayfair to Take On Amazon (Seattle Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Local News Publishers Form Ad Company, Google Still Betting on Beacons

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… 4 of the Biggest Media Publishers in the U.S. Form an Advertising Company (Business Insider)… Google May Have Found a Way to Make the Real-World Web Work (Wired)… Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store (Bloomberg)…

Street Fight Daily: Amazon Could Buy Stake in HERE, New Subscription Service from Postmates

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Amazon In Talks to Buy Stake in Mapping Company HERE (Yahoo Finance)… Postmates Launches Subscription Service, Hits 1M Monthly Deliveries (TechCrunch)… More Brands Mean Many More Buttons for Amazon Service (New York Times)…

Street Fight Daily: Google’s Increasingly App-Like Mobile Web, Mobile Sensor Project ‘CrowdSignals’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Google Is Gradually Turning Mobile Search Into an App-Like Experience (Screenwerk)… CrowdSignals Aims to Create a Marketplace for Smartphone Sensor Data (New York Times)… Retail Browsing Is Rapidly Shifting to Mobile, So Why Isn’t Buying? (AdAge)…

How the Rise of the On-Demand Economy Is Driving Flexible Convenience

“Customers drive booking, bookings drive pros, the pros drive availability and availability comes all the way back around and drives customers and booking,” Handy founder Oisin Hanrahan tells Street Fight. His company and others are figuring out over time what works and what doesn’t in local on-demand.

Street Fight Daily: Waze Partners With Lyft, Craigslist Competitor 5miles Now Valued at $300M+

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Waze to Scoop up More Data through New Partnerships (Wall Street Journal)… Mobile App 5miles Raises $30M at a $300M+ Valuation to Rival Craigslist in Classifieds (TechCrunch)… Bootler Brings Comparison Shopping to Food Delivery Services (Chicago Tribune)…