How Same-Day Delivery Can Give Brick-And-Mortar Retailers an Edge

Over the past few months, Deliv, a same-day delivery startup, has inked a partnership with real estate giant General Growth Properties in August and nabbed $6.85 million in funding. Street Fight recently caught up with Daphne Carmeli, Deliv’s CEO, to find out what’s driving the revival in same-day delivery, how startups can compete with the big firms, and why same-day delivery is a big opportunity for brick-and-mortar retailers…

Street Fight Daily: eBay Acquires Shutl, Tracking Companies Set New Rules

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyeBay Acquires Shutl, Races Amazon To Your Front Door (ReadWrite)… Tracking Companies Agree to Notify Shoppers, But Retailers Demur (Wall Street Journal)… Why Longtime Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy Just Agreed to Work for Clinkle’s 22-Year-Old CEO (AllThingsD)…

Street Fight Daily: Verifone CEO Out, Passbook Still Disappoints

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.VeriFone’s Bergeron Out After Outlook Misses Estimates  (BloombergBusinessweek)… iPhone Passbook: Six Months On and It Still Disappoints (ZDNet)… Google Concedes That Drive-by Prying Violated Privacy (New York Times)…

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…

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…

SFD: LivingSocial’s Groupon Problem, Delivery ‘Land-Grab’

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Groupon’s Stock Slide Weighs on Rival LivingSocial (Washington Post)… Delivery Hero Fuels Up for Acquisitions with Fresh $49m Round (GigaOm)…
‘Thunderdome’ Takes Shape at Digital First (NetNewsCheck)…