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What We Know About UberRUSH's Shutdown

Posted by Sean Spector on Apr 3, 2018 4:24:05 PM

Uber recently announced it will be shutting down its RUSH service at the end of June, according to numerous online reports. The service, available in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago, provides same-day delivery services for SMB and Enterprise businesses. Last April, Uber stopped providing its RUSH services to restaurants, encouraging them to instead use UberEATS, the company’s food delivery service.

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery

Announcing National Partnership With SusieCakes + San Jose Launch

Posted by Sean Spector on Feb 6, 2018 8:33:07 AM

We’re thrilled to announce our new national partnership with SusieCakes, offering cake lovers across the country convenient and reliable same-day delivery. Today we’re also announcing the launch of our service in San Jose & the Peninsula area -- where we’ll serve SusieCakes and many other local, regional and national businesses. This expansion brings our footprint to 18 markets nationwide.

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Topics: City Launches, Dropoff Announcements

Overcoming Last Mile Delivery Challenges This Valentine’s Day

Posted by Sean Spector on Jan 25, 2018 10:08:00 AM

While January is typically a slow month for retailers following the holiday rush, Valentine’s Day can be a quick turning point for retail profitability. All of the gifts, cards and celebrations may seem effortless on the surface, but comprehensive logistics begin months in advance behind the scenes.

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Topics: Last Mile Logistics

A Recap of Dropoff's 2017 Milestones

Posted by Sean Spector on Dec 26, 2017 10:59:05 AM

2017 proved what we've known from the start: Dropoff is a force to be reckoned with. We reached exciting milestones, gained important consumer insights, and were recognized as one of the "Hottest Startups" based in Austin, TX. What we saw the most of, however, was growth. The number of markets Dropoff operates in nearly doubled. Doing our homework and expanding into new markets where we could further assist our partners has allowed us to grow intentionally and with purpose.

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Topics: Dropoff Announcements

Here's How Dropoff Participated in Operation Blue Santa

Posted by Sean Spector on Dec 19, 2017 10:18:54 AM

This year, Dropoff participated in Operation Blue Santa through the Austin Police Department. Its mission is to provide toys and food for families in need during the Holiday Season. The community-based non-profit began in 1972, when two patrol officers realized that some families on their patrol beat didn’t have gifts or food for their children at Christmas.

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Topics: Dropoff Announcements

How Local Pharmacies Can Compete as Amazon Enters the Market

Posted by Sean Spector on Nov 30, 2017 10:03:51 AM

Amazon is positioning itself to enter yet another market. With the continued acquisition of pharmacy licenses in 12 states (and counting), Amazon is well on its way to establishing a foothold in the U.S. medical supply and pharmacy market.

Stocks in the pharmaceutical industry responded. Shares in Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens all dropped between 3 and 5 percent after the announcement - similar to the drop in grocery stocks with Amazon’s earlier acquisition of Whole Foods.

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Topics: Health Care

The 2017 Holiday Will Be the ‘Season of Same-Day Delivery’

Posted by Sean Spector on Nov 15, 2017 8:50:21 AM

Today Dropoff announced the findings from its 2nd annual Holiday Survey. The data shows same-day delivery will be a key factor in where shoppers purchase holiday gifts this year. It also reveals a high correlation between shoppers’ purchase intent and brand loyalty.

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Topics: Retail

3 Surprising Things We Learned From Our Client Survey Results

Posted by Sean Spector on Oct 26, 2017 10:19:25 AM

Businesses around the world strive to provide a knock-your-socks off experience to their customers, and Dropoff is no different. Like many, we’re always interested to hear how we’re doing straight from the source, so we ask our clients to rate us in a bi-yearly satisfaction survey.

We’re proud to report that the survey respondents gave us a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78 - 4 points higher than our score from this year’s previous survey.

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Topics: Dropoff Announcements

Dropoff's Launches National Partnership With Sprinkles

Posted by Sean Spector on Sep 19, 2017 6:02:00 AM

We’re thrilled to announce our new national partnership with Sprinkles, offering cupcake lovers across the country convenient and reliable same-day delivery. Today we’re also announcing the launch of our service in two new markets - Atlanta and Las Vegas - where we’ll serve Sprinkles and many other local, regional and national businesses.

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Dropoff is Donating to the Red Cross For Every Delivery This Week

Posted by Sean Spector on Aug 28, 2017 2:59:49 PM

 

Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. To support the tremendous relief efforts taking place throughout our home state of Texas and beyond, Dropoff will donate $1 for every delivery we make this week to the American Red Cross.

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Topics: Dropoff Announcements