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Improving Inefficiencies in Last Mile Delivery

Posted by Safeena Walji on Aug 18, 2017 11:33:05 AM

By now, most merchants are familiar with the term “last mile delivery,” the final transit of a product to its destination. And the digital age has certainly put it at the forefront of their minds as retail giants like Amazon force them to offer faster and less costly delivery options - or go out of business. The fact of the matter is, today’s consumers want it, and they want it now.

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Dropoff Named as a Finalist in the 2017 Greater Austin Business Awards

Posted by Safeena Walji on Jul 31, 2017 11:13:45 AM

We’re proud to have been selected as a Finalist in the Customer Service category for the Greater Austin Business Awards. Now in its 17th year, the program celebrates excellence in the local business community which helps make Austin one of the most desirable places in the world to live, work and play.

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Dropoff and the Growing Last Mile Delivery Market

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 23, 2017 10:02:16 AM

Exciting things are happening in the same-day delivery space. In a recent McKinsey & Company survey of 4,700 respondents, they found that nearly 25% of consumers would pay a premium for same-day delivery. They added, “this share is likely to increase, given that younger consumers are more inclined to choose same-day and instant delivery over regular delivery.”

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Topics: Dropoff In The News, Retail, Last Mile Logistics

Dropoff Announces Series B Funding

Posted by Sean Spector on May 8, 2017 12:26:04 PM

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised $8.5 million in Series B funding, led by Fulcrum Equity Partners in Atlanta. Other participants in the round include our Series A investors Greycroft Partners and Correlation Ventures, among others.

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Here’s What Business Insider Has to Say About Dropoff Becoming the Next “FedEx Killer”

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Mar 27, 2017 4:44:21 PM


Business Insider’s Biz Carson recently caught up with our CEO, Sean Spector, to discuss how Dropoff is taking on Uber to become the next “FedEx Killer”, how we differ from peer-to-peer delivery services, and how we’re quickly on our way to becoming the national brand for same-day delivery.

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What Austin Tech Leaders are Reading

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Jun 30, 2016 2:16:00 PM

Continual learning is crucial in the constantly evolving tech industry.  Built in Austin’s Tessa McLean recently caught up with our CEO, Sean Spector, and a handful of other Austin entrepreneurs to find out what books have made the biggest impact on their careers.

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Christian Carollo Talks Tech and Revenue Growth

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jun 23, 2016 1:15:52 PM

According to CIO Dive’s Justine Brown, the role of a CIO is shifting from a focus on IT upkeep and money-saving tactics, to innovating their products in a way that contributes to revenue growth -- and to do so using big data. CIOs are using a company’s data to shape significant parts of their business. CIO Dive recently caught up with Dropoff’s CTO, Christian Carollo, Talend’s Ashley Stirrup, and Postup’s Andrea Bridges-Smith, to discuss harnessing data from every department in a company and using it to drive growth.

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Austin is a Same-Day Delivery Hub and Here’s Why

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 3, 2016 1:34:08 PM

We all know that Austin is a hub for startups, but lately it seems like on-demand, same-day delivery services are taking center stage. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and with a population eager to try new technology and services, Austin is a great environment for same-day delivery services to thrive.  

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery, Dropoff In The News

Launch, Scale, Repeat: Sean Spector's Interview with Startup Slingshot

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Apr 28, 2016 10:08:31 AM

Our CEO, Sean Spector, recently sat down with Startup Slingshot’s William Griggs to discuss his entrepreneurial successes and challenges.

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