As the demand for grocery e-commerce accelerates, Deliv, a same-day delivery company, announced the launch of Deliv Fresh. Deliv Fresh provides same-day services to numerous grocers, meal services, and other perishable e-commerce leaders across the country. Customers include FoodKick by FreshDirect, GetFedNYC, GreenBlender, Plated, BloomThat, The Cheese Store of Silverlake, Plum Market and Eataly Chicago, among many others.
Consumers spent nearly $675 billion on groceries in 2016, and approximately 90 percent shopped for food and household supplies every week. Largely because of the convenience it offers, e-commerce grocery delivery saw massive growth. It is expected to continue to shake up the traditional grocery industry as online grocery sales are forecasted to account for as much as 20 percent of all grocery sales by 2025.
Within this massive market, demand for rapid delivery is surging. Grocers are deciding between two business models: joining marketplaces like Instacart and Amazon Prime Now, which take ownership of the customer transaction, or offering same-day delivery from their own branded sites powered by last-mile companies such as Deliv.
Deliv Fresh helps e-commerce leaders by getting food to their customers faster, allowing items to maintain ultimate freshness, and require less bulky and unnecessary packaging. The company is also proving to be a game-changer for omnichannel retailers who can leverage their stores as local distribution centers and delivery hubs.
“We’ve spent the last five years building the network for last-mile logistics across the country. Industries like grocery that didn’t have cost-effective delivery options are now able to tap into our network and offer a fresh customer experience,” said Daphne Carmeli, Deliv CEO and co-founder.
Both online and offline grocers recognize that providing quality same-day delivery is becoming a necessary part of business. According to the 2017 Grocery eCommerce Forecast, online shoppers listed same-day delivery and a better e-commerce experience among the top criteria for where they spend their dollars.
“At FreshDirect, fresh food delivery has always been part of our DNA. We launched FoodKick to meet the needs of increasingly busy New Yorkers who want more than fast takeout—they want fresh food and cold booze delivered on demand,” said Luis Toral, general manager of FoodKick by FreshDirect, “With the help of Deliv's service, we can ensure that FoodKick customers have consistent delivery of the freshest, tastiest foods in as little as an hour—allowing them to get back to doing what New Yorkers do best, living in the moment.”
Deliv is a recognized name in same-day, last mile delivery services, servicing thousands of retailers and businesses including Macy’s, Best Buy, Kohl’s and PetSmart.