According to an article in USA Today, home delivery businesses are becoming big money. Compared with the old days, when Webvan and UrbanFetch went belly up, we now live in a marketplace of ubiquitous connectivity where Uber, Lyft and GrubHub are billion-dollar rock stars. But how did they pull it off?
Not only have computing and storage costs become cheaper and more sophisticated, the delivery business model has evolved to more of facilitator, where free-agent service providers and local contractors are relied upon. Peer-to-peer relationships, such as these, eliminate inventory and labor costs – the major costs of doing business.
“Same-day delivery services are booming, thanks to systems that help manage logistics and maximize orders.”
Read the full article at usatoday.com