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Amazon Prime's two-day delivery service is good enough for books and household goods, but what happens when you need a purchase even faster? Enter Deliv, a Palo Alto-based company that is making waves in the saturated same-day delivery sector.
According to the San Francisco Business Times the distinction is the company "never sought to be a service that disconnected the consumer from the merchant." Deliv is a crowd-sourced service —think UberX or Lyft for delivery— that retailers can add to their existing online or in-store checkout. The service allows customers to schedule exactly when and where they want to receive their orders, and deploys smartphone-toting drivers to pick up and deliver packages. Unlike Amazon, which ships goods to your day from vendors around the country, Deliv is bringing purchases from local brick-and-mortar stores to your door.
Though Deliv doesn't specifically target luxury deliveries, it has an impressive list of high-end retail partners, including Neiman Marcus, Tory Burch, Kiehl's, Brooks Brothers, and Kate Spade. If you're stuck at the office this week, it could be a lifesaver for Mother's Day shopping.
· Deliv [Official Site]
· Amazon Prime's Price Hike Has Startup Delivery Services Giddy [Racked]