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Will Deliv Dominate the Same-Day Luxury Market?

Steven, one of the original Deliv drivers in San Francisco. Image via <a href="">Deliv</a>.
Steven, one of the original Deliv drivers in San Francisco. Image via Deliv.

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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.

We know: Between ShopRunner, Google Shopping Express, Walmart, Six Doors, and eBay Now, it's not as if locals lack choices for instant retail gratification. So what makes Deliv different?

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]