Fresh off raising $33 million Series C round in October, Airtasker is gearing up for a busy Christmas period, today announcing a partnership with Coles to trial a delivery service across 64 Sydney stores.
Despite the buzz around on-demand startups, running a business based on logistics is difficult for everyone, whether it’s Deliveroo or smaller players.
FreightExchange connects carriers with extra capacity to those needing shipping, allowing a carrier to fill a gap in their truck with a smaller load.
Melbourne logistics company GetSwift, which raised $5 million through an ASX listing last December, has raised $24 million from a collection of US-based and local investors.
Passel is a crowdsourced delivery service using regular people already near the local store to complete the final mile delivery.
Shippit has closed a $2.2 million Series A funding round led by Aura Group, with the company looking to leverage the investor’s expertise and networks in the Asia Pacific region.
This will allow any vendor using the point-of-sale system to essentially become a delivery-ready store, with GetSwift automatically queueing, batching, routing, and dispatching the delivery of any products purchased through an Albert POS.
Fresh from its debut on the ASX last month, logistics software company GetSwift has announced the appointment of Jamila Gordon, a non-executive director, to the role of Global Chief Information Officer.
Crowdsourced delivery startup Go People has announced a raise of over $2 million in the last three months. The startup formerly known as People Post has rebranded and revamped its technology platform to offer yet another service in the competitive logistics space.
Although intent for an acquisition was announced last week, in the last 72 hours it was formally announced that Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP) will be acquiring Austin, Texas based shipping software company ShippingEasy for US$55 million in cash.
It seems the co-founders are actually focusing on the more interesting side of alcohol delivery startup Liquorun: its logistics management platform. The software platform is now an entity of its own called Swift, which is growing fast and has customers from all over the world.