Deliv receives $4.5 million in funding
Deliv is a same-day delivery service that has raised $4.5 million in funding. This round of funding was provided by the four largest mall operators in the U.S.: Simon Property Group, General Growth Properties, Macerich, and Westfield along with existing investors Upfront Ventures and RPM Ventures. Deliv made an agreement with the same mall operators last year to bring their same-day delivery service to hundreds of malls across the country.
“Same-day delivery is a new frontier in providing an outstanding consumer experience, something mall operators and retailers are uniquely able to provide thanks to their physical brick and mortar presence,” stated Daphne Carmeli, founder and CEO of Deliv. “With the support from our mall operators, Deliv is quickly becoming the defacto standard platform for retailers large and small to be able to leverage this physical presence and efficiently traverse the last few miles.”
Deliv uses a crowdsourced delivery personnel and intelligent technology platform to offer same-day delivery at prices that are equal or less than standard shipping fees. Deliv is available to mall tenants at each map and has been used to provide same-day delivery of products that range from luxury fashion brands and products to household goods, sports equipment, and electronics within hours.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry