It’s safe to say that same-day delivery isn’t a passing trend: vendors and carriers are listening by expanding their reach to major areas to make same-day delivery a reality.
Startup Deliv for example, has plans to expand to four new metropolitan areas and 18 shopping centers. Delivs expansion is just on the heels of Google’s recent move to offer its same-day delivery service in more stores and cities, while Amazon is preparing its first bricks-and-mortar location in Manhattan.
The expansion which will include Beverly Center in Los Angeles, brings the total cities to 30. It will also begin operations in other major cities on the West and East coasts.
The Postal Regulatory Commission approved a plan that will allow for the USPS to delivery groceries between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. The two-year market test is currently restricted to San Francisco, but may someday be a national program.
The USPS has been testing grocery delivery since August with Amazon Fresh. The operational test done by the Postal Service processed an average of 160 deliveries per day in 38 zip codes.
The test was designed to help bring the USPS’ grocery delivery services into other major cities throughout the U.S. The Postal Service currently only makes deliveries when mail trucks are not in use.