Report: U.S. Same-Day Delivery Sales to Reach $4B by 2018

There’s a lot of buzz these days around same-day delivery, with major players like Google, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Newegg and others all looking for a piece of the action by launching services in major metro areas.

But questions remain: is there any sizzle to the steak? How big can this trend get? Is it just an urban phenomenon?

In a recent report, BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s industry research service, estimated that roughly $100 million worth of merchandise will be delivered same-day this year, with the market realizing a compound annual growth rate of 154% over the next five years, surpassing $4 billion in 2018.

Multichannel Merchant recently spoke to the report’s author, Cooper Smith, a senior analyst at BI Intelligence, about his report and the findings.

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