Menulog has today announced former CEO of Groupon Alistair Venn will join the company as managing director. Alistair will help Menulog to further accelerate its growth and give the startup greater focus on restaurant and customer engagement satisfaction.
Independent drone delivery service Flirtey has today announced it will be conducting its first ship-to-shore delivery to the US. The delivery will showcase the humanitarian potential of drones for the United Nations and the American Red Cross, among other participants.
Australian delivery startup Shippit has announced its first major retail partnership, signing on with Harvey Norman just a month after its alignment with Australia Post.
Sydney startup Nabable lets users buy and sell pre-loved furniture without the hassle of organising pickup and delivery
Sydney startup Nabable is a new marketplace for users to buy and sell secondhand furniture. The startup also gives users all the perks of a full-service offering by managing the listings, facilitating payments and transactions and taking care of pickup and delivery.
On-demand courier startup Zoom2u raises $1.85 million to expand across Australia into regional areas
On-demand courier startup Zoom2u has raised $1.85 million from existing investors Tony Gandel and Anthony Klok and new investor Mike Rosenbaum to help fund its expansion around Australia.
After a year of launches, the startup players in the Australian food and grocery space are starting to consolidate, with Grocery Butler today announcing a merger with Rocket Internet-backed ShopWings.
Sydney startup CampNow wants to take the inconvenience out of buying and renting camping gear by hiring and delivering equipment straight to your door.
The global decline in mail services in 2014 meant that Australia Post had to push further into parcel delivery and drive growth across the ecommerce and digital space. Following on their plans to maintain their competitive streak, Australia Post has strategically aligned with one of Australia’s fastest growing delivery startups Shippit.com.
Online fashion retailer The First Thread partners with Shippit to deliver local designers in three hours
Australian startups The First Thread and Shippit.com have today announced a partnership deal that aims to improve the way consumers shop online. The collaboration will enable fashion platform The First Thread to deliver pieces from Australian designers directly to consumers wardrobe in a three-hour window thanks to Shippit’s courier service.
Overnight, Australian delivery startup Sendle announced that it has entered a new strategic partnership with with online marketplace Etsy.
Sydney startup Zipmate relieves the disappointment of missed deliveries through its on-demand service
Ziip is looking to relieve that particular brand of disappointment that comes with missing deliveries. Cofounders Naby Mariyam and Hyacinthe Hamon saw that the logistic services of Australian delivery companies were substandard and have yet to keep up with the demands of online shoppers and decided to create a solution.
Launching just last week, Sydney-based startup Koala is looking to disrupt the bedding industry with its new state of the art mattress product and 4-hour delivery online experience.
Partnering with trusted brands is giving Australian startups like Sendle an edge over would-be competitors
Recent research by the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) found that 85 percent of its Small Business Motoring customers regularly use parcel delivery services and that 88 percent of this group rated delivery startup Sendle’s service more appealing and competitive than other options currently available to Australian businesses.
Although Australia Post are clearly being innovative with new products such as its digital mailbox, the communication and community buy-in surrounding these products are a serious issue. It has created a perception the organisation is perhaps not as innovative or forward thinking as it genuinely is.
Drone delivery startup Flirtey begins to commercialise its offering as it considers Series A funding
Drone technology startup Flirtey was the world’s first ‘drone delivery service’ to ever launch. In 2013, the startup was met with scepticism and ridicule by a pretty large portion of the media – including the startup media and this publication. In fairness, the company, founded by Matthew Sweeny, Ahmed Haider and Tom Bass, largely existed off a working (very early) prototype and drone delivery was a very new concept at the time.