Deliv Acquires Zipments, Furthering Its Lead as the Same-Day Delivery Provider for Retail
Acquisition Strengthens Deliv’s New York Foothold as the Company Continues to Expand Nationwide
11/9/2015 – Menlo Park, CA – Leading crowdsourced, last mile delivery company Deliv, today announced it has acquired Zipments, New York City’s preeminent same-day delivery company. This marks thesecond acquisition for Deliv, giving it a particularly strong foothold and delivery density in New York City, one of the largest markets for same-day delivery in the country.
With the acquisition of Zipments, Deliv now provides same-day service for nearly 4,000 clients nationwide. Zipments services marquis brands such as DVF, Ted Baker, and Trina Turk, on-demand companies such as Casper, Handy, and Plated, local merchants such as B&H, Murray’s Cheese and Epicerie Boulud, as well as large corporate clients who need to send packages across town.
“Zipments has established itself as the leader of same-day delivery in New York City, and the team has done a magnificent job building up its profitable business in this prime and complex market,” said Daphne Carmeli, founder and CEO of Deliv. “When you consider that one of the keys to our business is route density, joining forces enhances operational efficiencies. We also share a similar philosophy, similar business model, and similar clients, so Zipments is a great match for us on multiple levels.”
Deliv powers scheduled, same-day delivery and returns for many top national retailers and category leaders, such as Best Buy, EXPRESS, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma, as well as thousands of local merchants and innovative, pure-play e-commerce companies like BloomThat, Cako, Urban Stems, and Laundry Locker. The company partners with these merchants on the back-end to ensure that they maintain their critical connection with customers, providing a completely seamless experience for consumers. Deliv currently operates in 17 markets.
“Deliv is the de facto leader in same-day delivery for omni-channel retailers and has one of the largest same-day delivery footprints in the nation,” said Garrick Pohl, founder and CEO of Zipments. “We’re thrilled to join such a great team to further disrupt last mile logistics in retail.”
Deliv is a crowdsourced, last mile logistics company that powers scheduled, same-day delivery and returns for omnichannel retailers, local businesses and eCommerce companies. Deliv enhances the customer experience by giving customers the choice to receive their items whenever and wherever they want. Deliv allows retailers to offer their customers a same-day delivery option as they shop from their website, mobile app or from their physical brick and mortar store. By simply adding the Deliv same-day delivery option into their existing checkout process, the retailer preserves the customer shopping experience and fulfills orders from inventory in their local brick and mortar stores or other points of local distribution all while maintaining ownership and data from each customer transaction.
Deliv has partnered with thousands of national and regional retailers and e-tailers, including Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma, as well as the nation’s six largest mall operators. The company currently operates in 17 markets. Deliv is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, and is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.deliv.co.
Zipments is the delivery-your-way logistics company. Zipments is the first delivery network that enables collaboration between delivery specialists and teams of specialists, allowing for the utmost in last mile flexibility and customization. Using the most up-to-date technology for mobile dispatching and routing, Zipments efficiently manages a nimble, mobile workforce with minimal costs and overhead. The result is a national-local delivery infrastructure that promises both precision in delivery and cost-effective last mile solutions. Zipments investors include FirstMark Capital, Huron River Ventures, Chicago Ventures and The Windquest Group, and the company is headquarted in New York City. www.zipments.com.