Walmart Grocery is expanding its $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription across the U.S. – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart is expanding its brand-new “Delivery Unlimited” grocery delivery membership program to more stores across the U.S., with plans to reach over 50% of the country by year-end. The new program allows regular grocery delivery customers to pay either an annual fee of $98 or $12.95 on a monthly basis instead of paying the […]

Top EC articles in August, Apple privacy woes, autonomous delivery robotics Starship, and Zhihu – gpgmail

[ad_1] Top Articles in August We are back from Labor Day (which an ironically somewhat unkind Canadian EC subscriber noted also takes place up north). August was the most successful month for Extra Crunch since our launch about six months ago — so thank you to the thousands of new and continuing members that help […]

Starship Technologies CEO Lex Bayer on focus and opportunity in autonomous delivery – gpgmail

[ad_1] Starship Technologies is fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, and the robotics startup finds itself in a much-changed market compared to when it got its start in 2014. Founded by software industry veterans including Skype and Rdio co-founder Janis Friis, Starship’s focus is entirely on building and commercialization fleets of autonomous sidewalk […]

Target’s same-day pickup and delivery services growing at double the rate of 2018 – gpgmail

[ad_1] Target’s investment in same-day pickup and delivery options is paying off. The company, which today offers same-day in-store pickup, drive-up, and same-day delivery through its acquisition of Shipt, said this week that these services combined have more than doubled their sales in the last year. In addition, they accounted for more than a third […]

This Thiel Fellow thinks he can help scooters, drones, and delivery robots charge themselves with sunlight – gpgmail

[ad_1] From the time he was a high school student, Rohit Kalyanpur thought it was peculiar that although it’s possible to create energy from a solar panel, the panels have long been used almost exclusively on rooftops and as part of industrial-scale solar grids. “I hadn’t seen [anything solar-powered] in the things people use every […]

Starship Technologies Wants to Deploy Thousands of Delivery Robots at US Colleges

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. College campuses are being flooded with new students right now, but there could be some other new arrivals if Starship Technologies has its way. The robotics company has closed a new round of funding that will allow it to […]

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by the SF Chronicle and confirmed with Postmates by gpgmail. The on-demand delivery company told us last week that it expected the issuance of the permit to come […]

Walmart Canada rolls out nationwide grocery delivery through Instacart – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart’s relationship with Instacart deepened today with an expansion of their partnership across Canada for grocery delivery. Walmart Canada had previously run a 17-store pilot program with Instacart, starting last September, in both the Greater Toronto area and Winnipeg. With the expansion, Walmart Canada will offer same-day grocery delivery from nearly 200 Walmart stores […]

Flower delivery startup UrbanStems raises $12M to fund national expansion – gpgmail

[ad_1] UrbanStems is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. CEO Seth Goldman told me the startup has already been using the money to expand nationally. He explained that UrbanStems now has two delivery models — there are bike couriers who deliver plants and flowers within two hours in New York […]

Birth control delivery startup Nurx approaches $300M valuation – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nurx, citing 200,000 current patients and a monthly growth rate as high as 20%, has raised $32 million in Series C equity funding in a round co-led by existing investors Kleiner Perkins and Union Square Ventures. The company has also secured $20 million in debt, bringing total new capital to $52 million. The San […]