Same-day delivery with the sharing economy

Same-day delivery with the sharing economy

Marshall Hughes, co-founder and CEO of delivery start-up Passel, discusses the art of same-day delivery:

  • Funding of delivery start-ups, including Passel
  • Different delivery models (2:35)
    • Crowd-sourcing
    • Sharing economy
    • Gig economy
  • How companies such as Uber and Lyft are contributing to traffic congestion (5:28)
  • Passel’s domestic expansion plans (7:10) and international expansion plans (7:58)
  • Some of the challenges of expanding into other markets (8:45)
  • Environmental considerations in the last mile (10:06)
  • The same-day delivery market, including customers’ varying delivery expectations (12:35)
  • Recruiting new delivery people (17:35)
  • The technology behind on-demand same-day delivery (19:35)

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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