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Growing a Delivery Business

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Don’t Build It In-House, There's An API For That

If you’re looking to build a commodity feature, there’s probably an API for that — and that API will most likely be better than what you can produce.
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Build Or Buy? The Pros And Cons Of Using APIs

An infographic about what a business might choose an API instead of building their own software.
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Outsourcing Courier Service: Should You Do It?

Should I outsource courier service? Small businesses & startups will ponder this question when they’re just figuring out their business model. Learn more!
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The Importance Of Startup Culture

When Yoav Lurie raised $6 million in Series B funding, he quickly grew his team from 20 to more than 60 people in a matter of months. Find out more!
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How To Start A (Successful) Meal Prep Business?

Are you looking to start a profitable meal prep business? In this article, we give you advice and strategies from a food delivery pro.
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Best 4 E-Commerce Platforms For Small Businesses In 2021

Looking to bring your small business online? The information out there can be overwhelming, so we've done the research and saved you hours of homework.
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Last Mile Delivery Cost: A Small Business Guide

Local delivery for small businesses sounds simple enough, but did you know you should actually use a last mile delivery model? Keep reading to learn how.
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Trucking Cost per Mile Calculator: Free Spreadsheet

As a delivery business, it's crucial to know what your costs per mile are. Here's some guidance and a free calculator to help you manage your costs.
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How Food Delivery Businesses Are Operating During COVID-19

While most small businesses are getting hit hard by COVID-19, food delivery businesses are seeing a surge in activity.
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A Primer On Small Business Loans

Short term loans give you cash flow to cover the cost of raw products, payroll, rent, fuel, and other delivery costs which can be difficult to maintain.
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4 Ways IoT Sensors Can Improve Fleet Performance

In addition to GPS tracking and route optimization, there are many other ways IoT-connected sensors can help improve fleet performance.
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How To Grow Your Online Grocery Delivery Business

The pandemic has taught grocers to be flexible and to adapt. Let's see how you can profitably grow your online grocery business operations.
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6 Ways To Reduce Last Mile Delivery Costs

Mismanaging last mile delivery can cost a small business. Big time. We outline six ways to lower deliver costs and improve your bottom line.
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How SMBs Can Prepare For The 2021 Online Holiday Rush

2021 will be the biggest holiday season ever for online shopping, and not just for the big guys. Here’s how to ensure you can keep your promises to customers.
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Fixing The Last Mile Delivery Problem For Local Businesses

Are you a business delivering food, flowers, or furniture? Learn how you can ensure everything is delivered on time and in perfect condition.
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Top Last-Mile Delivery Companies

Grow your revenue by delivering straight to the customer's door. Choosing the right last-mile delivery company is essential to your small business’ success.
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What Is Last Mile Delivery: Challenges and Solutions

What is last mile delivery? It's the part where goods are taken from a business warehouse or hub to be delivered to a final destination.
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How To Start A Successful Courier Business

The demand for local courier services is here! Here’s how you can start a successful courier business and make it profitable.
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Last Mile Delivery Best Practices For Local Businesses

How do you level up your home delivery if you’ve never scaled this part of your business before? Here is a list of best practices for your business.
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Last Mile Delivery Guide 2021 : Unblock Your Growth

Last mile delivery is the most expensive part of the supply chain, accounting for 40-50% of total shipping costs. Learn how route optimization can help.
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How Small Businesses Can Compete With Amazon Prime

Customers are expecting more from their delivery experience than ever before due to the Amazon Effect – even from small, local delivery businesses.
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How To Cut Gas Costs In Your Delivery Business

Last mile delivery businesses are facing huge gas price increases. Here are some ways to keep costs down, while also keeping customers & drivers happy.
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