RSG182: Inside the Lightning-Fast Delivery Revolution

Today’s episode is a replay of our conversation at Curbivore about the lightning fast delivery revolution. This conversation includes Emma Liem Beckett, David Lin, Marc Ziade, and is moderated by Matt Newberg – you can find links to their companies and publications in the show notes below!

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Fast Delivery Depends on Vehicles

  • Trikes, bikes, scooters
  • Helps to get deliveries around faster
  • Partnerships with companies in development
  • What’s holding this up? Regulations!

Why Super Fast Delivery?

  • People can’t always plan ahead for meals, grocery deliveries
  • Rely on super fast delivery for meals, either restaurant or items for them to cook at home
  • Many people use these services daily!

Is This Actually Beneficial for Restaurants?

  • Yes – new market, brand awareness
  • Delivery fees – companies are trying to cap these, work with businesses
  • Vertical integration helps to lower costs, especially for the consumer
  • Lower barrier to entry for some super fast delivery companies

Logistical Challenges

  • Fresh food delivery
  • Sustainability
  • Temperature control – last mile delivery

Keys to Success for Fast Delivery

  • Price, speed, selection
  • Price is the most important for most shoppers
  • To be super fast, proximity will be key
  • Drives efficiency, which allows companies to have a lower cost structure


  • Big thanks to all of our panelists!
  • There will be monthly webinars like this, leading up to our in person event in LA!
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Show Notes