The 2019 Onfleet Guide to 4/20 Delivery

The 2019 Onfleet Guide to 4/20 Delivery

With 4/20 fast approaching, we decided to take a look back at how the Super Bowl of cannabis has impacted the industry — specifically the delivery of cannabis — over the past couple of years.If you’re in the industry, we hope this guide will help you prepare for the
Three Years In…Three Lessons Learned

Three Years In…Three Lessons Learned

Three years ago today we founded Onfleet to address what we saw as a glaring need for modern, delightful, cloud-based local delivery management software. After spending two years at Stanford University building location-based services tools for last-mile delivery, our founding team developed a passion for tackling complex challenges in the
7 Delivery Trends That Took 2017 by Storm

7 Delivery Trends That Took 2017 by Storm

Here at Onfleet, delivery logistics makes our wheels turn. We’ve worked diligently this last year to bring you the latest delivery happenings and trends in our weekly newsletter, Delivered (subscribe today by entering your email address below), and we thought it’d be fun to take a look back
10M Deliveries Later: Moving Forward as the Last-Mile Landscape Evolves

10M Deliveries Later: Moving Forward as the Last-Mile Landscape Evolves

In early 2016, less than one year after the start of Onfleet, we hit our first huge milestone as a company, 1 million deliveries powered. With sustained growth over the following eight quarters amidst an industry that is constantly changing, consolidating and acquiring to scale, we’re thrilled to report
The 4/20 Impact on the On-Demand Economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 4/20 Impact on the On-Demand Economy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every year, on April 20th, cannabis enthusiasts around the world light up to celebrate their beloved herb. Being based in California, where 4/20 originated several decades ago, and having many cannabis delivery customers and partners on the Onfleet platform, we decided to crunch some numbers and explore how this
A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

The Guardsmen’s famous holiday tradition gets a little help from Onfleet this ChristmasFor almost 70 years, members of the San Francisco-based non-profit, The Guardsmen, have been donating their time and resources to provide underprivileged youth with something special to celebrate during the holiday season. Composed of civic-minded young professionals
With Onfleet, Meadow Delivers the “High Life” to California Patients

With Onfleet, Meadow Delivers the “High Life” to California Patients

In today’s world, negative views on the long-controversial application of marijuana for medicinal purposes have finally begun to recede, paving the way for emerging companies to provide cannabis and a wide variety of its derivatives to patients in need. However, pioneering this newly-recognized and increasingly profitable market comes with
8 characters from #OITNB that could make it in the Gig Economy

8 characters from #OITNB that could make it in the Gig Economy

According to the American Bar Association, there are over 45,000 laws (or “collateral consequences”) in the United States that restrict the activities of those with criminal pasts. This obviously makes employment opportunities for ex-felons scarce — often requiring re-entrants to settle for low-skill jobs with no flexibility and little hope
Outsourced vs. In-house Delivery? We Did the Math

Outsourced vs. In-house Delivery? We Did the Math

If you do a quick Google search, you’ll find that a number of “Delivery as a Service” companies have popped up in recent months, all vying to take over your last-mile delivery operations. Tread cautiously. With promises of enhanced transparency, lower overhead, and the ability to pay as you
Viva la On-Demand: What SF Can Learn from Puerto Vallarta

Viva la On-Demand: What SF Can Learn from Puerto Vallarta

A fellow Onfleeter and I spent a week in Puerto Vallarta to survey the local On-Demand landscape and, well, sunbathe (mostly sunbathe, but we collected a lot of intel nonetheless). Made soft by San Francisco, the unrivaled mecca of app-driven indulgences, we tempered our expectations in preparation for a precipitous
Delivering Cannabis is Like Delivering Anything Else

Delivering Cannabis is Like Delivering Anything Else

After powering millions of deliveries — including hundreds of thousands of cannabis deliveries — we’ve found that delivering cannabis is a lot like delivering . . . well, anything else. Okay, so the Fed does still consider it a highly dangerous schedule one drug, and the laws vary widely depending on where you are
Onfleet Helps Foxtrot Deliver “The Good Life”

Onfleet Helps Foxtrot Deliver “The Good Life”

Almost as soon as Foxtrot opened its doors for business in 2014, its innovative perspective on gourmet indulgences and basic kitchen necessities proved to be a hit with the Uber generation. What initially attracted Chicago’s bustling young professional crowd was just that fact alone: there were no physical doors
Onfleet’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Bliss

Onfleet’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Bliss

Still struggling to find the perfect gift for your significant other, mom, or bestie (#GALentinesday) this Valentine’s Day? You’re in luck! On-Demand darlings Foxtrot, Doughbies, UrbanStems, Saucey, and Meadow have got you covered 💝FoxtrotPlaying cupid in Chicago with floral bouquets, high-end chocolates, cocktail kits, and unisex watches.Le
How Super Bowl 50 Impacted the On-Demand Economy

How Super Bowl 50 Impacted the On-Demand Economy

Super Bowl 50 was a week-long party for those of us lucky enough to call the City by the Bay home. Tourists from all corners of the country started flocking in early last week, choosing to spend their hard earned money at the biggest event of the year. Denver and
The On-Demand explosion of 2015…and what’s coming in 2016

The On-Demand explosion of 2015…and what’s coming in 2016

While 2015 may have been the year of the goat, to many tech pundits, it was the year of the On-Demand startup. With unprecedented investor interest and round the clock launches of “Uber for X” services to get consumers what they want, when they want it, wherever they are, the
Pumpkin Spice and Other Things Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Other Things Nice

As Halloween nears and the leaves start to change colors, many delivery companies are switching up their offerings to reflect the season. Here are some delivery companies and the fun treats they have in store.Apothecarium (San Francisco)Caramel cornChocolate dipper Stroop waffleLollipopSmoresBloomThat (Bay Area and NY)Pumpkin kitDoughbies (San
Going Green in an On-Demand World

Going Green in an On-Demand World

The rise of the On-Demand Economy — or more harshly dubbed Shut-in Economy — has effectively eliminated many of yesteryear’s barriers to gratuitous consumption. The running list of food, wares, and services you can magically summon right to your door from the comfort of a smartphone app or Amazon dash button
7 Ways You Can Get New Delivery Customers Today

7 Ways You Can Get New Delivery Customers Today

For many local businesses, acquiring customers is one of the last things they want to think about. People, after all, don’t generally start businesses to generate demand — they do so because they share an innate love or understanding for their product. However, marketing your local business doesn’t have
A Snapshot of Today’s Local Delivery Workforce

A Snapshot of Today’s Local Delivery Workforce

The local delivery space is rapidly changing. To figure more about what’s actually going on, we surveyed over 200 companies ranging from pizza to furniture delivery. What we uncovered reveals some distinct baselines across industries as well as industry-specific ways of doing things. Check out more below.What are
8 Alcohol Delivery Services to Keep in Mind This Labor Day

8 Alcohol Delivery Services to Keep in Mind This Labor Day

Ever hosted a barbecue only to run out of alcohol?Any way you look at it, it’s an embarrassing situation to be in. Inevitably, someone is running out to the nearest grocery or liquor store to get more.This Labor Day, be prepared with these services up your sleeve
What is Delivery Management?

What is Delivery Management?

Is it a more general method of project management or the process of managing the movement of goods from one place to another?In short, it depends.It depends on who you are and what you’re looking for. If you’re a business in charge of getting results or
The On-Demand Conference Recap

The On-Demand Conference Recap

The On-Demand Conference took place yesterday in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the biggest and brightest names in the on-demand economy. What resulted were dynamic talks and insight into the past, present, and future of on-demand.The realities of scale:It’s about making things better:On