Episode 133: 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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