Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand delivery service provider, announced that it has launched its services in Dallas-Fort Worth in the US.
It offers last-mile delivery services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across multiple industries, including catering, retail, ecommerce, manufacturing, and construction. Brick-and-mortar shops such as independent bookstores and clothing boutiques can use its multi-stop delivery feature to fulfill local orders, while individuals can deliver items they have sold or purchased in online marketplaces through the platform.
Lalamove said it doesn’t impose a revenue share model, which means local restaurants can charge delivery fees to their customers without having to pay for commission, unlike with specialized food delivery platforms.
Starting at USD 8.90, each Lalamove delivery in Dallas is calculated based on the vehicle type that customers choose and the package weight and size. The startup claims that it offers one of the lowest starting prices in the market for intra-city same-day delivery service.
“Following our success in Asia and Latin America, we saw the US as the next logical market to make on-demand and same-day delivery possible for everyone at the touch of a button,” the company told Tech in Asia.
According to the startup, the on-demand delivery service economy in the US is valued at around USD 13 billion annually.
With more than 500 delivery partners on the platform, Lalamove plans to onboard over 1,000 drivers by the end of 2020, as well as expand its local operational team in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It also plans to launch its services in Houston and Chicago within the year.
Established in 2013, Lalamove says it is currently operating in 22 markets across Asia, North America, and Latin America, connecting more than 7 million customers with over 700,000 delivery partners.
This article was originally published by Tech in Asia.