While 45 percent of British consumers say that next-day delivery would make them more likely to shop with a merchant, 66 percent of retailers offer this kind of service. Also, some retailers fail to meet consumers' needs regarding free delivery.
Noyes, a German provider of very small warehouses, has raised 3.8 million dollars (3.23 million euros) in seed funding. The investment comes at a time where there are many instant-delivery providers looking for storefronts that can be converted into small warehouses.
Jokr, an instant-delivery retail platform from German entrepreneur Ralf Wenzel, has raised 170 million dollars (144 million euros) from investors. The funding round comes barely four months after the startup launched in Europe and the Americas.
Parcel delivery service Instabox has quadrupled its revenues in Sweden last year. Sales went from 6 million euros to 24 million euros. At the same time, the number of users grew more than 150 percent. Currently, over 2 million people in Sweden use the company's parcel locker solution.