|VENTURE FUNDING TOTAL||$1.5M|
|Angel, 12/07 |
DeliveryEdge (formerly LicketyShip) was a same day, door-to-door delivery service. Launched in 2006 after winning a Notre Dame business plan competition, the service could be used for local business deliveries or last minute packages that need to arrive ASAP. It was only available in California metro areas.
The premise behind that business was that couriers could make local deliveries quickly and conveniently, but they’re not always easy to setup, trustworthy or affordable. LicketyShip’s site used patent-pending software that selects the best courier available for your delivery.
LicketyShip originally launched as a delivery service for online stores. They changed business model in March of 2007 their company blog said, “A lot of our users have been e-mailing us asking where the shopping site went. The short answer: it will be back soon, with a big surprise. We can’t say much more for now, but the wait will be worth wait.”
|Launch Date||September 27, 2006|
|Tags||licketyship, shipping, delivery|
Licketship can be used by businesses, consumers and classifieds sites to deliver pretty much anything. They recently partnered with the LA Times to offer LicketyShip as a delivery option for the Times’ 40,000 classified listings on Recycler.com
LicketyShip deliveries are setup by logging on to the site, inputing the start and finish locations, and then paying with a credit card. A short while later, a courier will show up to your door to deliver your package in 1 to 4 hours, depending on your needs and payment (prices start at $19.99). Goods can be up to a whopping 5500 pounds choosing anything from pickup trucks to 14-footers. Once goods have been picked up, their progress can be tracked on the website, email, or SMS.