If you see smartphones dangling from trees outside an Amazon delivery station or your local Woolworths, it’s not because gig-economy Christmas decorations are already up. (It happens earlier every year!) Those phones are there for contract delivery drivers who are gaming Amazon’s distribution system.
Well, it’s official now ” Uber is expanding its presence in the food delivery game. After several rumours last week, Uber announced today that it bought U.S. food-delivery app Postmates for $US2.65 ($4) billion in an all-stock transaction.
In its latest attempt to keep up with Amazon’s indomitable hold on the e-commerce space, Walmart has announced it’s introducing two-hour delivery for nearly 2,000 stores in the coming weeks.