Tracking numbers? Old school. Sure, they’re useful to see where your package is in a pinch, but there are plenty of better ways to see what’s shipping to your home or apartment—and when—without having to click on links, copy and paste complicated alphanumeric codes, or anything like that.
We order from Grubhub pretty regularly in my house. But until this week it’s not something I knew could happen using Venmo.
Sometimes you just really need Slurpee, and now you can get one delivered—at least if you’re in New York.
iOS: We all get a lot of stuff in the mail these days. While you can sign up for all kinds of package-tracking services from the major shipping carriers, including individual tracking updates if you only care about an occasional package that’s on the way, I find it easiest to use an app like Arrive to keep track of…
I have always thought the concept of “gas delivery” was silly: All those apps you can use to summon a truck to your house or place of business, which then fills up your car with gas for you because you were too lazy to drive down the street to the gas station. But I get it, I do. If you’re just incredibly busy and…
Now instead of knowing your Amazon package will arrive “before 8 p.m.,” you’ll be able to track its location in real time and know exactly how many stops the delivery driver has to make before they arrive at your doorstep. This is thanks to a new Amazon feature called Map Tracking.
Amazon wants to get in your car. Unlike the company’s previous in-home delivery service, this move actually makes some sense. If you’re not comfortable letting a stranger into your house, but you also don’t want your packages to get stolen off the porch, then Amazon’s new In-Car deliveries are a decent compromise.
Venmo makes it easy to split the bill with friends, and Grubhub makes it easy to order dinner from your phone. Combining those two services into a single experience seems like a no-brainer, but it hasn’t been an option—until now.
Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping is a pretty great deal, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to get your order two days after you order it. Confused? I was too when my recent in-stock order took nearly a week to get to me.
There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism—even gummy bears aren’t safe—but I’d like to think most people try to eat ethically where they can. If you are one of those people, you should delete all those super convenient delivery apps on your phone.
In the arms race between Amazon and Google, homebodies are the clear winners. (Warehouse workers… not so much.) But Google’s latest parry, Google Express, sidesteps the warehouse entirely, delivering orders from your local stores straight to your home. It works a bit differently than Prime, even with Amazon’s recent…
Tony Xu grew up as the child of immigrants, working in his mom’s restaurant before going onto Stanford and working at McKinsey, eBay, and Square. In 2013 he started the food delivery service DoorDash, at first running the deliveries himself. Now his company employs 500 people, works with over 200,000 delivery people,…
So you ordered that cool new doodad from Amazon and it was supposed to arrive today, but it didn’t. Yet you’ve been sent a delivery confirmation telling you it made it there on time. Was it stolen? Maybe! But here’s another possible explanation.
The holiday season means you’ll probably be sending or receiving a few packages, whose delicate (or lively) contents might require a little more love and affection during transit than your average UPS delivery. Slapping a bunch of “Fragile” stickers on it might grant you a sense of security, but a former parcel…
Postmates, the get-anything-delivered service, usually charges $5.99 per delivery (or $3.99 for deliveries from Postmates partners). For frequent Postmates users, a $9.99 monthly fee gets you Postmates Unlimited, with no delivery fees on orders over $20.
Reminding you of your friends’ birthdays, showing you which of your relatives is racist, meddling in global geopolitics... truly there is nothing Facebook can’t do. The next step in their quest to monopolize your attention: Food delivery.
Besides the endless supply of samples, Costco’s chief appeal has always been that you can get huge quantities of food and sundries at very reasonable prices. But, though Costco hasn’t needed an online presence in the past, Amazon’s recent expansion of both Prime Pantry and Amazon Fresh seems to have prompted the chain…
Whether you’re watching tonight’s debate with friends, alone, or alone with a friendly bottle, food delivery services Grubhub and Seamless want to make sure you’re at least well fed. Both will give you 5% off your order of $10 or more, tonight only.
Of course, not all of us have the luxury of ordering lunch every day, but this tip from The Science of Us is a good one: Use delivery services’ “order ahead” feature to have something delicious and healthy delivered for lunch, and save future, hungry you from having to choose between a salad and a burger.
While Amazon Prime is more expensive than was in the old days, Amazon is at least making it worth your while. Now, Prime members in 11 more cities can get same-day delivery on certain items with an order of $35 or more.