For anyone unfamiliar, Sidecar is a company that offers three services: Connecting riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicles, a carpooling app called Shared Rides, and Sidecar Deliveries. Sidecar rides are available in 10 U.S. markets, operating in 11 cities. The company has completed almost 100,000 deliveries for retailers in only five months.
In the beginning of this year it became apparent that Sidecar was starting to focus less on human transport and shift the focus more towards deliveries. Not only does Sidecar deliver everything from “groceries to flowers, and tacos to power tools,” they offer same-day delivery for as low as $4.99 and one hour delivery for $7.49. The company boasts that 95% of their deliveries arrive within the delivery window or sooner, and even more exciting, if your delivery is late, it’s free.
In March of this year, Sidecar partnered with a company that would change the way goods were delivered. This company is called EAT24, an already established delivery vendor, and the partnership was formed to reduce prices and shorten delivery times. The main idea is to combine food deliveries with existing trips and routes, meaning that your food may not be the only thing in the car, but it will get there faster and cost less.
What Sidecar is doing is more than just offering rideshares— it is revolutionizing the way customers and retailers use deliveries. Watch out, FedEx and DHL!
Felicia is an intern at Unleashed, LLC. She is from upstate NY, and is currently pursuing a Marketing degree at Bentley University. One day she hopes to travel the world and visit every continent.