LicketyShip is a new same-day delivery service (covered at TechCrunch) that provides door-to-door deliveries in local areas (CA only right now). I’ve been trading emails with CEO Robert Pazornik, trying to set up a time to talk.
Recall the spectacular failure of similar service Kozmo (mentioned in the TechCrunch post), which raised $250 million (that’s right) and stopped operating in 2001. But Pazornik has devised some clever ways to avoid a similar fate (by using existing courier infrastructure):
You tell us what you need delivered, when, and where it’s going. Our patent-pending software compares prices, capabilities, and reputations of couriers in your area, and selects the best courier available for your delivery. You can place your order with just a credit card, and track your delivery instantly on our website.
Learn more below about how LicketyShip works for consumers, retailers, and classifieds.
The question here is how well the efficiently the site can leverage this existing infrastructure and keep costs down while providing a margin for itself.
More to come . . .