18 Growing Delivery Companies & Startups (2024)

by Josh Howarth
February 5, 2024

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If you’re reading this right now you’ve most likely used delivery or on-demand delivery service within the past year. From ride-hailing behemoths like Uber to mainstream food delivery with Doordash, COVID-19 has only accelerated the trend of getting anything we want, anytime we want it.

In 2023 alone, food delivery revenue exceeded $910 billion. Major players have expanded into everything from prescription delivery to shopping at convenience stores and dropping off household items like toothpaste or toilet paper. Fun Fact: 59% of the on-demand market is in Asia.

Check out our list of the hottest on-demand delivery startups that are pushing the frontier of delivery with drones, software, and last-mile delivery in some of the trickiest places to navigate on Earth.

1. Ziply

5-year search growth: 99x+

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2014

Location: Beverly Hills, CA

Funding: Undisclosed

What they do: Ziply is a delivery startup that focuses on providing quick and affordable same-day delivery services for businesses. They offer a range of delivery options including on-demand and scheduled deliveries, with real-time tracking updates for customers. 

Ziply's platform also provides businesses with analytics and data insights to optimize their delivery operations.

2. GoShare

5-year search growth: 669%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2014

Location: San Diego, California

Funding: $8M (Seed)

What they do: If you’ve ever wanted to pick up a piece of furniture or move a large object from one place to another, you’ve probably wished you could have a truck on demand for the time you need it, and then an easy return process.

Enter GoShare. GoShare is trusted by leading vendors like Costco, HomeGoods, Pepsi and more for last-mile delivery. Individual users can download the GoShare app and have delivery professionals on-demand in less than an hour. Their platform has over 13,000 drivers, 100,000 customers, and covers 40 cities in the U.S.

3. Snappy Shopper

5-year search growth: 7,800%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2017

Location: Dundee, United Kingdom

Funding: $23.6M (Series Unknown)

What they do: Snappy Shopper is a UK-based grocery delivery platform that partners with independent retailers to offer on-demand delivery to customers. The app connects shoppers with their local store, allowing them to browse and purchase products for delivery or collection.

The company also offers white-label solutions for retailers to create their own branded grocery delivery service.

4. Loship

5-year search growth: -17%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2014

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Funding: $12M (Series C)

What they do: Vietnam is a surprisingly large country of around 79 million people, leading to an incredibly high demand for delivery services throughout the country. Ho Chi Minh based startup Loship provides food, grocery, and medicine delivery along with ride-hailing.

With a fresh round of funding from Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, Loship is looking to revamp its app and add fresh capabilities. Loship’s current fleet is around 70,000 drivers and 200,000 participating merchants, serving 2 million customers. Vietnam’s eCommerce sector is expected to be worth $23 Billion by 2025, according to a Bain report.

5. Beelivery

5-year search growth: 33%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: London, UK

Funding: $6.4M (Series A)

What they do: Beelivery is the United Kingdom’s answer to America’s plethora of delivery services, offering 15-60 minute grocery delivery via their 10,000 strong legion of drivers.

They currently serve over 90 cities and the goal is to have a driver within a half-mile of any customer on their platform, with delivery in 15 minutes or less.

6. Dinnerly

5-year search growth: -33%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2017

Location: New York, NY

Funding: Undisclosed

What they do: Dinnerly is a meal kit delivery service that offers affordable, easy-to-cook recipes designed for weeknight dinners. Customers can choose from a variety of options, including meat, vegetarian, and family-friendly meals, and receive pre-portioned ingredients and recipe cards delivered to their doorstep.

The company prides itself on using high-quality ingredients and eco-friendly packaging, while keeping costs low by eliminating fancy marketing and complicated recipes.

7. Trifecta

5-year search growth: 59%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: Sacramento, California

Funding: $23.9M (Series B)

What they do: Trifecta’s on-demand meal delivery service caters to the premium, organic-only customer and competes against established giants like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and other weight loss companies. Their business model and marketing are laser-focused on weight loss results rather than harp on delicious meal options.

8. Rappi

5-year search growth: -38%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Funding: $2.3B (Secondary Market)

What they do: Rappi is a technology startup and super app that offers a wide range of on-demand services such as food delivery, groceries, medicine, and even cash withdrawals in Latin America. The company operates in 9 countries including Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, and has partnerships with thousands of businesses to deliver their products and services to consumers. 

With a focus on innovation and customer service, Rappi has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the region, expanding beyond its initial food delivery business to a variety of offerings.

9. Flexport

5-year search growth: -19%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2013

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: $2.4B (Corporate Round)

What they do: Flexport is one of the original delivery and freight forwarding companies to use tech as a tool for a traditionally very old-fashioned industry, which is commercial delivery.

Serving customers through airfreight, ocean shipping, or over-land, Flexport today counts more than 10,000 shipping clients and suppliers across 200 countries as their client base. Their ultimate vision is to build a global delivery system that crosses all borders and boundaries worldwide.

10. Darkstore

5-year search growth: 245%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2017

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: $80.1M (Series A)

What they do: Dark stores are small fulfillment centers or branches that exist only as local delivery points to drastically speed up the time customers receive their orders.

Darkstore has the grand idea of making all of the world’s products available to anyone no matter where they are in the world. Speed is their core value, with logistics guru Lee Hnetika (former startup WunWun acquired by Alfred) having narrowed down on 1 hour delivery as a key advantage.

11. Shippify

5-year search growth: 88%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2014

Location: Bello Horizonte, Brazil

Funding: $1M (Seed)

What they do: LATAM-based Shippify is a leading 3PL and last-mile delivery provider for Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Ecuador. They’ve developed an operating system for shipping that lets merchants track, configure, and create their own customized shipping process using local drivers called “Shippers.

Businesses often need on-demand logistics like restocking and same-day delivery and Shippify was built to bridge that gap. Over 160 companies in the LATAM region use Shippify daily.

12. NimbleRX

5-year search growth: 650%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2015

Location: Redwood City, California

Funding: $74.9M (Series Unknown)

What they do: Nimble is one of America’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand prescription startups. The process for users is pretty simple: You sign up, enter your insurance, order your prescription, and have it delivered to your house. Pharmacies like it because it boosts customer retention, patients because it simplifies an often tedious and annoying routine.

Nimble achieved 85% coverage of the U.S. by the end of summer 2021, and $1B in revenue by the end of the year.

13. Ninja Van

5-year search growth: 122%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2014

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Funding: $974.5M (Series E)

What they do: Last-mile delivery is a huge challenge in Asia, where congested roads and millions of people mean that simply dropping off a package can be the hardest part of the journey. Ninja Van, and their proprietary software and logistics network, serve over 117,000,000 Southeast Asians and deliver over 2M packages each day.

Over 600,000 sellers in Asia utilize Ninja to successfully deliver packages via air or road.

14. Wolt

5-year search growth: 300%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2014

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Funding: $822.5M (Series E)

What they do: Wolt is a technology company that operates a food delivery platform across more than 20 countries. Users can order food from thousands of restaurants and have it delivered directly to their doorstep.

Wolt offers a seamless user experience, with features such as real-time tracking, live chat support, and personalized recommendations.

15. Kitopi

5-year search growth: 215%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2018

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Funding: $864M (Series C)

What they do: Kitopi is a managed cloud kitchen platform that helps restaurants make and deliver food. The company procures the ingredients, prepares the meals, packages them, and delivers them while the brand owner manages and markets the restaurant. In 2023, Kitopi reached $125.6M in revenue and works with over 200 kitchens in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

16. Printful

5-year search growth: 130%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2013

Location: Charlotte, NC

Funding: $130M (Private Equity)

What they doPrintful is a print-on-demand dropshipping service that enables individuals and businesses to design, sell, and distribute custom apparel, accessories, and home decor products online. With Printful, users can upload their own designs or use the platform's design tools to create products for their online store, without worrying about inventory or fulfillment.

Printful's integration with major ecommerce platforms and marketplaces makes it easy for anyone to start selling their custom products online.

17. Rinse

5-year search growth: 45%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2013

Location: San Francisco, California

Funding: $23.5M (Seed)

What they do: Doing laundry is one of the most tedious weekly tasks that we face, unless you’re in a household with an in-unit washer and dryer. Rinse solves this with their on-demand laundry delivery service coordinated through their app. Subscribers can get monthly laundry service for a flat fee of $60/month, or a variety of customized solutions including dry cleaning.

Rinse claims to save users 3 hours per a load of laundry, with over 250 years of customer time saved already. Their workforce is entirely composed of W2 employees instead of relying on freelancers like many other on-demand platforms.

18. Nuro

5-year search growth: 0%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2016

Location: Mountain View, California

Funding: $2.1B (Series D)

What they do: Nuro’s ubiquitous self-driving delivery vehicles deliver everything from a Domino’s Pizza to medicine from CVS and even a burrito bowl from Chipotle. The vessel itself is a zero-emission, electric propulsion car with maximum protection for pedestrians like emergency braking and a rounded front end.

Nuro was the first company to have a commercial deployment permit by California, one of the most difficult places to receive a self-driving license fit for public roads.


As software continues to “eat the world” and consumers demand more and more convenience, expect the growing on-demand market to innovate through drones, autonomous vehicles, and other innovative methods of reducing the time it takes to get the things we need.

Delivery startups are unique in their near-universal equality since the barriers to entry are fairly low, and demand is high worldwide. Watch for several trends like self-driving vehicles, Web 3.0, and more powerful software to further impact this competitive space.