Last mile groceries
My apartment happens to be above a Whole Foods in San Francisco and my friends often say to me that if they lived above a Whole Foods they would eat there constantly. While I like Whole Foods, it doesn’t have everything I need or want unfortunately and I don’t always have time to shop for myself.
That’s where services like Instacart, Amazon Fresh, Google Shopping Express, Safeway.com, and Postmates come in to hopefully save me time.
As a startup guy and engineer, I think the last mile logistics space is super interesting. It’s a hot space and ripe for disruption and it’s fun to watch different companies attempt to survive in it. Uber, Lyft, Flywheel, etc are all trying battle it out with ride-sharing, but for me, groceries are a bit more complex of a problem. Bigger inventories, more possibility for optimization, and a bigger set of UX issues to solve for the end user.
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