July 4, 2015

Curbside pickup

Walking through Washington DC last week I saw this sign at a restaurant. It made me think that there's a huge opportunity for services offered by a curbside pickup model.  Airlines have done a good job at certain airports and drive-thru ATMs and fast food chains as well.  In urban sprawls like Los Asngeles, São Paulo, Mexico City or Shanghai where people spend so much commuting time in their vehicles and parking is a nightmare, and if you combine this need with the one-click convenience that Über has developed, suddenly there's a potentially interesting new business opportunity for drugstores, grocery items, laundry or a combination ecommerce/curbside pickup that reduces mailing costs.

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