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Can food delivery startups succeed in competition with Amazon, Uber, and Facebook?

Konstantin Voyku QA Engineer at StarOfService

June 22nd, 2017

Shortly after Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods was reported, analysts publicly soured on Blue Apron’s upcoming IPO. Furthermore, it’s believed by many that all companies in the food delivery realm — from pre-packaged meal businesses like Hello Fresh to grocery delivery startups like Instacart — could struggle against the technological might and logistical resources of major tech companies like Amazon, Uber, and Facebook. Do you have faith in delivery/grocery startups, or will they all be subsumed by major tech players in a decade?

K. Robbins Head Moose at Moose WorldWide Digital

June 23rd, 2017

There are always niche plays to be had in any market. Truth be told, you have a much better chance at success by aiming to be a bottom feeder than trying to conquer the galaxy.

Johnscott Ifeanyi CEO@devine farms

June 24th, 2017

You can always startup any business no matter the level of competition if you get your plans and ideas right. Its assumed that 97 percent of world resources is been controlled by few percentage or about 5 % of the world population. Which is very wrong. The present of amazon,fb,instacart do not stop u from starting up your business but one thing very important is that you should plan ahead of what those big companies have to offer. Make ur dreams bigger than Thiers..make a very good n long lasting business plan ..you can overtake assumptions and motivate your self in what you do.. Another point is that a very large number of the world population consume your intending product..and it keeps increasing as the need for such products increase on a very high level.. So,YES YOU CAN. yours sincere, Johnscott.

Yaz Bin Co- Founder of Beelivery , and international entrepreneur has 11 running profitable companies

Last updated on June 22nd, 2017

we are operating since 3 years and we grow every single month, matter of fact when amazon fresh enter UK we doubled our growth number.


we have strategy in order to under-value amazon steps , the only difference between them and us that they invest millions to achieve one of requirement out of 10. in Beelivery we achieve that in couple of thousand investment. ( we have proved numbers)


if anyone would like to get in touch with me please read my profile and get in touch with me .


our aim to compete instacart and amazon

Abdul-Aziz Seidu Jawula CEO, Turmi KASA Trading Enterprise

June 24th, 2017

Yes

Valeriia Timokhina Eastern Peak Software: Custom software development

August 29th, 2017

Peter S. Green entrepreneur, journalist, newsroom manager

June 22nd, 2017

Hey man - It's not about opinions, it's about the numbers. What do the numbers show, and what assumptions would you make to get there? - Peter

Brad Ledford Engineering Manager and Entrepreneur

June 23rd, 2017

We have Hello Fresh delivered weekly for a family of 5. I love the service and enjoy the flavor of the meals, the extremely clear instructions and the minimal amount of waste in the food preparation process. However, there is significant waste in the packaging, which includes heavy insulation, double-boxing, and ice packs to keep things cold. As Amazon is ultimately focused on activities that have high margin and/or high amounts of "waste" (financial, time, material, etc.), I believe if they got into this market it would be to operate as a logistics solution for other vendors to provide meal design and food sourcing on top of the solution.


But, when the eye of Sauro...er, Amazon, is on your industry, it's best not wonder if they're trying to destroy your margins and just assume they are and respond accordingly. The thing that is disheartening about any industry where profits are won and lost based on deployment of technology, Amazon knows they are better at just building it rather than buying it. So if Amazon wins in this space, I suspect it won't be due to acquisitions of Hello Fresh, Blue Apron and the like, but rather their direct elimination through Amazon-ification of their market.