There’s really not much difference between political canvassing and the door-to-door sales pitch. Startup Polis is leveraging its campaign experience to help large companies woo customers with that personal touch that can mean so much.
According to a statement from Postmates SVP of Operations Russell Cook, the delivery startup has “redefined the roles of our local teams and operations” and will “phase out our community manager position.” That will entail layoffs, which BuzzFeed reported comes to about 30 people. A source close to the company told Forbes that the total number of employees laid off is less than 30, but did not dispute that the community manager position has been eliminated.
Uber could say goodbye to Seattle if drivers in the city unionize as a result of a new law that recently took effect, according to a new report from GeekWire.
Continuing its transformation into a data company, this week Foursquare announced Foursquare Analytics, “a dynamic foot traffic dashboard for brands.” The company said that its beta partners for the product included Taco Bell, TGI Fridays, H&M and Lowe’s.
If these challenges are not successful, we can expect to see unionization efforts continue apace, and the Teamsters Association will no doubt begin to put the full-court press on drivers to try to form the first-ever gig union.
goPuff is different from other delivery services in many ways. We strive to deliver the daily necessities and impulse items that are inconvenient to go out and purchase at a store. Because of this, it is crucial that our delivery speed is top-notch. We deliver in under 30 minutes across all markets, and in certain markets, even achieve average delivery times of 15 minutes or less.
Investing in the training of full-time staffers not only strengthens customer security and assures satisfactory service, but aims to set a precedent that all employees are properly equipped and committed. One on-demand startup at the cusp of this paradigm shift is Spiffy.
Uber has taken its fleet of self-driving vehicles off the roads while it investigates a Friday night crash that left one of its SUVs sitting on its side.
Police in Tempe, Ariz., were called to a crash at approximately 6:25 p.m. Friday to find that the Uber SUV had been hit when another vehicle failed to yield, according to the Tempe Police Department. No serious injuries were reported.
Yesterday, the Information published a new story that recounts the time, in 2014, that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick allegedly visited an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul along with five Uber employees. According to the report, four of the employees were male managers who proceeded to participate in the bar’s system of calling out women by their designated number to accompany them for the evening. The fifth employee was a female marketing manager who felt uncomfortable in the situation. Reportedly, Kalanick left with his girlfriend, Gabi Holzwarth, about 45 minutes later. Holzwarth confirms the story.