The global health crisis kept people indoors for close to 2 years. During that time, people spent the least time possible outdoors to limit the deadly coronavirus’s spread. To support their customers, dozens of startups like Arive and established brands developed apps that allowed people to shop for their essentials such as groceries, toiletries, medication, and much more.
Indeed instant purchase and delivery of such items was a big bubble then, and brands expect it to continue post-Covid period. This is what sustained the eCommerce businesses globally. In fact, some brands even deliver groceries and medication at the customers’ door in less than 30 minutes.
In the post-pandemic period, brands are expected to do more than that. They should support purchases outside essentials and still offer speedy delivery. Imagine receiving your iPhone 13 Pro Max, VanMoof S5 or A5 bike, or Bose QC 35 II, and other consumer goods on your doorstep.
While this sounds interesting and it will soon be the norm in France thanks to Arive. The brand and its team envision a place where you can shop for your favorite brands easily. Through its tagline, “let everything you love Arive,” the startup promises an experience full of inspiration and joy.
Arive, Your Instant Delivery Service
Ever-changing curations and exclusive partnerships fuel Arive. As a result, the brand has plans to expand its instant delivery service beyond groceries and other essentials. To deliver a new shopping experience, Arive announced a Series A of $20M at the beginning of the year.
In its Prime Now-Style service, Arive has partnered with premium stores and electronic giants aside from local stores in order to sell and deliver their products using its courier service. Therefore the funding is geared toward propelling the traction and expanding its services across the UK and markets.
According to Arive, the average order is expected to range between €56 and €113 ($56 and $113), while the average basket holds 1-4 items. The new instant delivery model surpasses the grocery orders of multiple baskets each customer orders every week.
Maximillian Reeker and Linus Fries are the entrepreneurs that hatched the idea of Arive during their studies in a business school. During the funding announcement, Maximillian said that “It’s not just about being the next quick commerce vertical but building the next generation of eCommerce.” The next generation is a “very convenient delivery of between 30-60 minutes, connecting people to local stores with a bike-based service, in an app optimized for their phone.”
Its warehouses, known as “Cloud-Stores,” will support its 3 instant delivery models comprising consignment, wholesale, and marketplace options. The wholesale division is projected to be the largest business to earn the company the highest revenue.
Further, Arive plans to offer white label services where third-party retailers buy its delivery infrastructure and backend technology to provide instant delivery services to their customer base. The service targets fashion brands and retailers with online buyers that desire to receive their apparel faster.
Arive’s approach to instant delivery will definitely stir the retail industry as it snatches the business from FMCG and groceries essentials. The company expects to cover the UK market, such as France and Germany, as well as rapidly scale across Europe.
Arive will use both full-time and part-time employees to quickly fill the orders. The use of its bike fleet and light electric vehicles will leave a light footprint even as the brand expands internationally. The approach will ensure customers receives their orders on time and minimize the loss caused by failed deliveries. Its bike fleet in major cities in Germany and France will reduce urban city traffic and contribute to a beautiful city worth living in.
Indeed, the founders and their team are committed to challenging eCommerce conventions with their super speedy execution and broad options. The model is what modern consumers and brands need, and Arive is committed to building its UX to protect but not erode it.
Further, the startup has designed a business model that comprises large basket sizes and minimal wastage making it sustainable in the long run. Indeed this model will greatly benefit all brands working with Arive.
As a customer in France, sit back, relax and watch everything you love, Arive.
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