Zipments Acquires Hobson to Become the Leading Same-Day Delivery Provider for Retailers in New York

Originally posted in Broadway World on July 31, 2014

Zipments, the fastest growing delivery service in NYC announced today that it has acquired NYC-based Hobson, a leading provider of same day delivery service for retailers. The move is the latest by Zipments to offer a variety of delivery solutions to businesses and consumers throughout NYC and other major metropolitan markets. Zipments has historically focused on three market segments business services, ecommerce and personal deliveries. The acquisition of Hobson will enable Zipments to offer a more comprehensive service to retailers now with both online and in-store fulfillment solutions.

Hobson supports close to 200 retailers in New York City, including more than 30 national chains, offering same day delivery to homes, hotels and businesses. Zipments will expand the service to include 1-hour deliveries and will provide retailers and their customers with a variety of online and mobile tools for tracking the status of deliveries in real-time.

Zipments launched its business in NYC in 2012 with backing from FirstMark Capital and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Over the past two years the company has grown to provide the most comprehensive local delivery solution available for businesses and consumers. “The local delivery industry is undergoing a dramatic evolution, driven largely by innovative technology and the changing expectations of consumers,” stated Zipments CEO, Garrick Pohl. “Zipments is a leading contributor to that evolution and we are excited to now be working with a large retailer base in NYC to provide affordable and reliable 1-hour deliveries to their customers.” Service is currently available throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and will expand later this year to other areas around NYC.