Six On-Demand Growing Delivery Business Ideas

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Blog, Industry Insights

Six On-Demand Growing Delivery Business Ideas
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Online shopping is rapidly becoming popular because it offers customers quick access to products and services. According to Kinsta, over 95% of all purchases will be made online by 2040. Therefore, it’s time for savvy entrepreneurs and investors to look towards online delivery businesses.

However, you can’t start the first delivery business that comes to mind. The first step is to analyze customer expectations and the demand for a specific delivery service in your location. Luckily, below is a comprehensive list of six on-demand delivery business ideas for 2021.

Food Delivery Service

Did you know that revenue generation in the online food delivery industry is projected to reach $306,808 million in 2021? Consumers love the convenience of ordering new cuisines through a food delivery app. Every celebration and gathering (small or big) will also need a catering service. You can start a food delivery service that caters to office and household parties.

Medicine Delivery Service

According to a recent McKinsey Covid-19 consumer survey, adoption of telehealth services skyrocketed from 11% in 2019 to 46% in 2020. Therefore, more consumers are looking towards telehealth to replace traditional healthcare visits. People with monthly needs for specific medicine use delivery apps because they are convenient and hassle-free. Equally, sick people rely on medicine delivery services because they don’t have the energy to go outside.

Laundry Delivery Services

On-demand laundry services are transforming the industry due to the high level of convenience it offers to consumers. According to Grand View Research, the global laundry and dry-cleaning market is expected to see a 3.4% compounded annual growth rate through 2027. A laundry delivery service is an excellent business idea that targets working people seeking more convenience.

On-Demand Parcel Delivery Service

The courier & local delivery service industry has a market size of $118 billion in 2021 in the U.S. With an expected increase of 2% this year, courier delivery is both profitable and viable. Consumers get a convenient and fast way of receiving and sending parcels without any hassle. However, a courier delivery service needs enough resources to deliver between different states.

Grocery Delivery Service

An article by eMarketer Editors projects that online grocery sales will exceed $100 billion in 2021. It further illustrates that grocery eCommerce will account for about 12.4% of total US eCommerce sales. Although similar to food delivery services, grocery related deliveries have a wider distribution window.

Furniture Delivery Service

The sales of bedding and furniture were projected to clock $119.8 billion in 2021. The thriving furniture sales also mean ‘unprecedented’ delays in delivery, according to the Washington Post. The furniture delivery service is, therefore, a high-profit opportunity with less competition.

Find a Reliable Advanced Dispatch Software Provider

Staying competitive in the delivery industry depends on two key factors — streamlining operations and ensuring fast fulfillment of first and last mile delivery. Therefore, it is necessary to integrate advanced dispatching technology into your business. Elite EXTRA is a reliable industry-leading advanced dispatch software that is customizable to suit your unique workflow. Ensure you contact us today to reduce costs and improve efficiency.


Colton Ward

Colton Ward


Colton Ward is our Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Elite EXTRA. Unofficially, he also likes to call himself the company's "Marketing Video Producer" so he can claim the title: "MVP". On a typical work day, you can find him coordinating product and brand marketing efforts, working on Elite EXTRA's next video, or building out the company's website. When not at work, he enjoys boating and skiing his way around Wisconsin's beautiful lakes!

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