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Darkstore

A platform of on-demand delivery fulfillment centers

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Suzy Ryoo
Hunter
@suzywillow · Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures
Lee and the Darkstore team are creating a marketplace for on-demand delivery fulfillment centers in San Francisco, Phoenix and New York. They've already managed to bring on a great customer portfolio of e-commerce companies like Tuft & Needle + Frank & Oak. Congrats on showcasing at RGA's Connected Commerce accelerator Demo Day! Lee - How does Darkstore work?
Lee Hnetinka
Maker
@leewunwun · CEO, Darkstore
@suzywillow Hi! Thanks for hunting us Suzy! Darkstore enables e-commerce brands to store inventory in cities where they don't have a physical store so they can offer on-demand or same-delivery. Here's how an e-commerce brand would use Darkstore to offer an amazing customer experience: 1. First, you connect to our API so when orders are placed by customers Darkstore receives them. 2. Second, you send inventory to a Darkstore in the city you want to offer fast delivery. 3. Next, you put an option for either on-demand or same-day delivery on your website. 5. When a customer places an order it's fulfilled within minutes and delivered to the customer on-demand by a last-mile delivery service like UberRUSH, Postmates, AxleHire, or one of your choice! When you plug into Darkstore you get access to every single one of these delivery services with no extra integration. We're agnostic too, you choose. You are also able to track inventory levels, orders and deliveries in real-time in your Darkstore dashboard.
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
This deserves more upvotes. I love the problem you are solving.
Lee Hnetinka
Maker
@leewunwun · CEO, Darkstore
@rueter Thanks Steven!
Willie Morris@morewillie · Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox
@rueter Seconded.
Dylan Boyd@dtboyd
The concept of putting localized logistics into some of the largest markets will change how many traditional and digital native brands do business. The execution this team has shown so far in 2016 has been amazing. I am happy to see all the brands using today, and rolling out in the coming months. Keep it up Lee and team!
Lee Hnetinka
Maker
@leewunwun · CEO, Darkstore
@dtboyd Thanks Dylan! And thanks for all your help to get us here! :)
Suzy Ryoo
Hunter
@suzywillow · Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures
BTW, <3 the Wild Feminist tee shirt.
Lee Hnetinka
Maker
@leewunwun · CEO, Darkstore
@suzywillow it's from one of our brands! http://www.wildfang.com/
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Great timing for a business like this. @meganrosedickey wrote more about it here.
Lee Hnetinka
Maker
@leewunwun · CEO, Darkstore
@rrhoover @meganrosedickey Thanks Ryan! And we had some more news from Megan last Wednesday with launching in 2 more cities! https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/2...