There may be examples of more rapid growth among Delaware businesses than what Delivery Circle has experienced over the past few years, but there probably aren't many.
[caption id="attachment_35666" align="alignright" width="267"] Vijaya Rao[/caption]
When it launched in the New Castle County Emerging Enterprise Center in 2014, the delivery services company had five drivers and operated in 20 ZIP codes. Today, it covers 15 states and more than 6,000 ZIP codes, with 950 drivers operating minivans, vans, box trucks and cargo vans.
"Over the next two years, we want to be in 30 states," says CEO and Founder Vijaya Rao. "We want to be fully functional there and saturate the market."
Delivery Circle provides outsourced delivery services for a variety of clients, from Fortune 500 firms to regional concerns and mom-and-pop shops. What those clients all have in common is a desire to keep their books clear of the assets necessary to handle deliveries themselves, such as vehicles and personnel.
Delivery Circle works with its customers to provide service that allows for quick turnarounds, as well as scheduled work that can come weekly or monthly.
"What you get with us is the ability for a company to focus on its business and growth," Rao says. "With our pay-as-you-go model, a company can expand quickly and still stay with us."
Rao reports that several of Delivery Circle's clients have expanded during their relationship, and that has helped the company move from Delaware throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, the Northeast and as far south as Georgia.
"Our platform doesn't just provide a driver and a vehicle," Rao says. "We help with delivery optimization and analytics on performance. It's all designed to make better decisions for customers."
And that's going to help Delivery Circle keep on growing.