40+ Pick-Up & Delivery Business Ideas (2021)

40+ Pick-Up & Delivery Business Ideas (2021)

If you're looking to start your own pick-up/delivery business idea, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a home decor business ($102K/year)

James Wolfer from Portland, Oregon, USA started Valhalla Wood Forge about 4 years ago, a home decor business.

  • Revenue: $8,500/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

I started Valhalla Wood Forge in 2017 while working full-time as a police officer. Our department was smaller, only seven of us total, we didn’t have full-time detectives so we had to fulfill dual roles as patrol and doing detective level investigations. I was working long hours, investigating a lot of sex crimes, which were taking a huge emotional and mental toll. Additionally, I was (and still am) a Coast Guard reservist, doing law enforcement and search and rescue, so my stress level was very high.

One day, the Police Chief ordered a big wooden flag for like, $500. I remember looking at it and thinking, “I could make that, but better.” So I got some wood, borrowed a circular saw from my parents, and made a flag to donate to my department. The department put a picture of me with the handmade flag on Facebook, and pretty soon, I was getting requests from cops and military buddies for their own flags. For the rest of 2017 and really, the first half of 2018, I didn’t charge much as I was only making 1-2 flags a month. I was having fun and had found a way to unwind and work through a lot of stress, and have my tools get paid for. Score, right?

Do your homework if you’re going to use outside marketing agencies, and don’t take shortcuts.

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James Wolfer, on starting Valhalla Wood Forge ($8,500/month) full story ➜

2. Start a food delivery business ($300K/year)

Marcia Wiggins from South Portland, Maine, USA started Cape Whoopies over 8 years ago, a food delivery business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: South Portland, Maine, USA

Before Cape Whoopies was conceived, I was enjoying being the mom of two kids in high school, the wife to an airline pilot, and an aerobics teacher at my local gym.

When my kids had gone off to college and my husband was in the air, I had much time on my hands. There was only so much time you could spend at the gym, so with the newfound extra time I splurged in one of the things I always loved doing: making delicious baked things for friends.

My husband and I spend time a local restaurant as a hangout when he was home, so we would go to DiMillos and take our server friends whoopie pies. Why whoopie pies? I had tasted the Maine creation and thought, "good idea, not great execution".

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Marcia Wiggins, on starting Cape Whoopies ($25,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a grocery delivery service

Examples of a successful grocery delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a grocery delivery service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a grocery delivery service ➜

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4. Start a pizza delivery business

Examples of a successful pizza delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pizza delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pizza delivery business ➜

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5. Start an egg delivery business

Examples of a successful egg delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a egg delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an egg delivery business ➜

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6. Start a fruit snacks business ($180K/year)

Evan Delahanty from Akron, Ohio, USA started Peaceful Fruits about 7 years ago, a fruit snacks business.

  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Akron, Ohio, USA

My background is in community development and business management, starting with a BA in Government from Cornell University where I also did the first year of my MBA (2007).

I knew it was time to either start my own business or stop saying that was my dream.

From there I worked in private industry, climbing the career ladder to gain increasing responsibility in a variety of business/operations management functions. Rather than returning to finish my MBA, I decided to take a detour and join the U.S. Peace Corps in 2011. I served as a Community Economic Development in Suriname, a small Amazon-region country on the northeast coast of South America.

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Evan Delahanty, on starting Peaceful Fruits ($15,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a furniture delivery and assembling business

Examples of a successful furniture delivery and assembling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a furniture delivery and assembling business:

Learn more about starting a furniture delivery and assembling business ➜

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8. Start a computer delivery and assemble business

Examples of a successful computer delivery and assemble business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a computer delivery and assemble business:

Learn more about starting a computer delivery and assemble business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kyle Sheng's story on creating Gerber Labs a read:

My name is Kyle Sheng, the Co-founder and Project Manager at Gerber Labs, which is an online solution helping make custom printed circuit boards (PCB’s) accessible to electrical engineering students, hobbyists, and small businesses.

Our company mission is to provide a direct-to-consumer (D2C) option for engineers. Many PCB manufacturers typically only work with other businesses with large quantity orders. Historically, the designs of a printed circuit board were considered high-level engineering. This made the design and ordering of PCBs only necessary for skilled engineering with buying power to work with PCB manufacturers.

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Kyle Sheng, on starting Gerber Labs ($0/month) full story ➜

9. Start a water delivery business

Examples of a successful water delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a water delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a water delivery business ➜

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10. Start a laboratory test business

Examples of a successful laboratory test business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laboratory test business:

Learn more about starting a laboratory test business ➜

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11. Start an auto parts delivery business

Examples of a successful auto parts delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto parts delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an auto parts delivery business ➜

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12. Start a gift baskets business ($24K/year)

Examples of a successful gift baskets business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gift baskets business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gift baskets business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Valentina's story on creating Really Luxe a read:

Hello! I’m Valentina, the founder, and CEO of Really Luxe. I love chocolates (especially Godiva) and anything gold and shiny!

We have been in business since September 2020, so we are still a new brand. Most of our customers reside in the province of Ontario, with 78% of our orders being local delivery orders. The remaining percentage is ordered that we ship throughout Canada.

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Valentina, on starting Really Luxe ($2,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a courier service business

Examples of a successful courier service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a courier service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a courier service business ➜

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14. Start a newspaper delivery business

Examples of a successful newspaper delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a newspaper delivery business:

Learn more about starting a newspaper delivery business ➜

15. Start a school bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful school bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a school bus shuttle service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a school bus shuttle service ➜

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16. Start a drug delivery business

Examples of a successful drug delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drug delivery business:

Learn more about starting a drug delivery business ➜

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17. Start a sandwich and salad delivery business

Examples of a successful sandwich and salad delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sandwich and salad delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sandwich and salad delivery business ➜

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18. Start an office equipment delivery business

Examples of a successful office equipment delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a office equipment delivery business:

Learn more about starting an office equipment delivery business ➜

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19. Start a pet food delivery business

Examples of a successful pet food delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pet food delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pet food delivery business ➜

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20. Start a liquor delivery business

Examples of a successful liquor delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a liquor delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a liquor delivery business ➜

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21. Start a laundry delivery business ($600K/year)

Examples of a successful laundry delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laundry delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laundry delivery business ➜

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22. Start a drone delivery service

Examples of a successful drone delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone delivery service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drone delivery service ➜

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23. Start an air freight delivery business

Examples of a successful air freight delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a air freight delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an air freight delivery business ➜

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24. Start a flower delivery business

Examples of a successful flower delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flower delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a flower delivery business ➜

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25. Start a lunchbox delivery business

Examples of a successful lunchbox delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lunchbox delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lunchbox delivery business ➜

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26. Start a cake delivery business

Examples of a successful cake delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cake delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cake delivery business ➜

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27. Start a courier service business

Examples of a successful courier service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a courier service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a courier service business ➜

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28. Start a packers & movers business ($69.6K/year)

Examples of a successful packers & movers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a packers & movers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a packers & movers business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Debendra Prasad's story on creating Assure Shift a read:

Hello! My name is Debendra Prasad. I'm the founder of Creatisoul a web development and digital marketing company, and AssureShift, an online moving companies directory for finding nearby professional packers and movers in Delhi and other metro cities.

We have a strong network of more than 700-800 packers and movers under our wing, and they are spread across various cities in India. We have extended our reach to moving companies as well as customers from major metro cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, and others to tier-2 cities like Thane, Noida, Navi Mumbai, Patna, Nagpur, and so on.

We have successfully served more than 50,000 customers across approximately 23 cities in the country to date. We plan on expanding our reach to smaller cities where relocation services are currently absent. On average, we earn a yearly revenue of approximately 1 Cr ($250K).

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Debendra Prasad, on starting Assure Shift ($5,800/month) full story ➜

29. Start an online ordering business

Examples of a successful online ordering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online ordering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online ordering business ➜

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30. Start a car rental business

Examples of a successful car rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car rental business ➜

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31. Start a motorbike pick-up and delivery business

Examples of a successful motorbike pick-up and delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a motorbike pick-up and delivery business:

Learn more about starting a motorbike pick-up and delivery business ➜

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32. Start a bicycle courier business

Examples of a successful bicycle courier business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bicycle courier business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bicycle courier business ➜

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33. Start a transplant organ courier business

Examples of a successful transplant organ courier business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transplant organ courier business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transplant organ courier business ➜

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34. Start an airport bus shuttle services

Examples of a successful airport bus shuttle services:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airport bus shuttle services:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an airport bus shuttle services ➜

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35. Start a campus bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful campus bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a campus bus shuttle service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a campus bus shuttle service ➜

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36. Start a restaurant meal delivery business

Examples of a successful restaurant meal delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a restaurant meal delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a restaurant meal delivery business ➜

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37. Start a clothing and accessories delivery business

Examples of a successful clothing and accessories delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a clothing and accessories delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a clothing and accessories delivery business ➜

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38. Start a coffee delivery business

Examples of a successful coffee delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a coffee delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a coffee delivery business ➜

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39. Start a wholesale book delivery business

Examples of a successful wholesale book delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wholesale book delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wholesale book delivery business ➜

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40. Start a fresh meat delivery business

Examples of a successful fresh meat delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fresh meat delivery business:

Learn more about starting a fresh meat delivery business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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