40+ Pick-Up & Delivery Business Ideas (2022)

40+ Pick-Up & Delivery Business Ideas (2022)

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)

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $415,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,400
Time To Revenue
270 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

James Wolfer from Portland, Oregon, USA started Valhalla Wood Forge about 5 years ago, a home decor business.

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

Case Study

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?

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

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,000
Skills

Marcia Wiggins from South Portland, Maine, USA started Cape Whoopies over 9 years ago, a food delivery business.

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

Case Study

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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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

Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills

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)

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $2,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$35
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Evan Delahanty from Akron, Ohio, USA started Peaceful Fruits about 8 years ago, a fruit snacks business.

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

Case Study

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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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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a furniture delivery and assembling business ➜

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8. Start a computer delivery and assemble business

Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Skills

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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a computer delivery and assemble business ➜

Kyle Sheng started Gerber Labs, a computer delivery and assemble business, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

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

Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Skills

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 ➜

Chris Sanborn started Alive Water, a water delivery business, about 7 years ago:

Case Study

In 2014 Daniel Vitalis introduced me to the benefits of collecting your own water. He started Find A Spring as a tool for people in 2010 with the help of Leighlon Anderson.

Lots of other people have supported the vision along the way. Monica Lee and Kexnia Yawanawa were some of the first allies that would come up to the snowy mountains to collect with me. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything if it weren’t for our legendary customers which just happen to be some of the coolest people on the planet.

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Chris Sanborn, on starting Alive Water ($0/month) full story ➜

10. Start a laboratory test business

How Much Can You Make?
$11,890/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful laboratory test business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laboratory test business ➜

Angelica Kohlmann started Bloom Diagnostics, a laboratory test business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name is Angelica Kohlmann. I’m an investor in tech and biotech companies and co-founder of Bloom Diagnostics. As a big friend of tech and an MD Ph.D., I saw the big gap between healthcare and technology, and healthcare and people, meaning that we need to bring healthcare closer to people through new technologies.

We’re entering the market as we speak, and in the first month, we were already able to win 8 pharmacies in and around Vienna.

Bloom Diagnostics’ Bloom Lab

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Angelica Kohlmann, on starting Bloom Diagnostics ($11,890/month) full story ➜

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)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $125,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

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 ➜

Adam Hascall started Dick At Your Door, a dessert boxes store, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Adam Elliot, and I started Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for people who like to gift pranks, gags, and funny novelties to their friends and family.

Yes, you read that correctly... Dick At Your Door sells chocolate penises you can send as a fun prank to friends and family.

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Adam Hascall, on starting Dick At Your Door ($125,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a courier business

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful courier business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a courier 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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a newspaper delivery business ➜

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15. Start a school bus shuttle

Examples of a successful school bus shuttle:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a school bus shuttle ➜

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16. Start a drug delivery business

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful drug delivery business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an office equipment delivery business ➜

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 ➜

Renaldo Webb started Pet Plate, a pet food delivery business, over 6 years ago:

Case Study

I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship, and have been tinkering with launching new products and services since graduating from MIT in 2010. After graduating, I worked as a consultant and this gave me a strong platform to learn more about different industries to identify opportunities. Once I identified an opportunity, I would start researching the industry and planning to create a minimum viable product (MVP).

Building a scalable business is hard to do alone, so finding the right co-founders, employees, and partners are crucial.

Once an MVP was created, I would quickly move to gather feedback from potential customers and start to develop a marketing plan for the business. This was generally where I would start to run into issues with the business model or the product and would decide if the MVP was worth evolving into a business. I had 3-4 failed ideas, before getting enough confidence to continue to push forward with Pet Plate.

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Renaldo Webb, on starting Pet Plate (/month) full story ➜

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 ➜

21. Start a laundry delivery business

Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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 ➜

Hasan Makansi started Simply Laundry, a laundry delivery business, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

My entrepreneurial journey started when I graduated from university and joined a startup to build an online recruitment platform in the Middle East. Working in a startup makes every team member an entrepreneur as they each need to have the entrepreneurial spirit, be self-motivated, self-starter, wear multiple hats, think outside the box, pivot, learn on the go, along with every other aspect of what makes an entrepreneur.

I discovered early on that I like to start things from scratch and grow them, whether it's an idea that I turn into a business or divisions and projects that I establish and grow during my employment years.

Fast forward to today, I am on my seventh startup with some that failed of course, and some that were or are successful. I very much enjoy the journey of building something from the ground up and taking an idea, to implementation, to a growing operation.

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Hasan Makansi, on starting Simply Laundry (/month) full story ➜

22. Start a drone delivery service

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

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

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$250
Skills

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 ➜

Alexandra started Milla Rose, a florist, about 2 years ago:

Case Study

Hey everyone!

Our Founders (+ Milla)

Our Team in Action

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Alexandra, on starting Milla Rose ($9,600/month) full story ➜

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 ➜

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 ➜

27. Start a courier business

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful courier business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a courier business ➜

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

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$9,700
Skills

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 ➜

Max Maher started Skinny Wimp Moving, a moving company, over 6 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

Photo of me at 19 in my first moving truck.

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Max Maher, on starting Skinny Wimp Moving ($60,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start an online ordering business

Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

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

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $583,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Skills

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 ➜

Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood started ROAMERICA, a RV rental business, over 6 years ago:

Case Study

We are Taylor Hood and Gretchen Bayless, founders of ROAMERICA. A company that specializes in adventure vehicles, including 4wd campervans.

Exterior of one of the 4wd rigs, DELTA

Interior of DELTA

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Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood, on starting ROAMERICA ($10,000/month) full story ➜

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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

37. Start a clothing and accessories delivery business

Average Initial Investment
$60,000
Skills

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 ➜

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

How Much Can You Make?
$60,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

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 ➜

Mohamad Saad started HalalWorldDepot, a online food business, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohamad Saad, and I am one of the founders of HalalWorldDepot, America’s premier Halal online marketplace. The company started three years ago as meat and grocery delivery service and slowly grew into a full-blown online marketplace offering a wide range of Halal products.

With a simple goal of getting as many Halal items listed, we also focus on building a community of Muslims around the United States to connect and come together. A home formed on a website where all can feel welcomed and comfortable shopping and finding the products they need.

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Mohamad Saad, on starting HalalWorldDepot ($60,000/month) full story ➜

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