5 Delivery Service Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Delivery Service

Delivery service refers to a collection of services that deliver goods and products through the land, air, or waterways across locations. The delivery services serve B2B, B2C, and C2C customers.

The growing e-commerce sect and increased cross-border trade are some factors driving the growth of delivery services. Furthermore, consumer preference for online shopping has greatly contributed to the increased demand for delivery services.

To start a delivery service, make sure you have a cargo van, a fully functional website, and meet all the legalities for operating a business in your state.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a delivery service:

1. Velocity International Group ($1.8M/year)

Ben Elizer, the founder of Velocity International Group, came up with the idea for his logistics company after working at another logistics company for almost five years. He wanted more responsibility and growth opportunities, so he decided to start his own company using the knowledge he had acquired. Despite facing financial difficulties and having to move back in with his mom, Ben put everything he had into Velocity and it has since grown into a successful business, with revenue increasing by over 300% in the past two years.

How much they make: $1.8M/year
Current team size: 17


How I Started A $100K/Month Logistics And Delivery Service Company

How a logistics company grew its revenue over 300% in 2 years, starting with just 2 vans and 25k+ square feet of warehouse space, and focused on relationships, efficiency, and building trust with its customers.

Ben started Velocity International Group over 8 years ago
Ben grew the business to $150K/month
Read by 12,184 founders

2. Parcelmagic ($60K/year)

Shaerul H Joarder (Neel), the Co-founder and CEO of Parcelmagic, came up with the idea for the delivery service company during the lockdown in Bangladesh. Seeing the increased demand for delivery services amid the pandemic, he realized the need for a fully technology-based logistics company that could provide seamless and efficient parcel delivery services. In just 6 months of operation, Parcelmagic has onboarded over 100 merchants and delivers over 10,000 parcels each month to all 64 districts in Bangladesh.

How much they make: $60K/year
How much did it cost to start: $1M
Current team size: 50


My Local Delivery Startup In Bangladesh Reached $30K/Month [In 6 Months]

Bangladesh-based logistics company Parcelmagic has onboarded over 100 merchants and delivers 10,000 parcels each month within just six months of operation, offering technology-based end-to-end services for small to medium business parcel delivery, individual document and parcel couriers, and corporate logistics service solutions.

Shaerul started Parcelmagic over 2 years ago
Shaerul grew the business to $5K/month
It cost Shaerul $1000000 to start the business
Read by 3,285 founders

Learn more about starting a delivery service:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a delivery service?
-> Pros and cons of a delivery service

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established delivery service
-> Marketing ideas for a delivery service

Other resources

3. Gopuff ($1B/year)

How much they make: $1B/year
Current team size: 3615


What is GoPuff and How Did it Become a $15 Billion Business?

GoPuff's successful consumer products delivery business is now valued at $15 billion after raising $3.4 billion through nine different funding rounds, including a $1 billion one in July 2021, and generated an impressive $1 billion in revenue in 2021 alone, up from $300 million in 2020.

Yakir started Gopuff over 11 years ago
Yakir grew the business to $83.3M/month
Read by 908 founders