Remember when Kozmo and Urbanfetch would dispatch a messenger to your door for even the most minuscule of orders? Yes, those were good times. I fondly remember receiving a surprise delivery of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from someone. I even ordered a Palm Pilot from Urbanfetch (Palm Pilots? Remember those?).
Both of those companies bled money faster than they could make it and flamed out like so many other ventures of the day. But, that hasn’t discouraged eBay, which is taking a crack at same day delivery with eBay Now. Austin Carr shadows one of eBay Now’s couriers to get an idea of what it takes to deliver hard to find or transport items such as nail polish.
via Atlantic Cities