The startup that facilitates deliveries for HelloFresh in SF and LA raises $4.3 million


AxleHire, a last-mile logistics startup that facilitates deliveries for companies like HelloFresh, Freshly, Sun Basket, La Boulangerie and others, has lifted $4.3 million from Acorn Pacific, RGA Ventures and others.

AxleHire, that started behind in 2015, is doing some-more than 150,000 shipments per month and bringing in $750,000 in monthly revenues. By April, AxleHire expects to strike $1.5 million in revenues, AxleHire co-founder and CEO Daniel Sokolovsky told me around email.

AxleHire now operates in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It’s gearing adult to launch in new markets within a initial entertain of 2018 and some-more in a second half of subsequent year, Sokolovsky said. The markets AxleHire has a eyes on embody Portland, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Reno, Boise and Phoenix. While AxleHire works with incomparable companies shipping some-more than 10,000 equipment a month, AxleHire also works with smaller companies.

“More and more, we have seen retailers and CPG companies strech out about doing direct-to-consumer shipping since we’ve been really successful with it,” Sokolovsky said. “We have recently (last week) started delivering products to Trader Joe’s, as well.”

In a box of HelloFresh, AxleHire’s subcontracted carriers collect adult a packages on a large supply lorry and afterwards take them to a AxleHire facility. Then, AxleHire sorts them before a drivers come to collect them adult for delivery.

“The categorical disproportion between these (sorting facilities) and warehouses is that they are meant to reason register for reduction than 24 hours,” Sokolovsky said. “Most of a register is out in 12.”

Competitors in this space embody OnTrac, GSO and smoothness giants FedEx and UPS. In a final few months, AxleHire has been piloting with a drudge smoothness company.

“We have successfully integrated a process to use any form of smoothness drudge within a system,” Sokolovsky said. “We are also rising a possess smoothness locker complement to fight Amazon’s, for use by any conduit and by any business.”

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