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Same-day delivery looking smarter with IBM

Crowdsourced same-day delivery service provider Deliv has joined IBM’s Ready for Smarter Commerce program in a move that creates new opportunities for other program partners.

As part of the tech giant’s Smarter Commerce ecosystem, IBM’s retail clients will be able to offer Deliv same-day delivery services from their own store networks to provide the most efficient cost option. In addition to Deliv, IBM's Ready for Smarter Commerce program gives clients access to 41 certified pre-built partner solutions with integrated cloud, mobile and social capabilities. The Ready for Smarter Commerce program provides pre-configured solutions based on open standards to accelerate innovation and a performance metric IBM calls, “time to value.”

"Deliv and IBM together are solving the same-day delivery challenge by enabling retailers to take advantage of their store networks and intelligently leverage distributed inventory," said Errol Denger, director of product management at IBM. "This is about smart execution and the ability to cost effectively fulfill orders in a world where every minute matters to customers. Together IBM and Deliv present an unmatched offering to retailers across all of their channels."

Deliv CEO and Founder Daphne Carmeli called IBM one of the most trusted providers of omnichannel commerce and technology solutions and said the, “partnership enables us to use IBM's technology to enable retailers to tap into their store inventory to challenge Amazon in same-day delivery."

By joining the Ready for Smarter Commerce partner program, Deliv enables IBM retailers to quickly and easily add same-day delivery as an option for any channel, including online, mobile, call center or in store checkout. By combining the intelligent fulfilment capabilities from IBM Smarter Commerce solutions with the pre-vetted delivery network and route optimization technology from Deliv, the value proposition for retailers is they will be able to optimize delivery efficiency to address the same-day delivery challenge.