Duffl’s David Lin dishes on why traditional rapid grocery delivery is not working

Quick commerce grocery delivery companies experienced a surge in customers early during the pandemic, however, shoppers soon returned to physical stores resulting in layoffs and market pullbacks from some q-commerce companies. Duffl is an outlier in the sector, focusing on the 10-minute delivery of higher-margin goods via e-scooter and employing college students to lead and run their own businesses. The startup has seen success, raising a $12 million Series A from Volition Capital and becoming cash positive in several campuses.