A successor to Kozmo at last
Only minutes after we posted an item bemoaning the demise of Kozmo.com did an eagle-eyed reader point out the existence of a fledgling successor to the defunct convenience service.
MaxDelivery.com provides a type of one-hour delivery service similar to that of Kozmo, though at present only for New York City , where it claims to be on time 99.5 out of 100 deliveries. The geographic limitation is probably a wise move, at least in these initial stages, given the logistical problems that helped take down other dot-com services.
MaxDelivery should be well aware of those pitfalls: A company spokesman tell us that it was started by the former chief technology officer for Kozmo. "Chris Siragusa and I were both early Kozmo.com employees, and I think one of the main reasons MaxDelivery was started was the incredible feedback we got from family, friends and random people about how much they enjoyed having a Kozmo around," said Stephen Carl, MaxDelivery's marketing director.
To that, we give a resounding amen. We just wish MaxDelivery was operating on the West Coast.