May 24, 2017

Rapid growth continues for Austin app-based delivery service Favor



Austin-based Favor has reached a milestone: 5 million deliveries. An Austin-based company says it has performed more than 5 million “Favors” for people across the state.

Favor, an app-based delivery service, says it hit the milestone this week.

The company’s specialty is food delivery – and most of those deliveries came from restaurants in places such as Austin, College Station, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Katy, San Marcos and The Woodlands. But the company also performs other services, such as a quick stop at a drug store or supermarket to pick up an item or two.

Favor got its start in June 2013, made its 1 millionth delivery in October 2015 and now, a year and a half later, says it has surpassed 5 million deliveries.

The company, which has 120 employees, says it is on track to help Texas businesses generate $100 million in sales this year.

“It’s anything and everything. It’s crazy to think how new this space still is,” said Keith Duncan, Favor’s senior vice president of sales and business development. “If you order right now – whatever you order – our average Austin delivery time is around 40 minutes.”Duncan, who moved to Austin from New York several years ago, says he […]

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