Curbside raises $25 million to deliver to the half-lazy shoppers


Delivery apps that shop for you and then drop off the booty at your doorstep are all the rage these days. But could it be that people still want to swing by a store or mall for their shopping?

Curbside, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup is actually betting that they do. The company, which has been operating in the San Francisco Bay Area since last year, provides what’s known as “curbside pickup” for retailers that is somewhat akin to a fast food drive through window.

Customers order online through the Curbside app and then go pick up their orders either at a store counter, or, in some cases, at the curbside so they don’t have to get out of their car. Walking across the parking lot is, you know, so 20th Century.

On Thursday, Curbside said it has raised $25 million in new funding to fuel its expansion, starting…

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