Pandemic Boosts App Delivery

COVID-19 lockdowns changed our everyday life. We learned how to bake bread from scratch, were invested in Tiger King, met up with friends over virtual happy hours, and downloaded a slew of delivery apps.

68% of us even say takeout and delivery have become a part of our day-to-day. 53% even claim it is now essential to our way of life.

Third-party delivery apps echo that sentiment.

Third-party delivery apps have seen unprecedented growth in 2021.

DoorDash owns the majority of meal delivery app sales. They’ve reported they added 1.9 million new drivers during the middle of March through September 2020, surpassing many expectations.

DoorDash increase drives added by 1.9 million.

Food delivery may be leading the charge, but they’re not the only ones in the game. Retail stores are also breaking into the delivery scene. 

Convenience stores increased third-party delivery app sales by 346% in  2020. The market size should reach $33 billion in revenue in 2021, a 5.5% additional increase.

We’re glad to see rideshare services on the rise again, as well.

Rideshare sales rise during Q3 2021.

Wrapify Unlocks Relevant OOH Exposure

The rise in food and retail delivery, as well as the rebound of rideshare, is enabling Wrapify to open a whole new market for brands. This extraordinary growth creates the opportunity for a higher ad frequency in an untapped out-of-home (OOH) audience … neighborhoods.

As the pandemic is still prevalent and more people are spending more time at home than ever before, advertisers can – for the first time – reach customers in the comfort of their own neighborhoods through OOH.

It’s simple: More delivery sales means more gig drivers. More drivers through the increased demand for delivery means more reach and frequency in neighborhoods on a national scale.

Wrapify creates robust and fully measurable out-of-home ad campaigns, leveraging the gig economy and the highest-recall OOH medium on the road. Its unique technology can effectively attribute vehicle exposure to conversion online, in-app, or foot traffic. It also provides gig workers with an opportunity to earn extra income for the driving they already do.

Limited time left to be your company’s rockstar by finishing 2021 strong! Capitalize on the rise of delivery sales with Wrapify’s ​​innovative, performance-driven advertising technology. Book your campaign in early November for a start date before December 6.

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2020 was not the year we all planned on having. Despite a global pandemic and all of the curveballs we experienced as a society, brands found new ways to leverage the power of our platform while we continued to support our gig-working heroes.




We launched the first nationally scaled static ad topper product on rideshare/gig-delivery vehicles. It opened our platform to brands we would have never been able to serve before. It also provided a great entry point for brands wanting the full suite of attribution, retargeting, and impressions tracking that our platform delivers but at a lower price point than our three wrap options.

The early effects of the pandemic were being seen overseas. Wrapify was having its best quarter in the company’s history. Little did we and the entire OOH industry know what was about to take place in our economies around the world. 

The U.S. ad industry came to a screeching halt. Ad spend transitioned away from Out-of-Home (OOH) and into digital advertising platforms like Facebook and Programmatic Digital including CTV. The OOH industry got hit hard. Rideshare also saw a dramatic pullback. We got hit hard too and had to let a few valuable team members go. 

Instead of throwing in the towel, we got fired up! We adapted and reacted to an emerging new trend — the rapid adoption of app-enabled food and grocery delivery. Many of the 300,000+ drivers on our platform transitioned in part or fully away from rideshare to food and grocery delivery for platforms like DoorDash and Instacart. 


Wrapify was uniquely positioned to provide brands with street-level media that actually reaches an audience where they live. Where do food and grocery delivery drivers typically drive?  


Hyperlocal became the new norm, and Wrapify got brands in neighborhoods via gig drivers with the frequency and recall brands love.

Brands realized siege mentality is a surefire way to fail. Sharp marketers looked at ways to reach an audience while stay-at-home orders were in effect. We also started the development of productizing our patented measurement and attribution features for Transit Media operators by laying the groundwork for Boost.

With nationwide tragedies and outcry taking place, we decided to use our advertising abilities for a cause and to not be silent. We donated a Static+ Rideshare Topper campaign to the NAACP to help fight racial injustice. Soon the message, “SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION” hit the streets.

While continuing to serve the nation’s largest brands, we launched a brand new version of our Advertiser Dashboard that included updates to data visualization for attribution and retargeting. This was the first time moving OOH inventory could be monitored for impression data, attribution, and retargeting in a dashboard online.

We also surveyed our driver base and uncovered some really interesting trends. What brands do gig-drivers want to advertise with most? Which gig-platforms are they turning to this year? 

We announced Boost, a first-of-its-kind measurement solution for Transit Media Operators, and began serving beta clients like AllOver Media! 

We made it into the Inc. 5000 for the second year in a row! The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent and a median rate of 165%. 

We saw a massive rebound in brands launching campaigns across the country. Several existing brand clients, such as Zoom, DoorDash, T-Mobile, Heineken, 7-Eleven doubled down on the gig-drivers participating with Wrapify.

Adweek ranked Wrapify in its annual Adweek 100: Fastest Growing feature, as we saw a three-year growth of over 250%!

Our operations team took it to the max and leveraged the power of our national network of printers and installers to wrap the most vehicles in a two-week timespan. We moved mountains!

We supported Yes on Prop 22 with our partners at DoorDash to help get this important California state law passed.

Our engineering team doubled in size and made several advancements in our mobile apps to refine the user experience, tracking GPS data, and stability.

BOTS! BOTS! BOTS! We launched the first Bot Advertising solution by leveraging our operational scale and Boost by Wrapify to power measurement, attribution and multi-channel retargeting.


We are as excited as you are about seeing 2020 coming to an end. We are even more excited about entering 2021 with the effects of the pandemic (hopefully) coming to end. Our team is hard at work making the platform better than ever. Stay tuned for BIG updates in Q1 2021! 

Happy New Year from the entire Wrapify team!

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In what has been a year of major changes for everyone around the world, for some that entails getting smarter and more creative with their finances.

“More than half of Americans, 53%, are looking for an additional source of income this holiday season, according to a recent Decluttr survey of 2,000 U.S. adults.” (CNBC, 2020)

The gig-economy has grown immensely over the last few years and has allowed millions of people to make their own schedules and earn extra money – in conjunction with their full-time jobs in some cases. It has grown so much in fact, that now there are different verticals to choose from: food delivery, ride-share driving, alcohol delivery, grocery delivery, package delivery, and many more.

Some need gigs at home, some on the road, and some need both. CNBC lists options from website testing to advertising on your car. And, with different structures, this could even mean that a gig-worker can work with more than one company at a time. (hint-hint, Wrapify is great for this)

Who are some of these companies? What are some of the top options? CNBC has weighed in.

9 winter side hustles: Some could earn you hundreds of dollars a month

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Wrapify has worked closely with and supporting the gig-economy for over 5 years on building a reliable and active gig-driver network of over 280,000 drivers across the United States. Fortune 500 brands like Coca-Cola, Zoom, Alaska Airlines, and more have leveraged this driver network successfully to carry out their OOH campaigns in recent months.

Find us in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and read more here:

Take it from Melanie, one of our top Wrapify drivers that is also a full-time ride-share driver:

Melanie #withwrapify
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