Since 2007, all of McDonald’s delivery trucks in the UK have been fueled by used cooking oil from their restaurants.
A cycling company was seeing a high number of its bikes getting damaged during deliveries; they solved the problem by making a simple change: printing a flatscreen television screen on the boxes. Damages were reduced by 70%.
Instead of using refrigerated trucks to deliver medical supplies to people who live in the deserts of Africa, inventors have built solar-powered refrigerators that can be carried by camels, and so the medicines are delivered via refrigerated camel. Apparently it wasn’t that easy to build a camel-carried refrigerator. It had to be lightweight, but also sturdy enough to survive the motion of being on the camel as well as the extreme desert conditions.
Until World War II most US groceries, dry cleaners, drugstores, and department stores offered home delivery service. War-related labor shortages, and gas/tire rationing, caused most to stop; businesses found, however, that sales increased when customers had to buy in person.
In 1959 the USPS attempted to deliver mail via cruise missile and successfully shipped 3,000 pieces of mail from Virginia to Florida in 22 minutes.
There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers by plane.
Pizza Hut once made a delivery to the International Space Station in 2001. They paid the Russians $1 million to transport the Pizza (and make a commercial from it).
Domino’s Pizza dropped their “30 minutes or it’s free” campaign in 1993 due to the auto-wrecks it caused.
There are still two places in the US which have their mail delivered by mules.