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Hot Shot Delivery Donates Truckload of Goods to Houston Humane Society

Event Marks Completion of “Delivering Houston” Campaign

HOUSTON ― December 19, 2013 ― Late Wednesday morning, a Hot Shot Delivery truck pulled up to the Houston Humane Society carrying some precious cargo: nearly 500 pounds of goods from the organization’s wish list, including dog food, cat food, kitty litter, leashes, towels and treats. Hot Shot Delivery also presented the Humane Society with a check for $500.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Hot Shot Delivery,” said Houston Humane Society executive director Sherry Ferguson. “The special delivery of dog and cat food, kitty litter, towels and $500 will be used to care for the awesome animals at HHS.”
The delivery was the culmination of “Delivering Houston,” a month-long campaign to raise awareness about local charities. Beginning on November 15, Houstonians were invited to visit deliveringhouston.com and vote for their charity of choice among the three participating organizations: Houston Children’s Charity, Houston Food Bank and Houston Humane Society. By the time voting closed on December 10, Houston Humane Society had earned more than 6,600 votes and with them a donation from Hot Shot Delivery.

Hot Shot Delivery has provided quality same-day delivery services to individuals and businesses in Houston for the past 35 years. Its comprehensive delivery and logistics services include local courier, same-day delivery, routed and scheduled delivery, express air, process service, freight service, warehousing and third-party logistics.


“Delivering Houston” Spotlights Local Charities

Hot Shot Delivery Launches Social Giving Campaign

HOUSTON ― November 15, 2013 ― Friday marked the launch of Delivering Houston, a holiday giving campaign organized by local courier service Hot Shot Delivery. The campaign and its companion website, deliveringhouston.com, will spotlight three local non-profit organizations and invite visitors to vote for their favorite. The three participating organizations are Houston Children’s Charity, Houston Food Bank and Houston Humane Society.

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Voting is open at deliveringhouston.com through December 10. You can also get involved by using the hashtag #deliveringhouston on Twitter or Facebook.

Hot Shot Delivery has provided quality same-day delivery services to individuals and businesses in Houston for the past 35 years. Its comprehensive delivery and logistics services include local courier, same-day delivery, routed and scheduled delivery, express air, process service, freight service, warehousing and third-party logistics.


More Than Just Flowers and Candy

Happy Valentine’s Day! If that sentence caught you off guard, there’s good news: It’s not too late to make your sweetheart’s day. Hot Shot is no stranger to last-minute delivery requests for Godiva chocolates, red roses and other traditional Valentine’s Day items. But why not do something a bit more unique? Here are some outside-the-box Valentine’s Day gift ideas that can still be delivered in time.


  • Not every honey has a sweet tooth. Instead of chocolates, why not send over a basket of fresh fruit from the local market?
  • Is your Valentine under the weather? Send him or her a care package of tea, chicken soup and tissues. Even these everyday items can be romantic when hand-delivered.
  • Your Valentine’s gift should be given today, but it can be enjoyed later. Surprise your special someone with a gift certificate to one of their favorite stores.
  • Add the element of surprise. Pretend you’ve totally forgotten to make plans for a Valentine’s Day dinner — then open the door for a delicious delivery from your favorite restaurant.

Hot Shot can arrange the logistics of even complex Valentine’s Day deliveries. Call 713.869.7575 from the comfort of your home or office, and avoid being in the dog house later.


The Scariest Day of the Year

November 15th, 2012

For those of you checking your calendars, yes, Halloween has come and gone — we’re talking about Black Friday, the day that can make or break a business’s year. Not only is it a nerve-wracking day for retailers, but the sheer numbers can make a distribution manager quake in his boots:

In 2011…

226 million people shopped on Black Friday.

Americans spent $52 billion on Black Friday weekend.

59% of consumers reported doing the majoring of their holiday shopping online.*

Nearly 29 million people didn’t even wait for Black Friday — they shopped on Thanksgiving Day.

This year…

Holiday sales are projected to rise 4.1% for a total of $586.1 billion.

Online sales are forecast to increase 12% for a total of $96 billion.

53% of consumers are planning to shop on Black Friday.*

52% of people would consider shopping on Thanksgiving Day if the sales are good enough.*

All numbers are as reported by the National Retail Federation except * from Accenture.

If that kind of volume sounds overwhelming, let Hot Shot allay your fears. Don’t have the warehousing capacity to store all the inventory you need for the holiday rush? Our logistics division is ready to receive, store, replenish and manage your inventory, as well as fulfill orders for your customers. Have the warehouse space but need help getting large shipments from distribution centers to stores? Check out our freight and trucking services.

No matter how diligently you plan for the holiday shopping season, inventory, distribution and shipping emergencies happen. Be prepared for the unexpected: program Hot Shot Delivery 713.869.7575 into your cell phone.


Don’t be LATE

Monday, February 13th, 2012

It’s February again, and if you haven’t noticed, the air is heavy with love (or is that humidity?) and the card aisles at your local convenience store are full of red, heart-shaped boxes. Stuffed animals and balloons overrun the front part of the store. Everyone’s got a sweet tooth.

And the romantic poetry is starting to get a little annoying if you ask me.

Even so, Hot Shot is here to help you keep your honey happy, even if it means racing across town with candy and bracelets. Remember: The only thing worse than forgetting to send something for Valentine’s Day is sending melted chocolates, flattened cupcakes and mangled jewelry.

Sadly, not every delivery service takes as much care as we do. YouTube is packed to the brim with videos of delivery men playing football, hockey, and some yet to be discovered action sports with fragile packages (at Hotshot, we call those “horror movies”). As for timeliness… let’s just say there are some deliveries from the 1980s that have yet to be received.

To be fair, some YouTube deliveries are also above and beyond the call of Valentine’s Day sweetness, featuring bears delivering chocolate and candy to hardworking librarians, like these guys:

Anyway, it doesn’t take Cupid to know that Valentine’s Day is a can’t-miss delivery holiday, when the difference between sending and missing your delivery is the difference between a lovely evening with your darling and a night on the couch… or the front stoop.

And if you made the incredible, jaw-dropping mistake of failing to prepare in advance for the holiday- shame on you, by the way- keep in mind that Hot Shot does same-day delivery, so we can get your package to its destination in less than two hours.

In other words, we can save Valentine’s Day, and you can spend the day writing love notes instead of an apology letter.

But why wait for it to get that close? Schedule your delivery now and put your mind at ease. We don’t miss and we’re not late, so with your confirmation in hand (or email box), all you have to do is find a decent restaurant that won’t cost you a million bucks for a table on February 14th.