Enter DropBuddies, the first “on-the-way” delivery network that connects people who have items to send with independent couriers headed in that direction.
By utilizing excess capacity of vehicles already on the road, we’re tapping into an existing infrastructure made up of the places people go and the patterns we drive every day. The result is a faster, cheaper, and more efficient shipping alternative for everything from cupcakes to gadgets to couches.
We are a peer-to-peer package delivery service and as such, once you make a delivery request, our system automatically uses GPS to alert DropBuddies closest to where you indicated as pickup point via push notification on their mobile device. The DropBuddy who then accepts your request would contact you and head to the pickup point to help fulfill the request. We leverage on tools such as maps, artificial intelligence & algorithms to understand and manage routing of packages more effectively.
Having combined technologies with shipping, we have created a digital version of on-demand delivery. The distinctive feature is that everybody can have a try at working as a courier. All you need to do is to apply and download an app online. Moreover, the presence of a vehicle is irrelevant as we accept different people from pedestrians to van owners.