Something New – Uber Inspired Courier Service
Australia Post is encountering bad reviews and customers are continuously raising concerns on the quality of service that this courier company provides. It has been raised that the services Australia Post’s are slow, unreliable, and expensive. There are many cases that the parcels were not delivered and the clients to pick them up in the offices. In line with all the complaints and concerns, there are a lot of other courier services that could be alternatives to Australia Post.
Startups are now getting emboldened and have started to think up ideas on how to answer the questions bothering the people regarding the delivery of their parcels. Alternative courier services in Melbourne and other parts of Australia are now being considered. One particular startup decided to make use of the “sharing economy” that is rapidly growing and with a strategy like this, the company and the app is very similar to Uber – a taxi service. This time, this app handles parcels and other items to be delivered.
People Post is an app that connects users to available runners near the where the user is to be able to hire them for delivery. The price of each delivery is subject to the distance of the delivery and the urgency of the delivery. The calculations and algorithms for the app and the pricing to work efficiently are continuously being studied for efficiency and cheaper rates. The basic is that the shorter the distance and to that it should be delivered with less sense of urgency, the cheaper it will be. Currently, they also have a plan to create a merchant structure that will give big discounts to businesses when they start using this app.
Inspired by Uber, similar features to Uber can also be found in this app. A user can like and favourite a runner for future reference. The user can also rate the runner too. The services are available all day, every day.
The current places where this service is being offered is in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, and Brisbane. The company also has plans to go global in 2017 if the venture proves to be successful. If this venture is successful, surely alternative courier services in Melbourne and other places will be the option of most people when sending their items.