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Ranjan Dailata
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Key things to consider

The following are key things to consider.

  1. Automating the background checks.
  2. Provide insurance options. It’s a key thing that every customers will look for.
  3. Commuters in addition to registering, should also agree to provide a reliable service by depositing a fixed money.
  4. Delivery tracking mechanism that you mentioned is at high level, a patented solution can be implemented for live tracking of location, delays if any etc.
  5. Dealing with the out of state package delivery by considering a reliable and feasible mechanism
  6. Alternate delivery options
  7. Focus Door to Door delivery in not just cities but also considering it in remote or rural areas.
  8. Build a patent commuter, location, costing and delivery mechanism involving algorithms, Artificial intelligence etc.
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Hi Ranjan,

Thank you for your feedback. All the above are key things, some of which we have already considered, some we havent and some we just dont know how to solve.

Having said that i’d be interested in discussing points 6,7 and 8 in further detail.

The reason i suggest this is because by interviewing people we have learned that although they would be paid, people arent as motivated as we thought when it comes to delivering a package whilst they commute. Currently, i would say most people consider commuting a hassle and wouldnt want to wait or derail too much from their journey back home or to work. As such how might we design a user experience that addresses these realities and feelings and get people to change habits?

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Ranjan Dailata
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Aristos Michaelides Did you see the existing model such as Nimber. They do exactly what you envisioned and described - “Ship anything, anytime, anywhere”

https://www.nimber.com/

The idea is to build an extraordinary and proprietary innovative solution that helps in connecting peoples and accomplish the delivery task with easy. As usual, various options should be provided. Paying incentive is one benefit, whereas say if you want to sell or buy used goods, you can make such as arrangement with the delivery. Also, consider having a tie-up with bigger organization like e-commerce providers where folks always get excited to ship things in bulk orders.

All you need is an inspiration model that would help folks in understanding your business. Don’t worry, the commuters will get used to in no time. I was also thinking about the IOT integration so we can track items and commuters in real time.

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Hi Ranjan Dailata , yes i have seen them, and they havent gained much traction here in the UK, primarily because they are very expensive. In addition they are focused on the consumer 2 consumer (C2C) space, and the volume of parcels are significantly less than then B2C space which we are going after. Our operating model is slightly different by leverage existing commuter routes as opposed to finding new delivery jobs and fulfilling them. But even so, the lack of people using Nimber makes me think they havent achieved product/market fit. We also think that startups and marketplaces that sell products would be good target customers as they are price sensitive and aligns with the common sharing economy values we embody. I’m interested in hearing your thoughts ?

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How did you hear about nimber?

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Aristos Michaelides Yes, you are right. There are tons of startup companies these days in growing countries too, where you can target them and handle their deliveries as well. It’s interesting to see your ideas and how you handle things differently when compared to existing courier services dominating the industry. I would be interested to hear your thoughts as well based on your discussion with clients etc.

A lot we can learn from existing companies like Amazon especially how they handle local warehouse and target deliver on time. Also, an emerging area would be food delivery. There are employees looking for fresh food delivered to their office/home. There are other scenario’s of wholesale food and grocery deliveries etc. I see a huge market space. Believe me, it’s a multi billion dollar industry 😃

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Steven Reubenstone i just googled for existing crowdsourced delivery services and they came up.

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