There exist a multitude of tech solutions for last mile delivery, from locker services to tracking solutions. But today, London startup Weengs announced the launch of its on-demand delivery service, based on the Shyp model in the US, in a bid to bring digital convenience to the first mile of a package’s journey.
For a flat fee of £5.00 per collection plus the cost of delivery, Weengs provides customers with an instant postage and packaging solution – users simply take a picture of the unpacked item they would like to send via their app and press the ‘Pickup Now’ button. A Weengs Angel is immediately dispatched to their home or office to collect the item within 15 minutes of the request.
Items are then taken to central hubs to be carefully and professionally wrapped at no extra cost, before being distributed by one of Weengs’ partner carriers, which include Royal Mail, ParcelForce, Hermes, UPS and DHL, determined by who offers the best-value option. For international deliveries, Weengs also offers to handle all documentation required for International Customs.
Commenting on the launch, Greg Zontanos, Co-Founder at Weengs said: “With on-demand TV, 24 hour shopping and services like Uber on the market, consumers now regularly expect instant gratification. So we built Weengs with that in mind, creating a service that made it easy to ship anything, anywhere for the best price at the tap of a button.”
Weengs, which is currently operating in selected areas in East London and has already raised £100,000 in early investments from angel investors, with a round of seed funding expected shortly. For further information, please visit http://weengs.co.uk.