The evolution of technology has changed the way the world does business. Today we are used to everything being online and right at our fingertips. With online service delivery platforms, it has become possible to receive a package within a few hours depending upon when the order was placed and your location. A Hong Kong-based startup, Pickupp, is a logistics optimization platform that offers low-cost solutions to merchants with delivery needs within the country and also in Singapore and Malaysia.
The company recently announced that it has secured an undisclosed sum in a pre-series round of financing led by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs fund, besides the participation of a local VC firm Spark Ventures and Axis Capital, which is the existing investor.
Pickupp claims that the new funds will be utilized towards engineered resources to handle API integration with multinational 3PL couriers and e-commerce marketplace. The company plans to improve upon the marketing efforts to penetrate further into Omni-channel sales for retailers besides expansion in Southeast Asia region.
Last year the company has launched its mobile app for both Android and Apple users which provides a seamless and user-friendly interface. It allows the users to manage their Pickupp account effectively, from placing orders, tracking delivery status, checking order history, managing your wallet and much more can be done with this app.
The company was founded by Pang, Paco Chan, and Eric San in 2016 and utilizes services of delivery agents by using available public transport like motorcycles/scooters, trucks, vans, etc., to deliver anything anytime anywhere and at a fraction of a cost.
Whether you want gifts, flowers, wine or any online merchandise delivered or picked up, Pickupp sends items door-to-door in 4 hours and on the same day. Pickupp’s online portal is simple and easy to use; the GPS real-time parcel tracking system allows the user to keep a tab on their delivery. The charge is based on the distance and weight of the packages. The delivery notes are signed physical and digital copies.
Pickupp serves merchants in 50+ industries and offers services to both individuals and enterprises. The enterprise accounts get a guaranteed matching delivery agent and bulk orders can be placed conveniently. The company offers tailor-made last-mile service for both ad-hoc and bulk deliveries.
For low-cost delivery solutions, get in touch with the team of Pickupp today!