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WumDrop launches Deliver 2 Me, new address-free delivery option

Startup courier service WumDrop, has launched a new offering, allowing parcel deliveries without the need for an address.

The service, which the company calls Deliver 2 Me, uses the receiver’s phone and its real-time location. It will also allow users to choose a time for the delivery to take place.

“What makes this technology remarkable is its scalability. Deliver 2 Me isn’t locked into a native mobile app like most geolocation services – it leverages the increasingly powerful suite of features found in mobile browsers to deliver an accurate delivery location to the driver, and a clean, easy to use interface to the end user,” says CTO of Wumdrop, Wilson Canda, in a press release to Ventureburn.

Though Deliver 2 Me will be accessible to retailers using the WumDrop API, the offering is initially only available from the TFG eMall.

“We’re honoured to be partnering with TFG for the launch of Deliver 2 Me. It’s incredibly encouraging to see one of South Africa’s most established businesses willing to put their trust in the technology of a young local startup,” adds the founder of WumDrop, Simon Hartley.

WumDrop was the winner of the 2015 MTN App of the Year award, as well as receiving a R1-million plus investment later that year.

In 2016, the startup was chosen as one of the three finalists for the Cape Town Seedstars World pitching event.

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Graham van der Made: Editor
Graham started out as an electronics manager at Take2 Home Entertainment and went on to spend a further ten years in the South African ecommerce industry. During this time, Graham founded and managed an online geek and hobby shop. He has always had a passion for writing and has... More