WeChat’s Rush courier service boasts 1k deliveries in three months

The WeChat-powered courier service Rush has managed to complete over 1 000 deliveries in just three months since it launched.

“Small businesses, in particular, are finding our delivery services to be ideal. After all, the economy is slowing down and money is inevitably tight, so an increasing number of SMEs are embracing the courier services we offer in terms of price and choice,” says CEO of Rush, Glenn Whittaker, in a press release sent to Ventureburn.

Rush is a comparative platform allowing customers to view delivery services and rates from a number of couriers in real time. Customers can then book a courier on their smartphone. Whittaker likes to refer to the startup as “a combination of an Uber and Hippo.co.za.”

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Since launch, Rush has been expanding its range of available couriers and services. Apart from the likes of Courier IT, The Courier Guy, RTT, and Skynet, Rush has added Roadtrip Courier to its lineup.

Roadtrip will be handling the Pronto service for Rush, which operates in major metropolitan areas and delivers a parcel within 90-minutes for a reduced fee.

“When we decided to launch our courier service, we discovered that the existing Rush services had a tendency to avoid the immediate ‘pick up and deliver side’ of the business. This offered us a niche where we could effectively plug in and use our existing infrastructure,” says co-owner of Road Trip, Matthew Slater.

“By partnering with Rush, we are able to instantly deliver to an extended customer base that is actively seeking the kind of courier services we provide,” adds Slater.

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Whittaker expects Rush’s volumes to increase as more customers become aware of WeChat Wallet.



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