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