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Wise Move, a South African start-up, is set to disrupt the country’s transportation industry with its brand-new platform. After years of development, it is experiencing rapid growth and processing hundreds of moves.
Not only is Wise Move seeing widespread adoption, it is already attracting thousands of users to its website. September alone saw over 30 000 users while thousands of users are signing up to use the service.
South Africa’s moving industry has grown exponentially in recent years. This has been due to an increase in demand for moving companies and services as people move to different parts of the country post-lockdown.
However, moving can be challenging and even more so in a country where road accidents exceed 800 000 annually and “theft out of a motor vehicle” is listed among the top 10 most common crimes.
Wise Move was launched in response to public demand. It offers a convenient, hassle-free way to book and manage moves with trusted local moving companies – all from one platform.
“There are a lot of moving companies out there, but the quoting and booking process is often confusing and frustrating,” says Gediminas Burinskis, the founder and chief executive of Wise Move. “We wanted to create a platform that would make the whole process easier and more efficient while bringing trust to the industry.”
Asked about the start-up’s initial success, Burinskis explains that traditionally, getting moving quotes from multiple companies has been a time-consuming and frustrating process. Calling to get quotes is notoriously hard, the websites are terrible, and they often want you to fill out lengthy forms with personal information.
There is also never a transparent pricing structure, so knowing if you’re getting a fair price is impossible. Finding reviews you can trust is even harder. That is where Wise Move has stepped in with a smart solution. Its platform is described as “the first 100% transparent online platform for moving companies in South Africa.”
“We’ve invested a lot of time and resources into ensuring that our platform is intuitive and user-friendly, and we’re constantly improving it based on feedback from our users,” says Burinskis.
Wise Move is excited to be paving the way for the moving industry to go digital and remains confident that the platform will revolutionise the way that people book and manage moves.
“We’re just getting started,” says Gediminas. “There is a lot more to come from Wise Move, and we can’t wait to show people what we can do.”