Zipments is a software and service platform that connects businesses and consumers with local couriers to do fast, affordable local deliveries.
Crowdshipping is the delivery of goods based on the selection of a courier closest to the delivery route. The service was inspired by crowdsourcing, or the act of enlisting a group of people to help with a project, and is already growing quite rapidly. Couriers typically provide one-day shipping (or less) and the cost is frequently less expensive than traditional shipping methods.
The promise of same-day delivery has many brick-and-mortar retailers champing at the bit to get in the race. In a world where speed and immediacy sells, stores know this hyper-level customer service can help them claw back market share from online-only competitors.
Garrick Pohl, the founder of zipments, told me that his company offers same-day delivery for large retailers, e-commerce and local mom/pop shops to stay competitive. Fortunately, many companies have found that same-day delivery with zipments to be a more affordable option than two-day delivery with the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.
If Garrick Pohl gets his way, FedEx and UPS may eventually be a distant memory in the intra-city delivery business.
The Michigan entrepreneur co-founded courier software start-up Zipments to give retailers and businesses an delivery option for packages that don’t need to travel a long distance.