Next time when you travel between Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai – here is a chance to earn free meals and cab transfer. To earn such freebies – all you need to do is to carry verified ecommerce packages like shoes, apparels, books and accessories with Bangalore based platform DeliverWithMe.
All packages to be delivered by travelers are from trusted e-commerce merchants; and for smooth and hassle free operation, the platform has managers stationed in at airports or railway stations who will hand over and pick up packages from travelers.
How does DeliverWithMe work?
Post your train/flight trip using platform’s dashboard to give your trip details. Post which, you will receive an sms and email asking for your confirmation to deliver an e-commerce package. Once you confirm, DeliverWithMe will furnish details of the manager who will help you at the source airport or railway station.
At the destination airport or station, collect your reward and hand over the baggage to the company manager who will be waiting for you at the arrival gate.
To ensure security – the platform keeps the parcel box open when it gets it to the airport. “We show you what’s inside the box and then seal it in front of you before handing it over to you,” said Anand Satyan, co-founder, DeliverWithMe.
In case of theft or loss of package, DeliverWithMe provides partial or full compensation to the ecommerce merchant after due-diligence.
For now DeliverWithMe does deliveries between Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. “We plan to add a city to our list every month and slowly expand to cover tier 2 cities and towns’” added Satyan. For verifying travelers profile DeliverWithMe leverages power of social graph and also records phone and PNR numbers of travelers as additional identification details.
Unlike Paris based startup – Jib.li, DeliverWithMe does not offer international deliveries yet as there are various challenges associated with it. Currently, the platform started deliveries for few ecommerce players. In terms of pricing, for parcel upto 1 kg – the company charges typically in the range of Rs.60 to 120.
The company plans to introduce review and rating system for travelers in coming months. “The immediate plan is to validate the model in the current cities and then expand to many more cities and towns all over the country” said Satyan. DeliverWithMe also aims to make same day deliveries possible very soon.
To celebrate DeliverWithMe getting featured on NextBigWhat – the company is giveing away a free taxi pickup/dropoff for anyone travelling from Bangalore to New Delhi on May 6 and 7! Sign up and post your trip on its portal to redeem the offer.
Do you think a portal like this works better as a C2C platform, as opposed to what it is now? What are your thoughts?