On-demand delivery service Picup
has launched today allowing users to send just about anything disrupting the Cape Town e-commerce and logistics industry with an integration to popular social network WeChat.
The on-demand delivery service delivering anything that can fit into a bicycle, scooter and car making it possible for anyone to work as a Picup driver even if they own bicycle, HarleyDavidson, a scooter or a car hence being a powerful job creator.
Launching it on WeChat embodies the network’s goal of being much more than IM application but a central point of everyone’s life. By launching on WeChat, Picup leverates on the networks huge market, better mapping and technology in a move that will see Picup not to just disrupt the courier space but revolutionise it.
According to Picup, anyone can becone its driver whether they are a student or pensioner, housewife or small-fleet owner, entrepreneur, full-time rider as long as they have a car, scooter, motorbike or bicycle and an Android-enabled smartphone.
The firm says you apply online, attend a 30-min orientation, verify your details via ThisIsMe™ then attend Picup’s in-house training and they are good to go.
The service also works simply. You have to download WeChat, follow “picup” under “Official Accounts” and complete the simple registration process. Indicate your location, enter the item’s location or where you want the package to be picked or dropped. Describe the item then choose your prefered means either by bicycle, scooter or car then start tracking in real time your delivery after they have been picked. Picup sends you a notification once your package is delivered then it will debit your bank card or WeChat e-wallet and e-mail you an invoice.
Like Uber, you will be charged a minimum base rate plus a per-kilometre charge.