This new Singaporean start-up wants to be the Uber for
Need a package to be sent in a jiffy but
can’t quite find a reliable courier to get it picked up and delivered within
the next couple of hours? That’s the issue that this courier start-up,
FastFast aims to solve. ‘Almost every
courier company will reject last minute deliveries, or charge crazy amounts and
term such requests as
said Co-Founder Adrian Ng.
The idea for FastFast first came to Ng and his three other co-founders Axton Salim, Julian Low and Elim Chew who is a well-known Singapore
based entrepreneur and social innovator, late last year when they were discussing issues
they faced with last minute courier deliveries over beer. ‘We were wondering why can’t couriers be instant, just like how we
would call or use a mobile application to book a cab when we need one. We do
not call a cab company 3 hours in advance to pre-book a cab,’ said Ng.
FastFast is an easy to navigate mobile
application courier that is available for both Android and iOS users. It
positions itself as an easy to use, on-demand courier service supported by
hired and community drivers – which takes away the stress in pre-booking or
trying to find a courier at short notice. This unique approach to have
community drivers as part of the delivery team allows FastFast to operate at
any time of the day and respond quickly to urgent requests.
Aside from an increase in operational
efficiency, the mobile application allows community drivers who are looking to
earn an additional income. ‘Individuals can now take up the opportunity to be
their own boss and run their own delivery business,’ said Ng – hence, Uber for
As FastFast is a mobile application, there
is no longer the need to call a courier that often go unanswered. The mobile
application is really easy to operate, just five simple steps to find a courier
and get your package sent. Simply choose your delivery type, input details of
where and who the package is going to, find a driver, get a price quote and
lastly confirm the order. All packages are delivered within 90 minutes and you
will be able track your parcel when it is being delivered.
‘When we call them, they respond
immediately whether it is via a call or email. The service is efficient and reasonably priced,’ said Yanah, a FastFast user.
By Geralyne Kaye / October 9, 2015 17:30PM
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