The need for faster, yet convenient and cheap delivery services has continued to rise while on the other hand more couriers and local delivery services strive to provide express delivery to meet the demands of the customers. Numerous delivery-service platforms and price-lists are available, however customers are spending more time comparing services in order to find the cheapest but faster delivery option.
LuckaBox, a startup based in Winterthur is revolutionising the delivery service industry with its solutions. Launched in August this year, LuckaBox acts as a delivery service broker, bundling and aggregating the highly fragmented existing courier services such as bike and express courier companies on its platform. This way, the startup offers retailers and online shops a web service API to connect them directly with their platform.
Using an algorithm, the LuckaBox platform compares all connected carriers – in terms of location, fleet, internal and external customer rating – and thus picks the optimum courier for the client. Using this logistics technology, online retailers now can offer their customers flexible delivery options such as same day delivery within 90 minutes or at a preferred two-hour time frame in urban areas. Companies like ZoëRay, CrowdContainer and even the well-known STEG Computers are using LuckaBox’s services.
LuckaBox is currently available in 11 cities including Bern, St. Gallen and Zürich. The startup also has signed partnerships with couriers in Winterthur, Zug, Luzern, Basel, Biel, Lugano, Lausanne and Geneva.
LuckaBox Delivery Widget now available
On Thursday, LuckaBox announced the launch of Luckabox Delivery Widget on its platform. Individuals in Zürich, can now use the widget for express deliveries. They can also choose a time window of their choice - even three days in advance. This service is primarily designed LuckaBox’s retail and online clients but it is also open to the general public as a shipping solution for those selling on Tutti, Ricardo or Tradono. Since the launch 28 deliveries have been made.
“We went live as planned and started our operations in the last week of August. Since then we experienced a truly surprising rise in weekly delivery numbers. In terms of our team, we have hired a sales manager who is a serial entrepreneur herself and has worked in sales at DHL before. Moreover, we have just started our seed round which we aim to close by the end of this year and tickets are moving fast,” said Aike Festini. CEO of LuckaBox.
Picture: Aike Festini (l) and Maite Mihm (r)