Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New 'On-the-Way' Delivery Service Launches in Memphis

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 2:46 PM

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A new type of delivery service has arrived in Memphis called Roadie.

Roadie is an “on-the-way delivery service” that lets people send goods by way of drivers who are already going in a certain direction. Deliveries can include anything from furniture to food. Roadie coordinates deliveries for large companies, small businesses, and individual senders.

Users can use the Roadie app or website to post pictures and info about the item they want delivered, provide a pickup location, make a payment, and then be matched to drivers based on their location and availability. (See the video below for more details). Delivery fees are calculated based on several factors, including distance and urgency, and range from $8 to $650.

The Atlanta-based company aims to be faster, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient than traditional carriers, by providing a “smart solution to save on shipping costs and a green way to use resources already on the road.”

“The Roadie app enables efficient, low-cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking, offering members of the community a variety of benefits including free roadside assistance, roadside discounts, and tax write-offs on miles they were already driving,” according to the company’s website.

Since launching in 2015, the company has delivered items to more than 11,000 cities across the country.

How To Send with Roadie | Step-By-Step Walkthrough from Roadie on Vimeo.

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