I was sent this by Roadie and thought I would publish it. Since Christmas spending is forecasted to eclipse 1 trillion dollars, I thought you might need a little help!
Roadie is the first “on-the-way” delivery network, an app-based community that puts unused capacity in passenger vehicles to work by connecting senders with drivers who are already going that way. Roadie was founded on the southern hospitality notion of neighbors helping neighbors. The idea struck founder Marc Gorlin one day when he needed a couple boxes of custom tile from a warehouse a few hours away to finish a bathroom renovation, and had no economical or practical way of getting them the same day. He started to think, there’s always someone going somewhere, surely someone who was already headed in that direction would be willing to transport a couple boxes of tile for him. A light bulb went off and Roadie was born. By tapping into the more than one billion square feet of excess capacity in passenger vehicles already on the road, Roadie is bringing disruptive innovation to the $90 billion shipping industry. The service connects people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking. It’s quickly becoming the go-to delivery solution for large, awkward or delicate items. Roadie delivers what people need right to their door, same-day, next day, and even on weekends. They offer photographic chain of custody, real-time tracking, and security code delivery confirmation. Goods are automatically protected up to $500 with the option to purchase additional coverage up to $10,000. Roadie partners with UPS Capital® for this additional protection, providing another level of comfort to senders. Pricing is determined by distance and urgency, in addition to size. Most local Gigs will cost between $8 and $60, and long-distance/cross-country Gigs with over sized items can cost up to $650. Roadie has over 80,000 verified drivers covering all 50 states. Roadie has made deliveries in more than 11,000 cities and towns nationwide — a larger footprint than Amazon Prime. The Roadie app is available for download in the iTunes Store and on Google Play. To learn more about the world’s first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network, visit www.roadie.com.