In a recent article on Techcrunch it was revealed that:
GoGoVan, an app that connects van drivers and users, wants to make last-mile deliveries easier for users throughout Asian markets. The Hong Kong based startup was founded in summer 2013 and now claims over 50% of the van driver market there, with over 18,000 van drivers using its service.
It recently launched in Singapore, where GoGoVan signed up more than 200 drivers in the first week. Now it plans to roll out in another Asian country within the next few weeks and expand to more markets within the region over the next three to six months before eventually going to other continents.” source: Techcrunch: GogoVan
According to GoGoVan’s website it is just as easy to use as Uber by reserving a van in just a few clicks. Further GogoVan’s website claims that once the order is confirmed, they use GPS to locate the nearly available drivers. As soon as a driver accepts your order the driver’s contact number and license plate are shown. It is apparently also available 24 hours a day.
GoGoVan claims to have the largest fleet in Hong Kong with more than 10 thousand registered drivers.
Some other features include Driver Rating and Voice Recognition which is coming soon according the site.
According to Techcrunch:
“GoGoVan executive chairman Gabriel Fong says the startup wants to replace traditional van call centers in the way taxi and ride-sharing apps have replaced taxi call centers. He adds that once a customer calls a vans through its app, a driver will respond in an average of 10 to 15 seconds, compared to a 20 to 30 minute wait through a van calling center. Users currently include individual consumers who are moving house or have large items they need delivered; small companies that need to deliver things to customers; and large corporations that don’t find it cost-efficient to operate their own fleet of vans.” GoGoVan is currently looking for investors. From their site: “We are rapidly expanding our logistic service to all parts of the world! If you like GoGoVan and would like to help fund our global expansion let’s get in touch”.
It’s safe to say that GoGoVan is on InvestAsian’s radar as a new fast-growth startup. Stay tuned for the next startup of the week!