November 22, 2013
Speaking from my personal experiences here, there are two different kinds of people that are always waiting at the oversize baggage claim in the San Diego airport. The first group is the parents who checked their child’s car seat or stroller. The second group is the golfers nervously waiting for their clubs.
Jason Gregory, CEO and co-founder of CaddyX, was tired of the headache of traveling with his golf clubs. First of all, the case is bulky and massive. But beyond that, there is always the threat of damaged clubs or lost luggage.
For golf tourists, you absolutely need your clubs and if they arrive damaged, or if they don’t arrive at all, your trip has just turned into a nightmare. Gregory took his 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and gave the golfers of the world a way out.
Found exclusively at America’s elite country clubs, golfers can opt to ‘CaddyX’ their clubs from doorway to fairway and back. They simply input their one-way or round-trip destination information into the site and go to the drop-off location.
For only $65, the local pro shop will ship your clubs to a destination pro shop. Upon your arrival, your clubs will be ready to go so you can pick them up and start playing your round immediately.
To ease the minds of those who might think they are out of the oven and into the frying pan with shipping their clubs, CaddyX ensures an on-time and damage-free arrival. Should the customer find their clubs in bad shape, there is a $5,000 peace of mind guarantee that protects your clubs.
The only foreseeable issue with this would be that they are operating in a market that isn’t just populated, but absolutely dominated by privatized shipping giants. FedEx and UPS can accomplish the same task and perhaps do it more efficiently.
Gregory, being the four-time entrepreneur that he is, is sticking to his selling points of $65 flat rate, guaranteed quality arrival, and doorstep-to-fairway service. Tackling these giants where it hurts the most – the pricing – might in fact be his best move to get CaddyX the national reputation he is seeking.
“You’ll never forget your first swing, your first long drive, or your first tournament,” says the CaddyX site video. “And you’ll always remember your first CaddyX.”
CaddyX was featured at Tech Cocktail’s Kansas City Mixer & Startup Showcase on October 17th.
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