September 17, 2013
Yesterday The NYC-based company Zipments announced a successful $2.5 million seed funding round led by FirstMark Capital and Huron River Ventures. Also pitching in were The Windquest Group, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Chicago Ventures, and Robert Safrata, CEO at Novex Couriers.
The $2.5 million will be put to good use as Zipments develops its platform while simultaneously expanding into new markets. Currently, they offer consumers, retailers, and other businesses same-day local delivery service via a network of professional couriers.
“We believe we can help revitalize and retool the global $20 billion same-day delivery industry,” says Garrick Pohl, CEO and co-founder of Zipments. “Today’s courier companies are running at dial up speed, using outdated, inefficient business tools while trying to service a broadband world.”
Zipments has the full suite of technology to help their users out, featuring an app, API, and website-based methods for scheduling local package pickup requests. Once they are scheduled, the requests are automatically dispatched via the mobile app to a network of couriers based on the type of transportation required, be it bike, car, or truck.
The courier who decides to pick up the job can be monitored by the customers with real-time updates like pickup time, recipient signature, and final delivery time of the package. Keep your eyes on Zipments as they utilize this funding because they are dead set on fully modernizing the courier industry.
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