WeBringg, same-day delivery company, was featured in the Irish Examiner on Monday 19th of March in an article written by Ruth Dorris, “Irish startup makes same-day delivery a retail reality”.
“While consumers have embraced the convenience of e-commerce, a huge drawback is the two to five days’ wait to have the purchased item delivered, according to Alan Hickey, co-founder of same-day delivery service, WeBringg.” writes Ruth.
““It was that old cliché of ‘isn’t that brilliant idea so simple?’. It was a case of stepping back and looking at something differently and having that ‘ah ha’ moment,” Mr Hickey said.”
“Amazon already offers a same-day delivery for members of its Prime service in the US and UK. It’s only a matter of time before the service is introduced in Ireland, Mr Hickey said. However, he doesn’t see the service as a direct competitor as Amazon is a marketplace and WeBringg is offering a service to retailers. “
You can check out the rest of the article on The Irish Examiner Website here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/irish-startup-makes-same-day-delivery-a-retail-reality-833182.html
What does the term last-mile mean?
The last mile is a metaphor used to describe the movement of goods from a fulfillment centre to their final destination. In other terms, it’s the last part of a product’s journey before it arrives at your customer’s door. According to the New York Times, Sucharita Mulpuru of Forrester Research refers to the last mile as “the moment that matters.” She goes on to say,“Once you can own the moment that matters, you build a loyal customer base.”
For most consumers in Ireland, we spend a subordinate amount of time counting and estimating when a package will be delivered, particularly when ordering a gift or present that is needed within a certain time-frame. You are left staring at the computer screen, wondering whether to press that ‘click to pay’ button, what if the present doesn’t arrive in time? How many days from now is 3-5 working days if the weekend is coming up? What address should you order it to? you’re not in work next Thursday and the party is on Friday, you quickly change your mind and press that ‘x’ button the top right hand of your screen and start planning a day you can go to a busy shop to buy an item similar even it will cost you more, because it would be embarrassing to show up without the present.
E-commerce continues to grow at a rapid pace. Though the ecommerce industry has matured rapidly, one surprising area of neglect is the delivery process. Retailers should understand that often stores are closer to consumers than many of their warehouses. For stores on a main street, the last mile is now the first mile for many consumers. If you can fulfill a customer’s order direct from the location of your store, you can eliminate many issues customer’s experience from traditional delivery and ensure your customer’s journey with your brand is seamless.
Consumers want instant gratification, their time is valuable. If you can offer them something your competitor cannot it will put you a step above the rest. Do you want to build the foundation for a customer that returns to your brand or product time and time again? WeBringg offers delivery within 90 minutes and your customer can track it from your store to their door. Retailers should understand that often stores are closer to consumers than many of their warehouses. They can judge exactly where they will be, and know they will not need to wait around for hours, forget days. WeBringg has a team of crowd-sourced drivers that have gone through the necessary backchecks to ensure your product is delivered with care. Your customer’s can rest assured knowing their product is in good hands. Your customer can track their order in real-time through a link sent to them through SMS, so they know exactly where their driver is and they know exactly where they will need to be in the given time-frame.
The future of delivery is here. Meet your customers’ demands and ensure every moment of their purchase is a moment that matters.
With our recent partnering with ALONE Ireland, a number of WeBringg’s employees decided to run (or rather scramble through) the 5.5km RunAMuck challenge on March 10th, 2018 in Coolcarrigan Estate, Co Kildare. Our aim is to raise €1,500 in aid of ALONE Ireland who truly are a wonderful organisation. ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.
Nine employees in total ran from WeBringg with the first person getting to the finish line in 1 hour and 16 minutes coming in at place 852. We consider that to be pretty good as there was a total of over 3,000 people who completed the RunAMuck challenge for charities throughout Ireland. Two of our clients from Snap Printing also took part in the challenge with us, in order to help us raise funds ALONE Ireland.
The RunAMuck challenge had many different obstacle courses in which we had to run, jump and climb through muck, water, ice, haystacks. Many of our team got stuck in the different terrains, with many losing shoes and falling face first into the bogs. It was a mucky yet rewarding experience for all our staff who left smiling. Marty Moore, our sales and marketing executive said, “It was dirty and smelly, but I loved it!”
We would very much appreciate your kind donations which you can submit online here. These donations (no matter how small) will help to allow ALONE to continue to do the fantastic work they are currently doing. Thank you to all our fantastic employees who took part in the RunAMuck challenge and continue to raise funds to date.
You can read more about the RunAMuck challenge here, and be sure to check out their pictures on Facebook.
Photo credit to http://actionphotography.ie/
WeBringg was announced as winner of the Fingal Enterprise Awards on Thursday 8th March 2018 at the mother-ship event of Local Enterprise Week with Enterprise Ireland. Alan Hickey and Sean Murray, founders of WeBringg, both from Castleknock won the leading award in the competition, securing a cash prize of €5,000. WeBringg are a last-mile logistic company disrupting traditional distribution services by offering businesses a platform to fulfill deliveries of online and offline sales in 90 minutes or less. Alan Hickey and Sean Murray will go forward to represent Fingal at the National Enterprise Awards competition that will be held in May, 2018. WeBringg.
Mayor of Fingal, Mary McCamley presented the award to Alan Hickey and Sean Murray and commented on the ‘extraordinary entrepreneurial talent in the competition’ this year. The competition was assessed and judged by a panel of individuals which was chaired by the founder of One4All vouchers, Michael Dawson. There was a total of ten businesses competing for the top prize. Each individual chosen to represent their business answered a number of demanding questions from the judges and each application was scrutinized before the judges made their final decisions, in which they chose WeBringg as the ultimate winners.
Two contestants were chosen for a joint runner-up position, DropChef and BusterBox who both received a cash prize of €1,500 in which to invest into their businesses in order to grow further. The calibre of the competition was very difficult and each application was judged laboriously throughout the competition.
WeBringg was previously announced as winner of The Best Start-Up Business at the Fingal IBYE Local Awards with Enterprise Ireland and will be attending the final awards in April of 2018 in which the National winner will be announced throughout Ireland. The future is very bright for WeBringg as they await the results for both competitions in the Spring of this year.
WeBringg the on-demand crowdsourced delivery service have announced their launch in New Zealand, supplying delivery in under 90 minutes to partner companies such as Menulog, New Zealand’s largest food-ordering platform.
WeBringg has developed a technology and process that has turned traditional 2-3 day delivery wait times into 90 minutes. WeBringg is the first Irish delivery company to offer same day delivery for retailers and restaurants. With a fleet of crowdsourced delivery drivers, WeBringg provides business’ with their own pod of drivers guaranteeing same day delivery to their customers.
WeBringg launched in Brisbane, Australia in July 2017 with food-ordering company MenuLog with the help of Enterprise Ireland with further plans to expand into New Zealand. WeBringg continues their pattern of consistent growth with an increasingly expanding base of satisfied customers with the newest addition being Auckland. WeBringg has partnered with New Zealand’s largest online takeaway and home delivery website. Sean Murray, CEO of WeBringg stated, “The main aspect for us is the growth and the export potential, the plan is to go from operating in nine cities to 35 cities in 2018”. For more information please visit: http://www.webringg.com/
WeBringg are in the recruitment stages in Auckland and are looking for drivers on bicycles, scooters and cars. WeBringg work in pods, allowing every driver to work in an allocated a location to maximize income while they work. WeBringg allows drivers to get out and about and interact within their community while getting paid. If you wish to join WeBringg’s team of drivers in Auckland, you can contact the facebook page here, or email the WeBringg team at email@example.com. If your application is successful training days will be held on the 13th and 14th of March, 2018. You will receive all the information you need to get started with a fun and growing network during these training days.
Photo credit to: nzbusiness.co.nz