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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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WeBringg has developed a technology and process that has turned traditional two to three day delivery wait times into 90 minute delivery. Our customers understand that this innovation is becoming necessary to every e-commerce merchant and restaurant everywhere. Picture this, a world where you can purchase any item online and receive it to your office, home or car in under 90 minutes! A world where you can track your item from the retailer to your desired destination.. Sounds pretty good to us.
Our customer, Martin’s off licence won ‘Dublin’s Best Off Licence 2018’ and we couldn’t be more excited to shout about their win. Martin’s Off Licence boasts a large range of spirits, beers and wines in all varieties and price points, making it the perfect off-licence for everyone. Martin’s is a family run business, it was founded in 1978 by Tom Martin and is now run by his two sons, Declan and Damian. Martin’s are passionate about their products and are happy to advise their customers on the perfect bottle. They have previously won the NOFFLA ‘Beer specialist of the Year in 2015 and 2016’ and the NOFFLA ‘Customer Service Award in 2012 and 2014. Their win in 2018 comes as no surprise to us here at WeBringg.
“It’s hard work paying off I suppose, This is the biggest award we’ve won so far to date, we’re all chuffed,” Damian Martin, co-owner of Martin’s Off license told us. “We have a huge range of stock, we have everything covered from your entry level budget wines to your higher end premium stock, we have a range of commercial beers to craft and harder-to-get beers and it’s the same with spirits” Martin’s Off Licence stock close to 100 different types of gins and well over 200 different types of whiskey with the numbers ever increasing. “We have the knowledge to back it up, we all have the courses done in store which is hugely important.”, Damian told us.
“We’re marking 40 years in September, it’s down to our history and our standing in the business, that speaks for itself.” Damian said, “My late father opened it up 40 years ago and now the second generation is running it, hopefully we’ll have a third generation running it in another 40 years.” WeBringg are sure Martin’s will continue to soar in the future, their customer service is next to none and they are passionate about increasing this service, “We want to highlight that we have our partnership with WeBringg, we are able to bring your drink to your door within 90 minutes, which is a great offering,” Damian said, “It is definitely a great service and another aspect of service that we can bring to our customers, with the help of WeBringg.”
With innovation like this we are sure Martin’s Off Licence will see plenty of further success in the future.
At WeBringg, we encourage drivers to cycle an electrically assisted pedal cycles also known as E-bikes. Here are five reasons why you should be reaping the rewards of a pedal assisted E-Bikes.
1.They are fun to cycle.
This one is pretty obvious, right? It doesn’t matter whether you are a regular cyclist or not, using an E-Bike takes the sting out of the strain of cycling. If you have never tried to pedal an electrically assisted pedal bike you will suddenly feel like you have super powers. You can now conquer any hill, mound or mountain that may have previously been too daunting.
2.E-Bikes increase health and fitness.
You may think a regular bike would be more beneficial to your health and fitness, this would be correct if you rode a regular bike as much as an E-Bike. In an experiment done by the European Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers gave out-of-shape men and women pedal assisted bikes. The results showed that all of the riders were generally fitter with less body fat after only one month of using an e-bike three times per week for forty minutes. Many of the subjects actually purchased an E-Bike after this claiming they were a ‘joy’ to cycle. With the pedal assisted electric bikes, they work in proportion to how much you pedal, giving you a low intense cardio session which you can sustain for a longer duration.
3.No more traffic.
If you are commuting to and from work at rush-hour there is no doubt you will be stuck in a long line of stationed cars at some stage. Using an E-Bike you can pass cars stuck in heavy traffic. If you are a delivery driver, there is nothing worse than sitting in traffic for thirty minutes while the hot food in your car gets cold. Using an E-Bike you can travel faster than an average bike, whilst still using the bike lanes.
4.You will save money by using an E-Bike.
The upkeep cost of an E-Bike is subsequently lower than a car. Young people pay extremely high insurance prices when driving a car so you could save thousands by choosing an E-Bike. If you live in a city you get around quicker and park for free, saving you money on parking cost too. If you spend a lot of money on taxis and public transport imagine the savings you can make cycling an E-Bike after the initial purchase of an E-Bike.
5.You are saving the world, one journey at a time.
You are reducing your carbon footprint by choosing an E-Bike over a car. An E-Bike is the most efficient and environment-saving quick transport method we have in today’s generation. Each time you commute on an E-Bike remember that you are saving the environment for future generations. E-Bikes can minimise noise, pollution and traffic congestion all at once.
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Sean Murray, CEO of WeBringg Ltd. was named winner of The Best Start-Up Business at the Fingal IBYE Local Awards. in a ceremony held in Swords County Hall, Co. Dublin. Sean Murray spoke about how he felt about winning this award and what it meant for WeBringg in the future.
“There were a few hundred companies who originally applied.” Sean said, “Five companies were then shortlisted and WeBringg was one of those companies.” The Fingal IBYE competition is running for it’s fourth year and has attracted almost 1,500 applications throughout Ireland, all competing for the €2 million prize.
“We submitted a business proposal and gave a pitch to three dragons,” Sean said, “Then they judged the businesses under 20 different criterias.” All five companies who were shortlisted for the Best Start-Up Business attended a two-day bootcamp held in the Enterprise Ireland office prior to the ceremony, in which they were given advice on how to pitch for investments and general business advice for the betterment of their companies.
So what does winning this award mean for WeBringg? “It’s massive for WeBringg,” Sean said, “It gives potential new customers faith in what we are doing. It gives everyone working with us a boost of moral. We are an award winning company and we are doing great things.” WeBringg previously applied for the award in 2016, however, since then the company has seen a splurge in growth in both figures and staff. “When we applied for the award last year we had 3 members of full-time staff and one member of part-time staff. We now have a total of 27 members of staff in Ireland, the UK and Australia. The main aspect for us is the growth we have seen and the export potential of the company.”
The future looks bright for WeBringg as they intend to increase their business and staff levels in 2018, “The idea is to double what we are currently doing at the very least, to double what we are doing in Ireland, the UK and Australia.” Sean said, “We hope to potentially enter one new market, the plan is to go from operating in nine cities to 35 cities, we also intend to have 35 staff by the end of 2018.”
Sean Murray will now go on to represent Fingal at the Dublin regional competition on January 24th, 2018 for The Best Start-Up Business along with the two other winners for The Best Idea and The Best Established Business.
We are sure WeBringg will bringg it!
Co-founded by Sean Murray and Alan Hickey, WeBringg wants to change the way goods move by crowd sourcing drivers to connect businesses and their customers in minutes rather than days. WeBringg is an on demand delivery platform aiming to disrupt traditional logistics and providing retailers with a new competitive edge.
Webringg connects retailers’ websites with their team of crowd sourced drivers to deliver online sales same day or within a 1 hour window of choice.
In recent times retailers have experienced pressure from a multitude of sources affecting both the E-commerce and in-store sales. Amazon has been a major threat for a number of years due to its economies of scale. However up to 2014 this threat was only applicable to products with a delivery time of 3-5 days. Since 2014 Amazon has targeted the next day and same day delivery market, Amazon are in the process of globally rolling out the Amazon Prime Now service where a customer can order anything from electronics to groceries to be delivered within 90 minutes.
WeBringg co-founder Sean Murray has said “Consumers are now expecting a lot more from their online purchases. They want instant gratification, the same feeling they get when they are in a store. The term omni-channel has been around for a few years but we are now seeing retailers understanding the importance of giving a consistent experience across all channels. This now applies to the delivery of online sales. When a customer buys online and selects a WeBringg delivery, they will receive their goods in minutes not in days, they can track their goods live on a map and see their drivers estimated time of arrival. This combination of speed, predictability and live tracking thrills customers and gives retailers a real competitive advantage.”
WeBringg can also provide ecommerce businesses with a returns delivery service, delivery management system and a “click and don’t collect” service.