1Fetch, a new on-demand, same-day, hand-to-hand motorbike delivery service, has hit the market revving, providing users with “speedy, professional and super-efficient service – all at the push of a button”, the company said on Wednesday. “It’s that simple.” By Staff Writer
The hand-to-hand motorbike delivery service is available via an app, and the entire delivery process is done in-app, just like the Uber franchise that has completely changed the taxi industry worldwide.
1Fetch connects users with drivers – it’s delivery when you need it and how you need it. It is available on Google Play and on the Apple App Store.
The service runs from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm, and is aimed at businesses that need smaller deliveries done immediately.
Based in the Sandton CBD and servicing areas within a 20km radius of the Sandton CBD (for now), 1Fetch has serious plans for expansion into Gauteng and the rest of South Africa.
Priced at R11 per kilometre and subject to a minimum delivery charge of R50 (which includes VAT), 1Fetch has answered the call for a new way of meeting demands for couriers – less fuss, shorter delivery times and affordability.
Forgot your work shoes after a morning gym session? You could travel back home to fetch them – which would mean sitting in peak-hour morning traffic for ages. Or you could use 1Fetch to collect them for you and deliver them to your workplace.
1Fetch delivers anything that falls within the maximum load capacity of 15kg, subject to 1Fetch’s terms and conditions.
The firm guarantee collection within 90 minutes of the order being placed.
“What typically happens in the workplace is that staff, often highly qualified, are sent out to perform ad hoc drop-offs to clients, service providers, bankers, lawyers, shareholders, board members, etc., and this costs valuable company time and money,” says Panico Theocharides, director of 1Fetch.
“So 1Fetch provides an outsourced, on-demand courier solution. It reduces the full-time staffing commitment, reduces overhead and reduces management time. It brings real-time service to your doorstep, at the click of a button. It’s better, cheaper, faster,” he says.
The world is rapidly converging towards an outsourced model for all things, so iFetch’s immediate plans are to get people to ‘think 1Fetch’ every time they need a corporate document sent, a personal package delivered, food, retail items, a gift for your spouse, or a lunch bag to your kid at school.