It's no secret that we've been pretty tight with technology - especially right now. Whether it's our television, computer or phone, a lot of us are just glad to have gadgets to keep us connected. In fact, now more than ever, our apps, streaming services and devices are helping us create a new normal.
Naturally, as we adapt to the new climate, our technology is adapting, as well. And one mobile app is hoping to change the way we send and receive packages - not just now, but forever.
Zoodbox is an on-demand, crowd-sourced delivery platform that provides door-to-door pickup and drop-off for small and light packages within Montreal.
It's kind of like your personal assistant... minus the human contact, because social distancing is king right now.
So, what exactly does Zoodbox do? Well, in a nutshell, it connects people who need things delivered with drivers available to deliver.
Think about it: how many times have you seen something you've loved on Craigslist or Kijiji but haven't been able to get because it's too far? Or maybe you're trying to sell something and can't make it for a meet-up (especially in these times). Such a bummer, right?
And it's the same for business, too. Maybe you're trying to have important files or documents delivered within the city ASAP, but your courier is charging you up the wazoo for same-day delivery. Or maybe they can't quite promise same-day delivery, which is an even bigger setback.
This is where Zoodbox comes in to save the day. All you need to do is download Zoodbox on your phone (yep, it's available for both iPhone and Android), set up your profile (which takes less than two minutes!) and create a "gig" to arrange for delivery. When creating a gig, all you have to do is enter the pickup and drop-off locations and approximate package size.
You'll get an on-the-spot estimate (which is typically cheaper than old-fashioned courriers), after which you'll be paired with a nearby driver. The driver confirms your order and delivers your package within one hour of your scheduled pickup. Yep, just one hour! There's even an in-app messaging feature, allowing you to contact your driver directly at any time. And every gig has $100 coverage, so you can rest even easier.
Whether you're in business or in the business of getting stuff done, Zoodbox is a major gamechanger. Plus, they're currently offering 75% of your first order, but only for a limited time. Just enter the promo code Zoodmtl at checkout and voila!
What: One-hour, door-to-door delivery for light and small packages