UPDATE: AUG 4, 2016
Proud moment… BECK in top 3 of the top 20 Promising Tech Startups in India – cover story by Digit Magazine August 2016 Issue.
Let’s start with…
The Problem: How to make sending anything anywhere simple through technology?
Sending a parcel abroad, regardless of the size of the package, can often be a hassle for the sender – the process is not transparent, there are often issues with the weight of the package, and the charges are often exorbitant.
We thought of this as the problem and worked on finding a the solution with our startup..
It is to address these concerns..we started BECK Friends, a global peer-to-peer logistics marketplace.
But how is BECK Friends different from other logistics services operating globally?
The difference lies in the approach. BECK Friends is aimed at creating a simple, flexible, cost-effective platform for delivery solutions that reaches out to a global consumer base. Moreover, it also gives an opportunity to the user delivering the package to earn while they travel. With the platform, BECK is looking to disrupt the global logistics market through technology and help its users in sending anything anywhere economically by bringing in a community-led approach.
HOW IT WORKS?
The process for requesting and offerings services on BECK Friends is very simple. Users add requests in the location they choose, providing the details of pickup & delivery along with the package details and the picture of the package to be delivered. The platform’s algorithm then gives an estimated pricing based on factors such as the time requested for delivery, the package size and the distance. Other users can then respond to the request, which delivers a notification to the sender and gives him/her an option to see the Facebook profile of the user interested in making the delivery. Once the interested party is approved by the sender, numbers are then exchanged through SMS. This ensures privacy as well as establishes trust for both parties involved.
HOW MUCH I HAVE TO PAY?
With the platform free to use at present, BECK Friends is focusing on creating a critical mass of users in form of peers, third party courier companies and truck companies amongst other partners. Users can sign up with BECK Friends to send things around the globe or simply look for opportunity to earn next time when you are travelling.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US?
Log onto www.beckfriends.com & sign up.. to send anything anywhere in the world & earn as you travel.
Don’t forget to give us your feedback! on firstname.lastname@example.org to make the product better for you!
About the author:
Deep Malhotra is the Co-Founder of BECK Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Feel free to write with your thoughts and opinions on email@example.com or follow on Twitter @deepmalhotra