Fetchr launches Fetchr NOW service in the UAE
Fetchr has launched its brand-new service Fetchr NOW in the UAE. The service allows users to send or receive any package immediately using only their smartphone and its GPS capabilities.
The UAE-headquartered technology start-up is the first Middle Eastern start up to raise funding of US $11 million in a Series A round backed by a top-tier Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm.
It hopes to revolutionise the delivery and logistics industry in the region by tackling the common hassle of having “no actual address” in emerging markets.
Fetchr’s proprietary technology offers an intuitive solution to pickup and drop-off packages in a region where address systems can be difficult to navigate. It uses a patented technology to schedule pickup and delivery using mobile phone GPS coordinates. The app enables peer to peer transactions while also facilitating business needs.
Fetchr has now broadened their services with the brand new Fetchr NOW feature. Fetchr NOW is an immediate delivery solution, where the closest available driver will get pinged as soon as a request is initiated.
The driver will go directly to the pickup location, get the package, and deliver it to the receiver, without making any stops. Users can track the driver’s location in real-time, and will see an updated estimated time of arrival (ETA) on the app factoring in GPS positioning, directions, and traffic. The service on the app will be available all-round the day (24 Hours) depending on the availability of drivers in proximity.
“We are excited to offer on-demand services to everyone! We want to eliminate the most prevalent logistical challenges in the region- no addresses, security issues, and on-time deliveries”, says Idriss Alrifai, Fetchr’s CEO.
Customers can use the service for a flat rate fee of AED40 anywhere in Dubai along with a Cash on Delivery option. Currently Fetchr NOW is available in Dubai, with expansion plans for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in the pipeline.
“We are excited to announce Fetchr NOW. Fetchr NOW is a lifestyle brand and we are giving people the most precious gift of time. Use our app to check off your to-do list. The future is all about mobile. We leave addresses for the other guys.” says Joy Ajlouny, co-founder of Fetchr.