We usually like when things get us there, but isn’t it way more convenient when something gets things to you? That’s what PickThisUp is all about. The Dutch startup puts 8 million unutilized trunks on the road by matching theirs drives to people who wants things transported to them. Didn’t understand? This video might help you a bit.
Let me give you an example. You are in Utrecht and you found the perfect sofa for your living room, the problem? It is in Rotterdam. Well, you activate PickThisUp and they will contact all the drivers in the area so they can pick it up and deliver it to your house. The best part? The prices are between 12.50 and 50 euros, which is 60 to 80 percent cheaper than a regular delivery service. I know that I wanted to know about this when I was moving – it would save a lot of stress. Oh, and have I mentioned that it also works throughout Europe? They already had deliveries made from Switzerland to the Netherlands.
Right now PickThisUp is making a round of investments that is also shared. Anyone can invest on it via LeapFunder. The website allows anyone to see the investment documents easily to ease the process. The minimum value to invest is a thousand euros and expect to raise at least 35 thousand. If you are wondering the business model from every delivery 75% of the value goes to the driver and 25% to PickThisUp. So if you are looking to invest in 2017 here is a opportunity. To know more about it you can look all the documents up here.