Crowdsourced delivery is rapidly becoming the go-to trend utilized by businesses to expand their outreach and optimize performance. With consumers increasingly concerned with delivery speeds, especially as e-commerce continues to transform the landscape of retail, it becomes necessary that businesses evolve to meet the ever-increasing needs of their consumers. The primary of which is fast, efficient, and trusted delivery options.
Tapping into these global trends is Ahmad Ramahi, Co-founder and CEO of weDeliver. As an avid entrepreneur, Ramahi is always working on developing innovative ways to realize the potential of growing trends dominating the MENA region. With extensive experience in Palestine's entrepreneurial ecosystem, Ramahi has been innovating for years. As a long-time founder of startups, such as Digital360, SocialStudio, and ConceptsTech, as well as corporate experience working with leading telecom operators and lastly with Careem as Operations Manager, Ramahi has become a prominent figure in the Palestinian startup scene.
Along with CEO and Co-founder Ahmad Ramahi, the weDeliver team consists of Co-founder and CTO, Sami Ghawi, who comes from a purely technical background with experience in managing product teams and Artificial Intelligence. weDeliver also consists of an extensive team of drivers delivering packages throughout the country.
weDeliver is the first crowdsourced on the way delivery service for business in emerging markets throughout the MENA region. Ahmad further explains, “We have built a tech-driven solution that utilizes AI and machine learning to optimize the capacity of drivers which results in a faster more cost-efficient solution for businesses.” He adds, “With weDeliver, we seek to disrupt the logistics industry in the region to support many startups and businesses that need a reliable and fast delivery solution.”
weDeliver offers a scalable and sustainable alternative for small businesses and e-commerce platforms that need an efficient and affordable method of delivery. Instead of investing in costly delivery vehicles and employing drivers, which we all know can be beyond the means of many small and medium-sized businesses, weDeliver offers a cost-efficient alternative.
With weDeliver, businesses of all sizes can use the dedicated application to request a driver and have their package delivered anywhere at any time. And to increase the utility of the app, weDeliver offers all parties in the delivery process, real-time tracking updates, needed to keep up with the status and location of items.
“weDeliver is transforming how door-to-door delivery works, our ultimate goal is to disrupt the logistics industry in the region!” says Ramahi.
The appeal of weDeliver is the use of crowdsourcing to realize the potential of hundreds of drivers. Before becoming a part of the weDeliver team, drivers must successfully pass through a background check and training session to then have the opportunity to work anytime, either fulltime, part-time, or just on daily trips. Drivers will receive the technical training needed to use the application along with the professional training needed to interact with the recipients of the packages. This will ensure that operations run as efficiently and securely as possible.
weDeliver maximizes the utility of unused cargo space in vehicles hitting the road. And because most businesses in Palestine prefer cash on delivery, the startup has authorized their drivers to handle financial transactions.
“Business with items that need delivering can simply connect with a driver through the weDeliver app, and the driver headed in that direction can easily deliver the requested item,” says Ramahi.
The inspiration behind weDeliver emerged from Ahmad’s startup experience, he explains, “Through my experience, I realized the value of a sharing economy to help our environment, local communities and to create new jobs.”
What sets weDeliver apart is its dedication to offering businesses the fastest and most efficient delivery solution. “We are one of the first startups in the region that offers on-the-way delivery, rather than on-demand delivery,” Ahmad says. “Our algorithms optimize delivery dispatching and our drivers' utilization time. When you make a delivery request through our app, you will not only get the closest driver to you, but one headed in the direction you requested, and this will save delivery time and cost significantly.”
To spread the word, weDeliver opts for a hybrid marketing model, including social media, email marketing, and digital campaigns, as well as making direct sales with local businesses.
Not only is weDeliver launching in Palestine in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, they will soon begin operations in Jordan. In terms of funding, Ramahi explains, “We secured a good investment at a very early stage,
but we are always looking for new investment opportunities to support our expansion plans into new markets and continue to add features to the platform.”
weDeliver believes in the potential of strategic partnerships. Therefore, to successfully expand to different countries throughout the MENA region, local partners are their key-step needed to open doors and learn about new markets. Ramahi maintains that within the next five years, he aims to make weDeliver a trusted and reliable delivery solution for all business sizes in countries across the globe.
In terms of impact, weDeliver’s DNA is based on building a meaningful business, Ahmad elaborates “What I mean when I say meaningful business is that although we are a for-profit business, serving our local communities is part of our values by creating jobs and supporting the growth of other startups and small business by providing them with the proper logistical support so transforming the economic and social realities for the better!”
To learn more, visit http://www.wedeliverit.co
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