Investment starts Zoom2u courier expansion


Australian courier service is planning growth on the back of $850,000 funding

Investment starts Zoom2u courier expansion
Zoom2u CEO Steve Orenstein.

 

Local courier service Zoom2u is set to expand its Australian reach thanks to an $850,000 investment lead by Temando non-executive director Anthony Klok and Gandel Invest founder Tony Gandel.

Launched in 2014, Zoom2u offers businesses and customers next-day parcel delivery and three-hour delivery options on the back of owner-driver style couriers using bikes, motorcycles, cars and vans.

The company says the investments will aid the service to focus on providing businesses of all sizes quick goods deliveries and allow it to hire new staff in operations, development, sales and marketing roles.

"Zoom2u is determined to make using a courier faster, simpler and easier than ever before,"  Zoom2u founder and CEO Steve Orenstein says. 

"The funding will be used to expand the business and change the crucial last mile of package delivery in Australia. We want to give the customer visibility of where their goods are and when they’ll be delivered, rather than waste time having to stay in and wait for them."

The investment from Klok provides him a seat on the Zoom2u’s board, while Gandel will also be used as an advisor, the company says, on the back of their experience in early stage technology and logistics companies.

At present, Zoom2u’s three-hour service is limited to customers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane but its next-day parcel delivery service is Australia-wide.

Customers utilise an online form or smartphone app to book couriers, whose location can then be tracked in real-time.

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