Zoom2u and Greyhound Australia strike freight deal


Australian courier teams up with bus line to get parcels across state borders for smaller prices

Zoom2u and Greyhound Australia strike freight deal
Zoom2u's Steve Orenstein (left) with Greyhound Australia’s Dan Smith.

 

Local courier service Zoom2u has partnered with Greyhound Australia to spawn a next-day delivery service.

The CEO and founder of Zoom2u Steve Orenstein says the overnight service provides a significant cost reduction when compared to interstate freighting by plane.  

"This new overnight service with Greyhound buses, provides individuals and businesses with a real alternative to a traditional courier company," Orenstein says.

"At Zoom2u we’ve been able to grow our network of couriers quickly by using existing assets, rather than putting more vehicles on the road and our own technology enables our customers to know where their courier is at all times, so it’s a much better service."

Greyhound Australia’s head of freight Dan Smith says it is the perfect partner for the courier company as it operates 365 days a year.

"We’re happy to partner with Zoom2u, enabling Australians to use our network of coaches to send their parcels all over Australia," Smith says.

"I’m sure the service will be incredibly popular, particularly in the run up to Christmas."

Zoom2u says the overnight pricing scheme starts at $39 for a document delivery before midday from Sydney CDB to Melbourne CBD.

A parcel up to 10kg under the same conditions is $50.

The Zoom2u business is based on smartphone app or online interaction, where an individual or business registers with the company then nominates pick-up and delivery details.

Customers are provided with courier tracking information in real time and job completion notifications.

The company launched in 2014 and 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.

In June, it received an $850,000 investment from Temando non-executive director Anthony Klok and Gandel Invest founder Tony Gandel.

 

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