A Southern Italian startup, founded in 2014 to overcome the logistical shortfalls and extra-costs for the transportation of goods that are typical of remote areas, is now operating at national level in a leading position. The company has launched an online marketplace for shipping heavy goods by connecting shippers (typically, consumers and small businesses) needing transport services to the transport companies with unused space on their trucks.
By applying advanced matching algorithms, the platform supports an active bidding process that is able to provide shippers with a range of quotes directly from the transport providers. Shippers can compare rapidly several options, quotes and feedbacks, and book online, paying a 10% fee as a reservation.
Automation reduces charges and waiting times for shippers and increases opportunities to travel at full load for carriers' trucks.
Furthermore, the system is able to ensure high quality and convenient conditions for several specialised transport services, including cars, bikes, boats but also agricultural products and livestock, artworks and musical instruments, furnitures, etc.
Prevalenty, the platform works by matching consumers and small businesses to small and medium size carriers. In 2018, there were more than 400.000 unique users, 110.000 shipment requests served, and 10.000 transports completed.
Moreover, in the last year, the company has started to support transnational transport from Italy to Spain, France and other European countries and, for 2019, the company will focus on the full development of the platform services in Spain.
To this aim, the company is looking for registered small and medium sized transport companies, ensuring good professional standards for general purpose and/or for special loads, on any Spanish route. Companies will work as service providers under a formal service contract.