Want your packages delivered safely? Now there’s an app for that, the same app that let’s you book taxis and private cars – GrabTaxi. The company now offers an on-demand parcel delivery service for personal and business needs – GrabExpress. Through this, companies can cut down on messengerial / delivery service costs (they don’t need to hire a full-time crew), and when you forget something at home (and you’re at work), you can just have it GrabExpress’d. Can you now imagine how convenient it is?
To use GrabExpress, you need the GrabTaxi app on your phone. GrabExpress is an on-demand courier service that provides real-time tracking, is convenient (just a few taps on your phone), safe, and affordable. Upon confirmation of the booking, the biker comes immediately and delivers the parcel to your recipient. If you can book a cab or private car, you can have your parcel sent safely, via GrabExpress delivery. (See also: Be a GrabExpress Rider! Here’s how)
Lorelei Olalia, PR Manager at GrabTaxi Philippines, and driver-model at the official launch of GrabExpress last October 7 at Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall.
Here’s how it works:
- Input the pickup and drop-off points for your delivery.
- Select the GrabExpress icon and press Next.
- Key in the recipient’s name and contact number, and any other important details in the notes section.
- Type in the promo code (if any), then confirm your booking.
- Note your rider’s details and track your item’s status real-time!
Pay the fixed price shown in the app, starting at Php80.00 for the 1st 5km. Available Mondays to Saturdays, 8am to 8pm. User Promo Code FIRST to get Php80 off on your first delivery.
“The first customers we had in mind were the small businesses that we could help. As a tech company, we want to enable ecommerce and broaden the reach of these startup businesses,” said Angeline Tham, GrabExpress Head.
You can send documents, flowers, cookies, books, small gadgets, just as long as the package does not exceed 28X32x12cm dimensions (or the package’s Length, Width, and Depth’s total should not exceed 70cm), and does not weigh more than 5 kilograms. Parcel value must be less than P2,000.
Package Safety and Real-Time Tracking
“We also make sure that the parcels entrusted to use are safe. Our riders are trained to handle them with care and we also provide insurance for unforseen circumstances,” said Tham. “The best part is, after confirming the booking, you and your recipient can track your package’s status and whereabouts real-time.”
Warning: Not all GrabExpress riders will be this good-looking. GrabExpress rider applications are now open. See if you and your motorbike qualify.
GrabExpress is available from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm in Alabang, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Pasig, Pateros, Pasay, Paranaque, San Juan, Taguig, and Quezon City districts 1, 3, 4, and 6.
“You can even ask the rider to purchase items under P1,000 for you, like popcorn and coffee. If you’re a small business, you can partner with them to deliver your products to your customers,” said Tham.
GrabTaxi’s services has expanded, from taxi and private car booking, to speedy parcel delivery – and all of these involve logistical solutions to safely moving people and packages. For corporate partnerships, you may contact Arlet Villanueva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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