My name is Keon Jukes and I am currently building an application to help people with package theft called “No Swipr”. No Swipr allows locals to have online orders shipped to a co-working facility I will be working out of for a small fee per-transaction and they would have extended time to come pick up their items after work/school etc. opposed to leaving it on their porch or in the lobby of their apartment. I am starting small, testing out 1 (Newark, NJ) city to see if my product idea has potential.
After conducting extensive market research I have found that eCommerce has steadily rose over the past few years and is expected to continue to rise at a compound rate and with more packages delivered to homes, package theft has also risen. Assailants on foot, bikes and driving behind postal trucks wait for packages to be dropped off then make their move. The current competitors in this space is Amazon Box which only caters to Amazon purchases, Ring Doorbell which if you look online has not stopped people from stealing just exposed the suspects and now people have begun to wear hoodies concealing their face and other tricks to avoid the camera, last but not least is the traditional P.O. box which requires a rent for 6 months paid upfront which for a large box which most would need for packages and boxes is around $97.00 paid upfront. No Swipr is per transaction opposed to rent, so kind of like 3D printing technology which revolutionized manufacturing from subtractive to additive and reduced wasted raw materials, you would only pay when you need a item sent to our facilities and not rent and potentially waste money. The future of eCommerce will combine the value chain with the supply chain, the customer experience will extend to them receiving their item and not finish at checkout.
I have a plan to do something differently from defunct Doorman which received unlimited items from customers for a monthly subscription fee and also had to pay their internal delivery drivers.
More insights reveal that customers are afraid to purchase certain items which are a little bit more expensive because they fear it may be stolen when delivered to their porch. This is a huge potential niche to target because many retailers cannot sell their more expensive items like Jewelry online because of the fear of package theft. More researchers report that 1 out of 4 people in a survey size of 2,000 have been the victim of package theft. As eCommerce continues to rise I do not see that trend slowing down any time soon.My target market is woman who shop online and are proactive about the safety of their packages.
I am working out the kinks to utilize a co-working space to test out V1 and I am already connected with investors in the area looking to fund startups. This company may seem simple, but it will take a team to scale up and create impact which I am aiming to do. Glide is a great tool to test out V1 and I anticipate API connectivity soon to allow Glide apps to connect to open source technologies like IBM’s Watson to add artificial intelligence and more exponential technologies into our apps. Reach out if your interested in innovating last mile supply chain. Remember the future is created by us! The tools are here, exponential technologies are ripe and resources are abundant!
Check out V1: https://noswipr.glideapp.io/