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Kanga Set to Mobilize Local Delivery Market; Atlanta First Stop of National Rollout
ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Crowdsourced delivery start-up Kanga launches today amidst the growing collaborative economy, a movement set to disrupt business practices and empower individuals to transact directly with each other rather than through traditional channels. As Kanga's app for iPhone and Android debuts, the Atlanta-based company triggers the reinvention of local, same-day delivery services by placing on-demand shipping in the hands of the people.
Leveraging the growing trend of crowdsourced laborpopularized by services such as Uber and LyftKanga connects customers and retailers with local delivery needs to drivers who have delivery capabilities. To initiate the delivery process, customers upload a description of the item via the Kanga mobile app, select a delivery timeframe and set a price for the service. Simultaneously, Kanga drivers access an app-based mobile map that displays the delivery requests by location and bid for delivery jobs in their area. For retailers, the process is even more streamlined, as Kanga integrates directly with popular e-commerce and point-of-sale systems.
"We believe a community connected by technology can do great things," says Everett Steele, Kanga president and co-founder. "Kanga enables our users to save money and empowers our drivers to be entrepreneurs. Each Kanga user joins the millions of Americans who benefit from the collaborative economy."
Atlanta's fast-paced, urban lifestyle, high-traffic volume and emerging technology scene make the city the optimal environment for the launch of new companies. Kanga leverages the city's commitment to small businesses and the local economy to build an infrastructure of retail partners throughout the metropolitan area. Through these partnerships, the company offers local small businesses a competitive edge against big-box retailers by providing affordable access to same-day and on-demand shipping.
Following its Atlanta launch, the company plans multi-city expansion with national reach by early 2015.
Kanga is Atlanta's first on-demand crowdsourced delivery platformthat connects individuals, drivers and retailers for local shipment needs. Available via mobile application and digital platform, Kanga makes moving stuff from point A to point B simple. Kanga connects drivers making local deliveries with retailers or individuals with shipping needs to make home-delivery more convenient and cost-effective.
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