Its Uber for package delivery. Smart move in a market where people are picking up the culture of pooling their resources to make/save money.
Roadie, an alternative shipping service offering a cheaper way to get your items to a remote destination by piggy-backing on drivers heading in that same direction, is today rolling out across the U.S. Until now the service was only available in select states, mainly in the Southeast U.S. The company is headquartered in Atlanta and has been steadily expanding outward from there since its recent launch.
Though only live since January of this year, Roadie says it has seen over 20,000 downloads of its mobile application, which is how its customers and drivers access the service. That’s a notable increase in downloads in a short period of time – just last month, for example, the company said the app had been downloaded 7,500 times.
40% of those app downloads have been from outside the markets where Roadie was already live, prompting the company to speed up its expansion efforts to…
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