Wumdrop is a platform that was originally built as a sort of Uber for parcels, delivered using a ride-share approach. If you left your wallet at home, for example, a WD driver would extract it from the couch cushions and bring it over to office so you could complete your Takealot transaction during working hours. Now it has pivoted, as marketing types like to say, to business applications, with, for example, ecommerce deliveries, giving customers full control over the deliveries, without having to build or manage their own fleet. There’s no central distribution hub, so it’s faster and cheaper to operate, it has all sorts of bells and whistles like an app and location confirmation, and has picked up customers like TFG, Xando and McDonalds. And now Makro, which is looking to use their service for ecommerce, and also to better manage its own fleet, and Game, for whom WumDrop are delivering a solution to help them manage their “bakkie brigade” more effectively.
Comment: The big logistics businesses are hearing a voice on the cold wind this morning. And the voice is whispering “game changer.”