Droppa, the digital platform that provides transport delivery solutions, has expanded its service offering with the launch of “Droppa Express”. The new service offers express delivery for light-weight items within a 25 km radius in just 24 hours.
The express service, which caters for the delivery of goods such as food, parcels, books, stationery and other smaller items under 25 kg is available in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban – at an affordable rate.
Delivery bookings can be made through the company website droppa.co.za or droppa app.
“Droppa is continuously looking to enhance current service offerings or to introduce new ones that meet the requirements of our customer base across South Africa’s four major cities,” says Khathu Mufamadi, Droppa CEO.
Droppa moves into essential services
Earlier this month, the on-demand e-hailing app also announced that it is shifting the focus of their business model in response to the new COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the government.
The company’s original operating model allows patrons and businesses to request a truck/ bakkie for all furniture removals and logistics, and also operates in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.
Droppa now also offers its services to businesses rendering essential services such as retail stores, warehouses, fresh produce farms, medical suppliers and will be made available to members of the public who require essential goods delivered to them.
In a similar way to Uber, Droppa does not own trucks but instead has driver-partners that have registered their vehicles, thus empowering and providing employment opportunities for many South Africans.
“The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to businesses worldwide. Companies must react in different ways to ensure business continuity, improve the resilience of their supply chain, or pivot to innovate ways to generate revenue” said Mufamadi.