Some big news from Frankston: crowd-sourced delivery startup Passel is expanding into Ireland.
Passel was selected as one of the successful companies in the Smart Dublin Last Mile Delivery Challenge, a global search seeking innovative, smart, low-cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres.
Six companies were selected for Phase 1 of the project, including UPS and We Bringg.
“Ireland occupies a unique position in the global economy, central to the UK, Europe, and with close ties to North American companies and communities.” - Passel founder and CEO, Marshall Hughes
Passel started in Melbourne, and has expanded to service 50 stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
With Passel, online purchases can be shipped from store to the recipient using a crowd-sourced model. Members of the public can sign up to be “Passers”, and can earn a small fee for delivering parcels.
And get this: Passel averages 2 hours from booking to delivery, 7 days a week. Not bad.
Passel recently closed a $300,000 angel investment round with investors from logistics and retail including Doble Express Transport (DXT), Adept Project Solutions and Yellow Express.
Want to hear more? Passel founder and CEO Marshall Hughes was interviewed in episode 106 of the Postal Hub Podcast:
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