New delivery service comes to Apopka

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Roadie is an app-based shipping community that launched in the Southeast United States in January 2015 and became available in all 50 states since, including recently in Orlando and the surrounding areas, including Apopka.Roadie was founded on the southern hospitality notion of neighbors helping neighbors. The idea struck founder Marc Gorlin one day when he needed a couple of boxes of custom tile from a warehouse a few hours away to finish a bathroom renovation, and had no economic or practical way of getting them the same day. He started to think; there’s always someone going somewhere, surely someone who was already headed in that direction would be willing to transport a couple of boxes of tile for him. A light bulb went off, and Roadie was born.By tapping into the more than one billion square feet of excess capacity in passenger vehicles already on the road, Roadie is bringing disruptive innovation to the $90 billion shipping industry. The service connects people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction. Roadie’s model enables efficient, low-cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking. It’s quickly becoming the go-to delivery solution for large, awkward or delicate items. From patio furniture to pets, Roadie makes ‘out-of-the-box’ delivery as easy and convenient as ordering a pizza.Roadie delivers what people need right to their door, same-day, next day, and even on weekends. Both the sender and receiver can track deliveries in real-time via smartphone and goods are automatically protected up to $500 with the option to purchase additional coverage up to $10,000.Pricing is determined by distance and urgency, in addition to size. Most local Gigs will cost between $8 and $50, and long distance Gigs with oversized items can cost up to $650 and even more for delivery of Pets.The Roadie app is available for download in the iTunes Store and on Google Play. To learn more about the world’s first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network, visit www.roadie.com. Please enter your comment! TAGSRoadie Previous articleApopka Weekly Arrest ReportNext articleBilly Gilman concert to benefit Orange Blossom Garden Lions Club Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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