Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CroDS (PiggyBaggy – the Uber of parcel delivery)
Reporting period: 2014-10-01 to 2015-04-30
The challenges were addressed by starting collaborations with alternative partners in the retail and logistics sectors, directly with user communities, and with key public authorities. The negotiations and testing validated multiple user experience and business assumptions. The collaborations with public authorities identified a roadmap for achieving concrete public sector support for crowdsourced deliveries. The market study identified the accessible market for the solution and the key differentiation of the solution in the crowdsourced delivery space.
The study identified adjustments in the approach required to develop the solution with the retail, logistics and public sector partners. It demonstrated the flexibility of the technical platform and the capability to rapidly change the service in response to user testing. It supported service differentiation and networking with a diverse group of stakeholders.
The conclusion is to continue the development of the PiggyBaggy crowdsourced delivery solution. The basic concept is feasible in the light of the study findings and industry discussions, and has not been developed elsewhere. The development will opportunistically target business cases with progressive organizations committing to integrated end-to-end user experience. At the same time the maturity of a more generic solution is evolved in order to quickly target new collaboration opportunities with organizations reacting to the rapidly transforming market.