Straight To Your Door: DC’s Urban Delivery App Offers Unique Courier Service

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June 15, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
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Busy DC professionals will be happy to hear about this new app. Ron Cade and Adrienne Sheares, both 26, have created an on-demand delivery app called  Urban Delivery. Usable with iOS and Android devices, Urban Delivery uses GPS-tracking to allow app users to get any carriable item delivered to them anywhere in DC in approximately one hour by courier, reports Black Enterprise.

The costs for the service start at $12.99, and one of their 17 couriers can purchase items you need for up to $150. The purchases will be subject to a 10 percent processing fee. Also a 20 percent gratuity for couriers will be added to the base rate. There is no processing fee if you’re are sending the courier just to pick up an item.

“When the courier takes the order, you get the information of the biker and the biker gets your information, so you see when they get to the store—they alert you when they’re at the store—and if something’s wrong, or there’s an extremely long line at the store, they’ll call and communicate that to you,” Sheares, a John Hopkins University masters’ graduate and chief marketing officer at Urban Delivery, explains to BE.

Sheares and Cade themselves had a need for Urban Delivery prior to creating the app. “Having been in law school there’d be plenty of times I’d have a paper due and the printer would jam, and it’d be nice to run to [FedEx] Kinkos but, unfortunately, you had those deadlines,” said Cade, chief executive officer at Urban Delivery and a Howard Law School graduate, to the magazine.

If you live in DC and you try the service, we want to hear about it.

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