Have you ever thought of designing an app or coming up with a solution to fix a problem? Anthony Lechner is the founder of Taxi Lineup and he is based in Lane Cove. Anthony noticed that during non-peak periods taxi are left waiting for long periods at a cab rank. He worked out a way to make Taxi’s more productive and to help small businesses who may not have access to courier companies. So if you have ever been stuck trying to get an item across town quickly but haven’t got the time to do it yourself you better read on. Taxi Lineup is the first online solution to take care of local parcel deliveries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using local taxis.
What is Taxi Lineup?
Taxi Lineup is an instant booking courier service for businesses and individuals to book express deliveries 24/7 using local taxis, saving time and money compared to traditional courier services. Taxi Lineup works online and with its mobile apps on iPhone or Android phones. For more information visit www.taxilineup.com.
The idea is simple. Taxi Lineup is a platform for easy booking of local parcel deliveries, providing secure tracking and payment system, for drivers and customers. The magic is that Taxi Lineup uses the local network of registered taxi drivers that can be tracked across the city and suburbs, and are on the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It solves the “last mile” logistics issue for businesses and gives customers easy access to deliveries.
Via the mobile application or the website, customers can now use Taxi Lineup to book deliveries within Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth. Any item up to 16kg can be delivered across town: documents, parcels, gifts and flowers, or even just that phone you left at home.
Customers can choose delivery within 1 hour, 3 hours or a 6 hour same day delivery window. Most importantly, bookings can be made at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week and even public holidays, and there’s no additional charge. You don’t need a corporate account to use Taxi Lineup (but we’ve got happy business customers too). Taxi Lineup is actually formalising an ad-hoc system that has been under-used for years.
Taxi Lineup also provides a timely revenue boost to taxi drivers who have seen their industry shaken up by recent changes. Several months of market research, development and testing has highlighted the under-utilised down time many taxi drivers report in any given shift. After completing the thorough Taxi Lineup recruitment process, local taxi drivers now have the opportunity to use that down time and supplement their passenger service with deliveries. Taxi drivers have the advantage of knowing how to find places and the best way to get there.
Anthony Lechner told us:
We are giving power back to the taxi industry by offering them to handle deliveries of parcels. It’s a really good way to help and connect taxi drivers (who know the areas, that use bus lanes and are quicker, etc…) and the small / medium / big businesses to send their parcels within 1-hour / 3-hour or same day (6-hour).
How Much Does it Cost?
If you run a small business or home based business in Lane Cove you might be keen to know the rates.
Taxi Lineup charges the same flat rates to everyone – corporations, small business and individuals – regardless of time of day or day of the week:
1-hour urgent delivery from $44 (inc GST) within 10km
3-hour express delivery from $25 (inc GST) within 10km
6-hour same day delivery (eg. pick-up by 3pm and delivery by 9pm) costs $18 (inc GST) within 10km
When Can You Use it?
Taxi Lineup will deliver food, gift baskets, flowers, documents and parcels (up to 16 kg) 24/7 (after hours, weekends, public holidays) with no surcharge.
Taxi Lineup will launch in Brisbane and Adelaide shortly, and has its sights firmly set on markets regionally and overseas. The new app is now available for free download on both Android and Apple or bookings can be made directly from the website.
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