- Online since 2012, and as a crowdsourced delivery pioneer, PiggyBee connects people who want to get or ship something with travelers and commuters.
It can be (almost) anything from (or to) anywhere across any distance (International, domestic or local).
Through its community, PiggyBee allows users to:
- acquire an item from a physical or online shop. (CrowdShopping)
- get or send personal stuff. (CrowdShipping)
As a carrier, PiggyBee travelers get to:
- cover their travel expenses.
- receive a reward from the other user.
PiggyBee encourages different communities to come across and potentially, allows to meet a "local" on a long distance journey.
- PiggyBee takes Trust and Security matters very seriously.
- PiggyBee is a free service.
Various revenue models are considered but our # 1 priority is to grow our community to ensure a maximum of deliveries.
- I'm looking for an item to be transported:
- Post the object(s) that you would like to receive or have delivered. To thank the traveler for delivery, add a tip and/or a reward that you could offer in return (such as a pick-up from the airport or train station, an invitation for a drink, a sightseeing tour, ...or whatever you may want to offer.)
- Next, through our online messaging system, contact the traveler(s) who make this journey in order to finalize the transaction and settle the practical details.
(Once online, your ad is also available to future travelers on this route so they may contact you).
- I'm traveling:
- Post your travel itineraries. Ask for a tip and/or a reward you would appreciate in return.
- Next, through our online messaging system, contact the user(s) on your itinerary to finalize the transaction and settle the practical details.
(Once online, your ad is also available to future users on this route so they may contact you).
- In case an item must be purchased, depending on the amount and user profiles (which provide ratings and optional trust profiles):
- The traveler may trust the seeker to be reimbursed upon delivery.
- The seeker may prepay the amount to the traveler through a wire transfer or PayPal.
- PiggyBee can help you as a trusted third party by blocking the amount until delivery. (Escrow system)