To provide last-mile delivery solutions to merchants, one-hour and same-day delivery marketplace Rapidus has teamed with Shopify. The company connects business clients with delivery partners and offers “convenient and guaranteed” deliveries throughout Texas, Washington, California and Colorado, according to an announcement.
The Rapidus app is available at no cost from the App Store of Shopify and has been connected and grown to work with merchant clients. The integration includes a selection of delivery services, with tailored pickup and delivery windows to fit certain business needs. It also dynamically sets up warehouse locations and presets workdays, holidays and hours ahead of time in addition to immediate quotes in the dashboard as well as cart.
The integration also includes real-time tracking, a complete chain-of-custody that encompasses pictures, signatures, geo-tagging and more, and current ETAs. It also offers automated delivery placement at the time of fulfillment in addition to notifications through e-mail and text. As it stands, Rapidus says it works with more than 6,000 companies.
Rapidus’ delivery services are offered to merchants on Shopify without subscription charges or contracts and billed in an on-demand fashion per the announcement. The company, for its part, provides an array of delivery partners who have extra room for cargo.
Rapidus CEO Olexandr Prokhorenko said in the announcement, “Our delivery service will complement flexible and scalable online selling store experience of Shopify merchants. We’ve been steadily expanding and widening our service area, by adding to a growing and varied stable of trusted delivery providers who can offer their professional services at a much more competitive rate than traditional courier services.”
In separate Shopify news, Walmart was teaming with the online shopping platform to grow its third-party marketplace for a larger slice of the coronavirus eCommerce shopping surge. Shopify was started in 2006 and the company registered total revenues of $470 million in the first quarter, which marked a 47 percent jump from the first quarter last year.