Wired reports that an express, door-to-door delivery service called The Casual Courier launched in November that allows travelers to hand-deliver packages for customers paying a deeply discounted shipping fee. The company matches up people who want to deliver packages with others who are going the same way and are willing to deliver for a fee, which is negotiated between the sender and the carrier.
A Jerusalem-based lawyer and frequent traveler Jack Jacobs started the site after fielding multiple requests from friends to ferry items from one point to another.”
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Filipinos could be among the most active users of this service as the Casual Courier or the package sender.
Finally, a business model that can facilitate the Filipino’s padala habit of sending items to and fro Filipinos’ relatives overseas and locally. A social network approach between members, though, would be a great way to support the service in addressing security and trust issues. Anyone else doing or is interested in making a better one? I need not stress the 7M OFWs in 181 countries…;)