Hong Kong's GoGoVan drives into Singapore
GoGoVan has officially launched its delivery matching app in Singapore, its first market outside of home turf Hong KongBy Elaine Huang 27 Jun, 2014
Hong Kong-based delivery matching service mobile app GoGoVan today announced its launch in Singapore, its first step outside of home.
Founded by Steven Lam, Nick Tang and Reese Kwan, GoGoVan helps connect delivery providers with people looking to move or dispatch physical goods. It all started during the trio’s stint as delivery drivers at a Chinese restaurant when they saw that merchants could use take-out boxes as advertising space.
After graduating, the three Co-founders returned to Hong Kong to kickstart the aforementioned idea. People, especially advertisers, were excited about it. The team needed more delivery vehicles, in order to support the demand, but traditional call centres are deeply inefficient. Even though there were idle vans around the office, none of them were “available”, according to the call centre. Exasperation is indeed the mother of invention.
GoGoVan’s users have access to more than 15,000 registered commercial vehicles, claims an official document, adding that it processes more than 185,000 transactions every month. The app, which is available on iOS and Android, has been downloaded more than 250,000 times.
Competitors in the space include traditional couriers and EasyVan, another Hong Kong-based company with operations in Singapore.