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12 Nov 2019

5 Great Apps to Get Your Business Moving Faster

by RAKBANK
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Timely shipping and delivery of products or services are essential for any business. Or for that matter ensuring you or staff to travel efficiently and reach the destination on time. The further, faster and cheaper - the better for your business and customers.


 
Why incur costs of hiring drivers, buying vehicles, warehouses, software and systems to manage deliveries? Not to mention maintaining that fleet, fuel costs, insurance, registrations and fines. You don't need to, thanks to a range of apps, services now available in the UAE. It's easier than ever for SMEs to move goods (and people) quickly, improve delivery, sell outside the store, run office errands and use them 'on-demand' with 'pay per use'. They also offer ways to connect your ecommerce store or internal system so its smoother for all parties.

 


So, push a button and sit back...

 

 

Here are 5 Great Apps to Get Your Business Moving Faster!

 

 

 Fetchr


Whether you are running an e-commerce site, a store on social media, retail brand, or startup the last mile i.e. shipping to the customer's doorstep on time is crucial. Here's where Fetchr and others like Jeebly, Tawseelah can help.
 


Fetchr is a GPS-assisted app is a tool for whizzing goods to your customers or for office errands. Within a few taps, it will pick up anything and deliver it within the UAE - cash, cheques, documents or products. You can connect the Fetchr dashboard to your CRM to automate the delivery orders or upload orders as .csv file and track shipments.

 

With the peer-to-peer delivery option, Fetchr can pick up and move it for AED 30 per package (under 3 KG) or AED 50 (3 to 12 KG).


 
Once the order is made, pay for your delivery on the app or cash on pickup. You can also communicate with the driver via phone call or an SMS to make sure your goods arrive on time. Fetchr operates across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman and Egypt.
 


Besides the usual local courier services, new services such as Tawseelah operates a fleet of 200 bikes primarily between Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. Similarly, Jeebly has over 700 bikes for deliveries, errands and pick-up in the UAE.
 


 
 
Wing


Wing is a delivery marketplace which connects merchants and couriers domestically and internationally. It supports the logistics of shipment and delivery for multi-size parcels, documents, and other delivery types such as grocery and retailers with door-to-door delivery, same-day shipping, and cash-on-delivery within the UAE.
 


The system allows users to connect to a range of couriers without the hassle of searching and screening or dealing with contracts. The process is simple: choose the courier that suits your needs and select the shipment option.

 

Wing supports e-commerce integration with WooCommerce, Shopify, and Magento making connecting your online store easier.

 

 

Shipa Freight


 
Shipa Freight is an online service that allows users to book sea and air shipments around the world. It provides instant quotes and allows users to manage their international shipments from any device.
 


In a recent Agility survey of 800 SMEs, companies said they needed the complexity taken out of compliance, customs and cross-border bureaucracy to do more international trade.


 
Their platform overcomes these issues by providing a compliance database on all trade lanes so they can navigate regulatory requirements, which are obstacles for many small traders, importers or exporters.

 

The cost will depend on how valuable your products are, and how quickly they need to reach their destination, weight and size of the cargo, origin and destination and mode of transport. Freight prices are calculated per kilogram, and include container, packaging and handling fees.

 

You can use the Agility Shipa quick quote tool for an approximate instant price. Fill in a few details and you'll get to get a quote in your chosen currency.

 

 

Uber/Careem
 


Driving in the UAE traffic, with its toll gates, fuel fees, parking hassles can be exhausting - for the brain and the wallet of a busy entrepreneur or company. Not to mention the costs to maintain the car, insurance, registration and other costs.
 


No more office drivers, staff travel reimbursements or getting late for meetings. Careem (or Uber their parent company) for Business will get your team where they need to be. Pre-book rides, or book a ride on demand for meetings, interviews or Airports.


 
By ordering an Uber (or Careem, its acquisition) cab or regular taxi from RTA in minutes via the mobile app, you can eliminate those headaches.


 
What's more, you can use the time to catch up on work, attend meetings faster, make conference calls, text without worrying about safety. Or even take a power nap in the drive.

 

With a variety of payment options, travel expensing is easy. View your total travel spend, all upcoming bookings, and HR/Finance can settle your account through a variety of billing and payment methods.
 
 
Careem and Uber work in over 60 countries and 700 cities - including all major locations in the UAE and the Middle East.
 


 
Food Delivery


 
If you run an F&B outlet (food and beverage) such as restaurant, cafeteria, catering, or take-away service then apps and services such as Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Zomato (owned by Talabat in the UAE) or Carriage can help you increase orders, reach customers in new neighbourhoods - if you don't have or can't afford to hire or maintain drivers, motorbikes or cars.


 
For example, Dubai alone has over 12,000 restaurants - not all have a delivery fleet or do home/office delivery. This is where these new breeds of apps simplify. They take a percentage (ranging from 10 to 30%) based on the volume of deliveries, order size and a flat fee from 5 to 10 AED per delivery they do using their fleet of bike riders and cars.


 
From an order being placed to the food being delivered, their fleet comes to your restaurant, pick it up and deliver - this way you can focus on your core business, while the logistics of delivery are taken care of and claim to increase takeaway sales.
 


 
 
With delivery woes far behind you, you can focus all your attention on new projects and expanding your business in many ways. Get moving!

 


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Timely shipping and delivery of products or services are essential for any business. Or for that matter ensuring you or staff to travel efficiently and reach the destination on time. The further, faster and cheaper - the better for your business and customers.


 
Why incur costs of hiring drivers, buying vehicles, warehouses, software and systems to manage deliveries? Not to mention maintaining that fleet, fuel costs, insurance, registrations and fines. You don't need to, thanks to a range of apps, services now available in the UAE. It's easier than ever for SMEs to move goods (and people) quickly, improve delivery, sell outside the store, run office errands and use them 'on-demand' with 'pay per use'. They also offer ways to connect your ecommerce store or internal system so its smoother for all parties.

 


So, push a button and sit back...

 

 

Here are 5 Great Apps to Get Your Business Moving Faster!

 

 

 Fetchr


Whether you are running an e-commerce site, a store on social media, retail brand, or startup the last mile i.e. shipping to the customer's doorstep on time is crucial. Here's where Fetchr and others like Jeebly, Tawseelah can help.
 


Fetchr is a GPS-assisted app is a tool for whizzing goods to your customers or for office errands. Within a few taps, it will pick up anything and deliver it within the UAE - cash, cheques, documents or products. You can connect the Fetchr dashboard to your CRM to automate the delivery orders or upload orders as .csv file and track shipments.

 

With the peer-to-peer delivery option, Fetchr can pick up and move it for AED 30 per package (under 3 KG) or AED 50 (3 to 12 KG).


 
Once the order is made, pay for your delivery on the app or cash on pickup. You can also communicate with the driver via phone call or an SMS to make sure your goods arrive on time. Fetchr operates across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman and Egypt.
 


Besides the usual local courier services, new services such as Tawseelah operates a fleet of 200 bikes primarily between Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman. Similarly, Jeebly has over 700 bikes for deliveries, errands and pick-up in the UAE.
 


 
 
Wing


Wing is a delivery marketplace which connects merchants and couriers domestically and internationally. It supports the logistics of shipment and delivery for multi-size parcels, documents, and other delivery types such as grocery and retailers with door-to-door delivery, same-day shipping, and cash-on-delivery within the UAE.
 


The system allows users to connect to a range of couriers without the hassle of searching and screening or dealing with contracts. The process is simple: choose the courier that suits your needs and select the shipment option.

 

Wing supports e-commerce integration with WooCommerce, Shopify, and Magento making connecting your online store easier.

 

 

Shipa Freight


 
Shipa Freight is an online service that allows users to book sea and air shipments around the world. It provides instant quotes and allows users to manage their international shipments from any device.
 


In a recent Agility survey of 800 SMEs, companies said they needed the complexity taken out of compliance, customs and cross-border bureaucracy to do more international trade.


 
Their platform overcomes these issues by providing a compliance database on all trade lanes so they can navigate regulatory requirements, which are obstacles for many small traders, importers or exporters.

 

The cost will depend on how valuable your products are, and how quickly they need to reach their destination, weight and size of the cargo, origin and destination and mode of transport. Freight prices are calculated per kilogram, and include container, packaging and handling fees.

 

You can use the Agility Shipa quick quote tool for an approximate instant price. Fill in a few details and you'll get to get a quote in your chosen currency.

 

 

Uber/Careem
 


Driving in the UAE traffic, with its toll gates, fuel fees, parking hassles can be exhausting - for the brain and the wallet of a busy entrepreneur or company. Not to mention the costs to maintain the car, insurance, registration and other costs.
 


No more office drivers, staff travel reimbursements or getting late for meetings. Careem (or Uber their parent company) for Business will get your team where they need to be. Pre-book rides, or book a ride on demand for meetings, interviews or Airports.


 
By ordering an Uber (or Careem, its acquisition) cab or regular taxi from RTA in minutes via the mobile app, you can eliminate those headaches.


 
What's more, you can use the time to catch up on work, attend meetings faster, make conference calls, text without worrying about safety. Or even take a power nap in the drive.

 

With a variety of payment options, travel expensing is easy. View your total travel spend, all upcoming bookings, and HR/Finance can settle your account through a variety of billing and payment methods.
 
 
Careem and Uber work in over 60 countries and 700 cities - including all major locations in the UAE and the Middle East.
 


 
Food Delivery


 
If you run an F&B outlet (food and beverage) such as restaurant, cafeteria, catering, or take-away service then apps and services such as Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Zomato (owned by Talabat in the UAE) or Carriage can help you increase orders, reach customers in new neighbourhoods - if you don't have or can't afford to hire or maintain drivers, motorbikes or cars.


 
For example, Dubai alone has over 12,000 restaurants - not all have a delivery fleet or do home/office delivery. This is where these new breeds of apps simplify. They take a percentage (ranging from 10 to 30%) based on the volume of deliveries, order size and a flat fee from 5 to 10 AED per delivery they do using their fleet of bike riders and cars.


 
From an order being placed to the food being delivered, their fleet comes to your restaurant, pick it up and deliver - this way you can focus on your core business, while the logistics of delivery are taken care of and claim to increase takeaway sales.
 


 
 
With delivery woes far behind you, you can focus all your attention on new projects and expanding your business in many ways. Get moving!