“PICKBEE” a Startup By Shubham Agrawal and his Friends making anything delivered to your doorstep nearby your destination.
When and how did you start?
We started working on this from 12 Feb 2017. We started when an opportunity to express our idea came through. In our college, there was a competition held on 13 Feb 2017. LAKSHYA Event (An Entrepreneur Challenge) organized by Amity University Noida. So from there, our journey started into shaping.
How did you come up with the idea? Your inspirational moment
I was sick someday and didn’t have any means to go and buy medicines from the market. So I called my friend and asked if he is out to market. He was not there but he went to the market and bought the medicines for me. So then this idea came to my mind that What If my friend can really get paid extra for it because he delivered it to me. So we noted in down and then shared the idea with my friend which is the co-founder.
Brief about organization and founding members
Easy, Efficient and Exciting. Pickbee is an easy way to get locally exclusive goods delivered to your doorstep, or basically get ANYTHING delivered to your doorstep!
“ Have you ever been sitting at home, relaxing on a lazy Sunday afternoon, when someone asked you to go to the market and get something? Annoying, isn’t it? Or maybe you’re too busy with work at home and craving your favorite plate of momos, or maybe your favorite parathas, but found out they don’t deliver and have settled for something else? Don’t settle, we at Pickbee have got a solution for each one of these problems, wherein you can request any item you’d like, whether it’s a food item, groceries, clothing or anything which is exclusive to the local markets. Just send in a request via the ‘ make a request’ option, select the category, and your current location and we’ll connect you to people who are in that area and returning to wherever you need the item, they’ll pick it up for you and deliver it to you for a nominal delivery charge” And if you’re out chilling with friends or getting the groceries from the market or maybe eating out at a restaurant, you can use our app to make deliveries and get paid in return! And the best part? You don’t have to go out of your way, you simply select the ‘make a delivery’ option, tell us where you are and where you’re headed, and we will filter the requests which require a delivery within a kilometer of your destination! Pickbee is coming soon to make your life easier and give you a chance to earn a few extra bucks on your next trip to the supermarket, or your favorite restaurant or basically anywhere in the city!
“ Pickbee solves a lot of problems faced by regular people in their day to day lives. Lack of conveyance? We’ll help you, not feeling well? We’ll help you, feeling lazy? We’ll help you, running low on pocket money? We’ll help you. We connect users together so they can help each other as well as earn a few bucks on the side”
And all of this can happen without any additional efforts, just pick up the requested items from where you are and drop them off at a location very near to where you’re headed. A simple idea which when implemented will solve a lot of problems and make people’s lives easier.
Our application provides two basic modes, one where you require assistance and the other where you’re willing to help someone out, namely:
Enter your requirement details and depending on the input your request will pop up on the people who are willing to make a delivery.
When you’re running low on cash, or just in the mood to help someone out, this option will come in handy. Requests with details will pop up on your phone once you select this option and you can swipe right to accept the request. Once accepted, you will be connected to the user via a chatbot for further negotiations.
Shubham Agrawal – Student (B-tech CSE from Amity University) – Developer
Vishal Agrawal – Student (B-tech CSE from Amity University) – Marketer
Tushar Jethani – Student (B-tech CSE from Amity University) – Finance
Kushal Dayal – Student (B-tech CSE from Amity University) – Developer
Credit/ Source: Pickbee
The detailed journey, like what all you want to share with readers.
Idea – 29 Jan 2017
Started – 12 Feb 2017
Pitching – 13 Feb 2017 (failed to impress here in event LAKSHYA)
Surveyed about the idea and got positive feedback about the idea
Started developing prototype
Finally got the design ready by the end of March 2017
Learnt how to develop application and built it
The 1st beta version developed in July 2017
Sent to close friends and family for feedback
Got the feedback and rebuilt the app
Final version published on google play on Aug 2017
Got very good response from people
People very curious and happy to get to know that they can earn by delivering the product
More deliveries than request (failed to get more request)
Started different marketing strategy (Digital Marketing)
Now working in DELHI-NCR with about 500+ users
“ Pickbee is an easy, efficient and exciting way to get locally exclusive goods delivered to your doorstep, or basically, ANYTHING delivered to your doorstep,” Says Shubham Agrawal
From food items to groceries, from clothing to locally available special items, you can request any item that you want. Just send in a request via the ‘Make a request’ option, select the category, and your current location and Pickbee will connect you to the people who are in that area and returning to wherever you need the item. They’ll pick it up for you and deliver it to you for a nominal delivery charge. And if you’re out chilling with friends or getting the groceries from the market or maybe eating out at a restaurant, you can use the app to make deliveries and get paid in return! And the best part? You don’t have to go out of your way, you simply select the ‘Make a delivery’ option, fill in where you are and where you’re headed, and Pickbee app will filter the requests which require a delivery within 1 kilometer of your destination. Pickbee is coming soon to make your life easier and give you a chance to earn a few extra bucks on your next trip to the supermarket, or your favorite restaurant or basically anywhere in the city!
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Image Credit/Source: Pickbee
About funding, plans for growth :
We are planning to grow by 10000+ users in DELHI-NCR by the end of April 2018.
We are planning to get Sponsorship Ads and featured vendor listing ads.
Average Estimated cost for initial phase development and maintenance of the app- Rs. 10 lac
Average Estimated cost of marketing – Rs 10 lac (approx.) (for initial marketing)
Total funds required 1 Crore by giving 12% equity.
Challenges and Opportunities/ Marketing Strategies
As such this is a brand new idea, we do not see any equivalent service or platform from any other provider.
Though it may seem similar to other delivery services. This platform is completely dependent on the user ecosystem where the whole platform is to connect the user to another user.
Our potential competitors in the market are-
For Food ordering services – For e.g. – Swiggy, Zomato etc. only show specific restaurant affiliated with it, they may not show your favorite vendor. Moreover, they charge delivery fees which are sometimes not feasible for budget buyers like students, teenagers etc. In this method, a third party is involved and may profit each time an order is made to the affiliated restaurant.
For Clothing – Myntra, Jabong etc. sell only what is in their inventory and may leave locally exclusive products which the user may have in mind. These websites also hog upon the share of local vendors and make huge profits which seems unfair.
For general purpose goods – Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal etc. they may provide the basic necessities but again they cut the sale of local vendors which is unfair and they charge a premium for faster delivery which is yet the next day.
The advantage we have over all the potential competitors is that we are not the third party but we provide the platform which tends to reach the untapped market ie the local market and local vendors. With this platform, the local market may profit .on the other hand it also provides the goods the same day.
A quote from the founder on the journey, or dealing with the challenge, or any inspiring moment.
Always keep looking and don’t settle. Meet people and share your idea. Join groups.
Keep doing day by day something if even if you don’t know where you are heading. It will result in something good or bad. If good happens you will be benefited otherwise you will learn.
Keep pushing yourself. Stay hungry for resources.
Credit/ Source: Pickbee
EXCLUSIVE: Founder’s advice to budding entrepreneurs
KEEP MOVING FORWARD, DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY AND IT WILL BE SHOW YOU THE PATH TO MOVE FORWARD
Provide some statistics like revenues and all
We have not generated any review. Our revenue generation will start from the next phase after investment.
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