PiggyBee, delivery by trusted and verified travelers.
Nowadays, the sharing economy doesn’t go unnoticed. Indeed, it rethinks the way we consume by rallying consumers across multiple platforms and this is why our consumption becomes more ethics.
In this context, the French-Belgian startup PiggyBee acts since 2012 as an intermediary between individuals who wish to acquire or ship an item and travelers who have an unoccupied space in their suitcases. This is a good example of collaborative economy.
PiggyBee enables to brave the geographical, economic but also cultural boundaries by promoting the meeting between the different communities and allowing to consume worldwide, without being limited by the price or the transport.
But how does it work?
The home page allows you to directly find travelers: they publish their trips and requesters can directly access this database via the search bar. However, requesters may also choose to publish their request, which allows travelers to contact requesters directly.
Depending on the criteria (places, experience of the traveler, etc.), a series of matches travelers / requesters is offered to them and they can contact travelers through our internal messaging. In exchange for the transport of his package, the requester can offer the traveler a tip, or a favor (a trip from the airport, a spin in town, …). They set the practical details for delivery via messaging and then proceed to pay via the secure payment module of the site. Then, an insurance covering theft and accidental breakage is offered.
This is how PiggyBee allows travelers to pay their travel costs and the requesters to reduce their shipping costs, via collaborative delivery which is an economic, social and ecological alternative.