South Africa needs an Uber Pickup service for light deliveries
South Africa already has a good Uber for passengers service (and competitors) as well as an extensive courier delivery network for lightweight parcels. But what we sorely need is a service that allows bakkie (pickup truck) owners to deliver 0,5T to 1T type deliveries on demand like sofas, a few bags of cement, and other items that are just too big to fit into passenger cars.
We went to buy a few bags of cement a week back, which was too heavy to fit into a car, so we opted for delivery which cost R350 and could only be scheduled for the following Tuesday. Imagine if we could call a service like this, and leave say 30 mins later with our purchase.
Definitely a gap in the market locally but again one would like to have a universal app and not use one app in one suburb, and another elsewhere.
An example at https://www.goshare.co of such a service operating elsewhere