Greyhound’s courier deal

Zoom2u and Greyhound Australia are joining together to move freight around the country

Greyhound’s courier deal
Zoom2u's Steve Orenstein with Greyhound Australia’s Dan Smith. The two organisations have now joined forces to deliver parcels around Australia

Coach operator Greyhound Australia signed a deal to help up-and-coming courier business move parcels between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide recently.

The arrangement sees Greyhound Australia joining forces with Zoom2u, a company launched in 2014 that offers next-day parcel delivery and three-hour delivery options.

"I’m excited to announce a partnership with Greyhound Australia, allowing us to move parcels between capital cities throughout Australia," Zoom2u CEO and founder Steve Orenstein says.

"The partnership will allow us to use our own couriers to deliver to the Greyhound bus depot, placing the parcel on a bus to be delivered to the depot in another city and our couriers can pick up and deliver to our customers each day."

"What’s great about this service is that we are using an asset that was already travelling in the direction our parcels needed to go and it means no additional vehicles are on the road and therefore no additional impact to the environment."

Greyhound Australia’s head of freight Dan Smith is similarly pleased with the deal and says it makes sense for an organisation like Zoom2u to utilise Greyhound’s extensive transport network and existing support facilities.

The Zoom2u business is based on smartphone app or online interaction, where an individual or business registers with the company then nominates pick-up and delivery details.

The organisation is growing rapidly and now has more than 1000 new customers signing up every month.

It provides a cut-price alternative to traditional couriers by allowing a wide range of owner-drivers to register, accept and complete delivery jobs on the organisation’s behalf via the dedicated smart phone app and online via the website.

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