Passenger Airline Launches Cross-Country Parcel Delivery Reaching 89 Percent of the US
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Source: Sourcing Journal
Delta Cargo has partnered with Roadie, an Atlanta-based same-day delivery service, to become the first U.S. passenger airline to offer door-to-door parcel delivery nationwide with the launch of Dash Door-to-Door.
The 24/7 pick-up and delivery service from businesses or homes is available from Atlanta to cities in the U.S. The companies plan to expand the service to dozens of more cities before the end of the year. Dash Door-to-Door pairs TSA-approved drivers with air cargo to create fast, cross-country, door-to-door service in the U.S., with competitive prices.
“The launch of Dash Door-to-Door is a game changer for Delta Cargo, as anyone who needs to get a small parcel somewhere urgently can now have a same-day delivery, door-to-door service in the U.S., without having to travel to the airport,” Matt Weisenburg, Delta’s director of cargo strategy and alliances, said.
“We have been working with Roadie since 2015 on the passenger side of the business and have seen great customer satisfaction with the transparency and quality of the service,” he continued. “So, we wanted to continue this momentum and bring this innovative product offering to our cargo customers.”
Dash Door-to-Door was created for time-critical shipments in industries including manufacturing, medical, automotive and industrial parts. When booking Dash Door-to-Door on deltacargo.com, customers can get a dynamic price quote, with a single booking for flights with pick-up and delivery, as well as end-to-end tracking and real-time status updates.
With more than 150,000 verified drivers nationwide, Roadie already has a large local same-day delivery footprint across the U.S. and reaches 89 percent of all U.S. households. Expanding that same-day footprint coast-to-coast is the next milestone in the company’s growth.
“Customers want what they want when they want it,” Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of Roadie. “This partnership means we can deliver, whether it’s across town or across the country. Roadie was first to market with an ‘on-the-way’ delivery service utilizing excess capacity in passenger vehicles already on the road. Expanding our model into the belly of a 737 is just the latest step in realizing our vision to make same-day delivery faster, more efficient and more sustainable.”
Dash Door-to-Door is for packages less than 100 pounds and less than 90 linear inches and is available to all customers. TSA Known Shipper status is required to ship packages over 16 ounces and a streamlined registration is available directly on deltacargo.com.
Since 2015, Roadie has been servicing Delta and its customers by expediting the delivery of delayed baggage. Since then, Roadie has expanded its service from 12 cities in 2016 to more than 70 this year.
Roadie is a crowd-sourced delivery service that works with consumers, small businesses and national companies across nearly every industry to provide a faster, cheaper, more scalable solution for scheduled, same-day and urgent delivery.