|Quickee headquarters in Colombo 2|
Sri Lanka’s pioneering hyperlocal delivery network, Quickee, is set for unprecedented growth and capacity expansion following the close of its Series A funding round in late 2015 which has accelerated the popular start-up into high gear.
Backed by new investments, Quickee was quick to boost its branding efforts; with a re-designed logo, a revamped website – complete with a fully-integrated back-end system, and a sophisticated new mobile application expected to go live to market in June 2016. The company currently manages almost 4,000 deliveries a month within the Colombo suburbs a staggering number considering Quickee does little or no marketing.
|Quickee takes on a new look|
|Dimitri Sheriff, Non Executive Director, Quickee.lk|
Having consolidated its reputation for express and reliable delivery in the Business-to-Customer space, Quickee’s success has been reinforced by its recent success in the Business-to-Business place. Quickee’s new management team has forged strong and lasting relationships with a wide network of partner establishments spanning a diverse selection of restaurants, e-commerce sites, supermarkets and FMCGs.
|Ashan Whittall, Executive Director, Quickee.lk|
Quickee’s portfolio of services was most recently enhanced with the delivery of routers, phones and SIM cards for a leading telecommunication service provider, express delivery of premium pet food brands such as Pedigree and Whiskers, a marketing and distribution collaboration with Redbull and many more. Additionally, emerging local retail giant, Laugfs has also signed Quickee as its official delivery partner for its e-commerce offerings that will be launched in the near future. At the forefront is a collaboration to provide customers with on-demand express grocery delivery. Next, Laugfs and Quickee will be joining hands to offer express delivery of a household essential. Meanwhile, trials for on demand flower delivery have already begun and express laundry collection and delivery is expected to roll out in June.
When asked on what was next for Quickee, the new board of directors emphasised the expansion of their capacity as well as their reach. With demand currently outpacing supply, Quickee is on a recruitment drive. An incentivised and motivated call centre and riders is the heart of the business.
|Nadinka Sheriff, Executive Director, Quickee.lk|