Stork is the first collaborative app that allows people and companies who want to ship, buy and receive goods to match with people and companies who want to deliver on demand or space share on their travels.
Stork is the first pure peer-to-peer collaborative app and web platform:
That allows people and companies who want to ship, buy and receive goods
To match with people and companies who want to deliver on demand or space share on their travels
With an innovative user experience allowing live communication, transparency and security to disrupt the ageing CEP (courier express parcel) model
With a unique sustainable angle and value to contribute to a reduced carbon footprint by mutualizing empty transportation capacity during travel as well as by promoting green modes of transportation
And a social angle which gives people access to goods, additional earnings, and travel
20% to 50% cheaper than traditional CEP players
From local to international
Whether you are a private individual, a company with lots of parcels to handle, a retailer, an e-retailer, a logistics company, we are here to open up a worldwide marketplace for you with our proprietary matching and pricing algorithm, and service provider users and end client users on either end of the platform. This can range from a sending a package across town in record speed and at an unbeatable price to sourcing a fridge from the other end of the globe. We calculate, they bid, you choose!
Send and collect anything, from a local parcel with on-demand Stork couriers, to national and international deliveries with Stork travelers who have a trip matching your delivery route.
Ask for any good you want, from something around the corner because you’re too busy or something around the globe because you can’t get it locally. Storks will get it for you, and deliver it directly to your doorstep!
Whether you are a private individual, a small company or a large established player, from local deliveries to international ones, we’re unlocking a global market of delivery and conciergerie for you.
ACCESS A WORLD OF REQUESTS AND BID ON THEM
Increase your revenues, Make some extra money, Pay for or reimburse part of your travel expenses. Use your vehicle of choice to handle deliveries and enjoy our engaging user experience. Buy goods for others or source them from your personal stock, then deliver them.
ON DEMAND DELIVERIES
Use the app’s “Stork Mode” and browse the log of current delivery service requests matching your range of action and carrying capacity. Our shift management calendar system lets you see in advance when there will be work to do in addition to on-demand deliveries. You can book future delivery jobs and better manage your time
Post your next trip(s), whether it is a private trip or a business trip for which you have carrying space, you will match with users that want something sourced or delivered from and to the same locations of your itinerary. You can optimize your travel cost, space and carbon footprint.
SPACE SHARING ON PLANNED TRIP
Post your next trip(s), whether it is a private one or a commercial one with empty space, you will match with a user that wants something from and to the same places you are going. You can optimize your travel cost, space and reduce global warming
A comprehensive tool to see what’s happening in the market in terms of supply and demand for travel itineraries and deliveries.
Check people’s upcoming trips or people’s listed delivery needs. This might give you ideas for something to get or to send, book a trip, or consolidate some deliveries you have already planned.
We offer preferential packages for businesses, whether you want to use Stork for your business delivery needs, or if you are a service provider in the CEP market.
SHIP & PROCURE GOODS WITH STORKS
Track all of your parcels live
Choose the Stork service providers handling them
Manage your employees more effectively
Communicate in real time
Ensure safety and fulfillment for your clients
Gather their feedback more constructively
You are a retailer, sign up on our platform and create a new sales channel with a pick-up and delivery service for the goods people want to buy from your store
You are an online retailer; use Stork as your shipping service
Advertise with us
Offer promotional codes to your own clients
DELIVER WITH STORK
Bid for delivery service requests on our marketplace, increase deal flow and revenues
Benefit from our user experience
Highly secured flow
Optimize profitability by using free space in your vehicle or luggage.
Be eco friendly
Relay your counterparts to create a chain if you can’t handle full itinerary
Advertise with us
Offer promotional codes to your clients
It’s December 2015. I’m at sitting at a café and thinking I’ve had it up to here with these CEP companies.
My Shanghai – Paris parcel took 5 days instead of the 3 promised. First off, I waited all day for the delivery guy to come and pick up my package. Like I’ve got nothing better to do. Then my package was misplaced in transit. My recipient did not receive the appropriate updates and waited all day for delivery. Two days later, the package finally arrived. Not at my recipient’s address though. He wasn’t there and didn’t get updates so had to pick it up from the post office which was closed on the day of. Oh yeah, and it was damaged.
Other example. I’ve just landed in Italy. I make my way to the car rental desk to check in for the car I booked. One problem, my driver’s license stayed home…. The panic sinks in… What about my Tuscan road trip?! I ask for an express delivery company. It’s minimum 5 days’ wait because the weekend is coming. Or I can pay 2000€ if I want to ask one of their employee to rush it for me from Paris (I paid 100 bucks for my flight by the way.)
I have a busy schedule and struggle to find time to pick up my laundry. I often need to send urgent documents within the hour. I’m making dinner and realize I forgot an ingredient, but I’m already in the middle of prepping …
I could go on for hours with many more examples, but I won’t. That’s how STORK came to mind, thank you guys.
I gave the project more thought and got in touch with Alexis, a longtime friend from business school, to bring him on board as CFO/COO. He had some “delivery gone wrong” stories of his own.
We had ourselves a summer camp and developed the full market analysis, positioning and service proposition, financials, the storyboard of the app, the story …
We then called on Rumen & Todor whom I met at an entrepreneurial event in 2011. We had kept in touch since and were always bouncing ideas off one another. They joined the team as Co-CTOs with their respective specialties. They are both entrepreneurs in the digital world.
We then got in touch with Roger Crook. He is the former Global CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, of DHL Express and a former board member of DHL. 15 days later he was in, bringing his experience, network, vision, and last but not least seed investment to get our project off the ground.
Later on, Hristo & Stanislav, partners of Todor & Rumen, joined the team to lead the tech development of STORK.
We then structured the Paris, NY, and Sofia offices to accelerate our development.
Now there’s 20 of us at Stork, and counting.
Traditional carriers are very expensive with a lack of clarity and transparency on pricing methods
Recurring delays in delivery, it seems packages are always taking longer than advertised to be delivered
Tracking systems lack in accuracy, no possibility to follow packages in real time
There is lack of commitment to protection of parcels, oftentimes leading to end users receiving damaged packages
Impossible to contact delivery people directly to make arrangements
Oligopolistic market lacking in solutions for collaborative efforts to reach broader numbers for deliveries and affiliated services
Transportation is one of the highest carbon footprint industries and CEP players use unreasonable amounts of packaging from unsustainable sources
Annual market size
Market growth per year
Of B2C consumers dissatisfied with their experience of parcel delivery
20% to 50% cheaper than standard CEP Players
No need for centralized consolidation enables local deliveries in as little as 30 minutes and same-day international
Realtime geo-localized system allows live tracking, itinerary matching and precise pricing
Providers, clients and goods checked, multi-step validation, escrow payment, insurance with Axa
Live chat with service providers affords flexibility and constant visibility on delivery process
Make some extra cash and / or compensate for travel expenses and access inaccessible goods
Mutualization of unused transportation space and favoring green modes of transportation
Stork is a pure collaborative economy platform
For on-demand or space sharing delivery and conciergerie services
Generating competitive earnings and covering all product verticals
At any geographical scale for up to half the price of traditional CEP players
Secure, transparent, and friendly system for companies and individuals on the demand and service side with a unique ecological angle
you FILL all parameters needed for your request
a recommended fare range is calculated
those information are POSTED to all corresponding STORK
the STORKs can choose to BID on your request within or outside the recommended fare range
you receive the full list of BID with details on profile, rating, vehicle, price, timing
VALIDATE the STORK that suits you the most depending your most important criteria
Save on delivery and goods
Choose your service provider
Benefit from our user experience with clear communication, no more opacity
Get delivered faster, same day international and 30 min locally
Insurance for parcels
Secure escrow payment system with release upon service completion
Bid on our marketplace to access more deals
Reimburse or optimize your trips, add cash
Benefit from our user experience with clear communication
Calendar management to manage your shifts and demand
Highly secured flow, you know your customer
Insurance for parcels
Fill your space and get busy
Secure escrow payment ensures you will get paid as soon as the package changes hands
Be eco friendly
Find your counterparts along the journey to have a seamless delivery flow
Pure P2P, no fleet in-house, matching companies and individuals on the demand and service sides
High Volume, low fixed costs, optimized demand servicing ratio
Fully generalist, addressing all key verticals in the on-demand delivery space
Broader market scope, competitor risk diversification, full coverage of user needs
Multi-geographical perimeters from local to international, not limited to single cities or specific itineraries
Rapid potential scalability and notoriety
Global coverage, with linking of service providers to form a delivery chain when needed.
Depth of delivery network and efficient flexibility for routing
Insured packages and responsible couriers, with gradual validation of experience and required rating levels to handle increasingly valuable goods
Secure and reassuring for service users
High levels of user control, ability to select couriers based on key criteria, real time interaction with service providers.
Flexible and customized user service
Courier advance payment possible with user funds in escrow, allowing to buy goods for the end client
Broader coverage of sales points for sourcing special request products
Pre-booking system for clients coupled with calendar management for service provider
Clients can schedule, service providers know when there is work avoiding fixed rate wages
Creating a successful venture is one thing, doing it while positively impacting our planet and our people is a whole other.
By shipping with Stork, the optimization of spaces filled and the use of non-commercial trips to transport goods will tangibly decrease the carbon footprint of transportation.
By shipping with Stork, you will participate in reducing the cost of goods, now made available at a fairer price so that everyone can afford deliveries and create new revenues, additional individual earnings and compensation of travel expenses.
We will match you with well minded travelers allowing you to ship for free whether it’s urgent vaccines or supplies for a school
We have a program for people in need which will allow them to travel without making them feel like it’s charity
Everyone should be able to discover the world
As a client:
With over 25 years of experience in international executive leadership in the CEP industry, the former CEO of DHL Global Forwarding brings unique strategic and operational expertise to support the development of Stork!
Would you give us a brief overview of the main issues in the classic CEP industry? The classic CEP Industry has quite a few challenges with the way it operates today, including the following:
Considering your background as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, within one of the one of the biggest pure players in the CEP industry, why did you choose to invest in and be part of STORK?
How do you expect STORK to disrupt this industry?
How does STORK inspire you?
Stork inspires me because of the founder and the team, the simplicity of the idea, and the market opportunity
What do will you contribute to this project?
I can contribute my global business experience of 25+ years in the CEP industry as well as my knowledge of operating within the global CEP market leader to help Stork develop its business internationally. I will also contribute my network.
You feel like Stork can disrupt the old courier express parcel market, that we can give access to goods to all people in the world with a fair fare , give jobs for the people who need and help fight global warming by optimizing spaces.
You are an influencer from your neighborhood to your country, a business person, the king or queen of your campus, a geo activist, a politician, a travel blogger, the fatest courier in the world.
We give you a promotional code
Share our platform with your community
Once members of your community use Stork with your promotional code, they will get a discount and you will be rewarded
If you are interested in sending parcels and get goods on reasonable prices, fast, safe and secure, please leave us your contact information and we will let you know once Stork is live and operational. Also, after registration, we have a small present for you!
If you are interested in working as a Stork and change the world one delivery at the time while making a profit, please leave us your contact information and we will let you know once Stork is live and operational. Also, after registration, we have a small present for you!