Omniva and Bolt have launched a pilot project to test parcel delivery using the ride-hailing platform as couriers. The pilot project will run for two weeks, during which Bolt will deliver parcels from Nurmenuku and Majaka parcel dispatch points in Tallinn, Estonia.
Omniva head of parcel business Andre Veskimeister, says, “We are testing a solution with Bolt where a client can use Bolt to order home delivery of their parcel that has arrived at the parcel dispatch point.
“We also hope that the pilot project lets us experience how traditional parcel delivery could function in collaboration with a modern ride-hailing platform.”
If a parcel can be delivered using Bolt, Omniva will send an SMS link to the recipient. The link leads to a Bolt website where the client can order home delivery of the parcel, several parcels can be delivered from the post office in one order.
“In the current difficult situation, we see that the postal service is overloaded,” Bolt CEO in Estonia Aleksei Kolesnikov added. “We can help here using our wide network of drivers and experience in providing transport services. We hope that the new solution shortens queues and we also encourage everyone to give feedback so we could improve the service even more.”