By Staff writer
Private ride-hailing app branches out into delivery by introducing phase 1 of BOX service
Careem, the Dubai-based private ride-hailing app, has launched phase one of its new service BOX, a delivery option that can be booked via the app.
The company said BOX is part of its commitment to "simplify the consumer’s life with easy to use technology, that assists in transporting people and now their goods".
Careem said the launch follows a trend in consumer habits with many customers using the app to deliver items from A to B, adding that the new delivery service offers a more affordable and convenient option when needing to transport people’s possessions.
BOX also has a reliable in-app tracking system that allows the customer to see exactly where their package is. The BOX tracking system, which is embedded in the Careem app, uses the same Careem limo tracking technology.
Faraz Syed, managing director of Careem Labs and Careem UAE said: “We are excited to be launching the brand-new service BOX, to our portfolio. This service is based on feedback and trends which we've spotted in the market.
"This is part of our commitment to deliver what our customers are looking for, and a more affordable delivery service is exactly that. The initial phase of the service is crucial and we look forward to seeing how it is received.”
The service is available from 8am to 8pm with a base fare starting at AED6. The BOX minimum fare rate starts at AED20 for instant pick-up and AED30 for scheduled jobs.
Initially the pick-up service will cater to Dubai and can be delivered as far as Sharjah within the UAE.