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You're downtown and you need to take a package up to
accountant's office. Alas, however, there are no loading
zones around the building and the parking meters are
Enter the Short-Range Courier. You pull up to their street-
side window, tell the agent which building
and suite the
recipient occupies, give the package to them, and pay.
A courier is dispatched on foot or on bicycle with your
package, and it arrives in a few minutes.
||I'm sure there could be an app for this....a kiosk on
every block, you enter recipient info, and pay, and
receive delivery confirmation on your phone. I
suspect even FedEx would use it, to save on those
horrendous parking tickets they pay in New York City
||So you want a bike courier, but only for the delivery (not the collection) side of that existing service? What benefit do you get from having to drop off at a central location? Also, presumably, if you can find out where the existing bike courier office is, I'm sure they'll be happy to accept your package for onward delivery.
||Only a network of bums could provide the geographic distribution of services to meet client needs.
||This would be quite useful for the chutney, when Mrs. B and I
are dining together on a staff holiday.
||This would be nice to have at drive though windows
as well, because its sometimes awkward to reach far
enough out the window to get the food.
||// What benefit do you get from having to drop off
at a central location? //
||You don't have to pay for parking while you carry
your papers upstairs to an office.