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DROPPA JOINS FORCES WITH SKYNET WORLDWIDE EXPRESS

Two industry disruptors have joined forces to revolutionalise the on-demand delivery service market.

The SkyNet Droppa App is an on-demand courier and fleet hire service that makes it possible for you to book a service from your smartphone. Once you’ve booked a Droppa delivery, you will be able to track your goods throughout the entire journey, from pick up to drop off!

Skynet Worldwide Express, South African owned Courier and Express parcel company with a global footprint and Droppa, an on-demand delivery service company, today announce their strategic partnership.

 In a uniquely collaborative partnership, these two respected brands have come together to provide originative platforms to support future business growth. Today’s tech savvy citizens are looking for faster innovation and ‘easy to do business’ applications. Droppa’s software is purpose-built to fulfil this. There are many synergies between these two inventive companies, principally the dedication to improving the operations on all courier and fleet hire service networks.

 This new cooperation aims at helping their current, mutual and future customers to increase their client base and growth. Moreover, Droppa will be able to take advantage of SkyNet Worldwide Express’s global resources and increased partner investment while SkyNet will benefit from Droppa’s best-in-class technology products and proven best practices tailored to industry needs. For both SkyNet and Droppa, it has always been about the customer. Thank you for your continued support.

 Tommy Erasmus, CEO of SkyNet South Africa (Pty) Ltd said: “We are delighted to partner with Droppa, who are specialists in their field. They were a natural choice for us, particularly due to the scale of upcoming opportunities.”

 What can we expect from the partnership?

Innovation and adaptability are the strongest points of the partnership. This collaboration aims to increase and capitalise on the exchange of ideas and expertise between both companies. We’re looking forward to working with the team at Droppa and would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the SkyNet Worldwide Express family. As a leader in the Courier Industry, SkyNet pledge our continued commitment to enabling the success of our customers and their customer and delivering customer-centric industry solutions as well as flexibility and Choice to create a superior Customer Experience.

 This new cooperation aims at helping our current, mutual and future customers to ship from their Smart Phones. Droppa’s technology combined with SkyNet’s global footprint becomes the perfect alliance for both companies to deeply customise and streamline their service offerings. The evident synergy between SkyNet and Droppa’s collaboration creates a powerful tool to increase the capacity for these businesses to compete regionally and globally, diversify their portfolios and contribute significantly to job creation and economic growth.

 With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, both businesses have recognised the need to accelerate the development of digital solutions to ensure that they remain on the competitive vanguard. This exciting partnership brings together in-depth skills in business and technology strategy, product ideation, technology development, rapid to market deployment and routes to new markets and customers. The SkyNet | Droppa partnership is a powerful combination. SkyNet’s reputation as a key advocate for change and connecting SME’s to knowledge, experience and resources, along with their robust portfolio aligns with their core strategy on many fronts and can help provide their current, mutual and future customers with greater service options. SkyNet instantly recognised that Droppa was an SME with Big Business capability.

Skynet Commercial Executive, Diederick Stopforth explains that the new partnership with SkyNet is a major milestone not only for Droppa but for the local and international eCommerce industry. “We are excited to work with Droppa as we strive to re-define e-commerce by removing barriers to business using technology”.  SkyNet claims that the new partnership will allow its customers greater freedom and flexibility in how they make payments. This means that SkyNet Droppa customers will be able to make in-app payments.

Droppa’s on demand delivery service and low overheads are uniquely complimentary to how the SkyNet team works. “We believe this helps to generate industry leading technology products and platforms,” said Khathutshelo Mufamadi, Founder and Director of Droppa. “This partnership will allow us to drive far more business impact for our clients. Together, working as one team, we will unlock the full potential of this collaboration and place our clients on the best path for success in the new digital courier and fleet services landscape”.

Through this strategic partnership, SkyNet and Droppa provide a platform that has been localised for the on-demand and e-commerce market. Current and Future customers can now take advantage of the ease and simplicity of the mobile application. Droppa has proven that they have the best expertise in local market needs and can provide first-class, technical support and customer success service. The partnership aligns well with Droppa’s expansion plans. Khathutshelo Mufamadi said that his plans to roll-out technology driven logistical solutions into South African cities with large populations falls perfectly in line with SkyNet’s existing national footprint and ever-increasing infrastructure.

 “It is my pleasure to announce that the SkyNet Brand and global infrastructure can now be accessed via Droppa’s mobile App. Droppa is known for their strength in a tried and tested Smart Phone Package Management Solution and this partnership offers innovation and tech agility for our business,” said Tommy Erasmus, CEO of SkyNet South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Droppa will become part of the SkyNet Worldwide Express’s Ecosystem, a network of partnerships that provides proprietary access to tools, technologies, network and delivery capabilities that help SkyNet Worldwide Express deliver breakthrough client results. By connecting SkyNet’s strong local and global network with Droppa’s next-gen technology, the partnership represents a step-change in the way both businesses address the needs of the market. Droppa’s best in industry mobile application and SkyNet’s infrastructure, market leading network, marketing and customer support expertise make the partnership a clear win-win.

About SkyNet Worldwide Express

Your shipment is safe with the largest and most flexible, independently owned express network in the world. Independently owned and locally operated the Skynet Worldwide Express Network is a unique international courier cooperative. It is composed of locally owned courier companies operating as Skynet licensees. SkyNet has become the world’s largest independently owned courier company by successfully finding bespoke solutions for hard to service destinations. The Skynet Worldwide Express network stretches across all continents, providing the global business community with fast, reliable and secure express delivery services to almost every country and territory worldwide. Our Global Network of offices provides you global reach, competitive transit time, online tracking and proof of delivery, ensuring that your parcel is our priority.

Viewed by its competitor’s as a market disruptor, SkyNet Worldwide Express differentiates itself in 3 key areas: Innovation | Smart Technology | Tailor-made services. Skynet South Africa (Pty) Ltd has gained tremendous experience and insight into a multitude of markets over the last 32 years, which has positioned the business to address custom specific channel supply chain models across all industries.  

Established in 1988, Skynet South Africa has developed a unique and customer focused approach displaying a partnership attitude with its clients to continually improve your supply chain. With a vast network servicing the entire South Africa, our neighbouring states as well as being the gate way to Africa we can proudly say that we have become one of Africa’s biggest express parcel and courier businesses and mover of international traffic on the continent.

To learn more about SkyNet worldwide Express, visit https://skynet.co.za/

About Droppa

Launched in April 2016, Droppa is an on-demand delivery service that makes it safer and easier to move office or household goods and furniture. Once you’ve booked a Droppa delivery, you will be able to track your goods throughout the entire journey, from pick up to drop off! Our drivers go through a vigorous screening and training process where all checks are conducted and drivers are taught how to handle goods in transit.

Established by entrepreneur and tech pioneer, Khathutshelo Mufamadi, Droppa is the brainchild of this 31-year-old founder and director. Droppa will be opening for express delivery services all across the country, a service that was previously limited. With a turnaround time of 24 to 72 hours, customers may book an Express delivery from anywhere in South Africa. Droppa makes it easier and safer to transport goods, allowing customers to access its screened drivers via its website and mobile app. Droppa Retail, a new feature on the Droppa online platform aims to make it easier for retailers to have goods delivered to the homes of customers immediately after purchase. Retailers can now register with Droppa and add this value added to their supply chain.

Until now only available in Gauteng, the partnership with SkyNet offers this service countrywide. The partnership will see Droppa penetrate the national logistics market, while it also aims to drive an increase in skill sets for business communication through technological development to ensure constant and uninterrupted two-way communication channels as well as feedback. Part of the Droppa business development plan is to create a booking management system customised per retail sector.

Users can access the service via mobile app or the Droppa website https://www.droppa.co.za/  

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