Want your package delivered ‘Fastfast’? Adrian at Fastfast has developed an app to connect customers and drivers to ensure the safe and timely delivery of your package.
What’s your story?
Ever been stuck with an urgent package to deliver at 5:59pm? A group of Singaporean entrepreneurs have decided to do something about it, creating a service called ‘FastFast’. FastFast is a simple and fast personalized delivery service platform that aims to connect customers with on-demand drivers and riders. This smart new mobile app uses geo location to connect customers with nearby local drivers to deliver last minute documents and packages.
So next time you need a last-hour delivery, the only F-word you need to think about is FastFast.
What excites you most about your industry?
With more and more people turning to eCommerce, fulfillment needs will increase. Also, more and more customers want items they ordered online as fast as possible, and we feel that FastFast will be one party able to provide the missing link.
What’s your connection to Asia?
FastFast currently operates in Singapore but we are targeting expansion to the rest of Asia in 2016.
Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
Singapore. Multiple grants available, and the cost to start a company is rather manageable, compared to some other countries.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
Listen to what your customers need and never give up so easily.
Who inspires you?
Any one that strives to do their very best and doesn’t give up easily. Their story and experience inspires me to hang on and not give up without a fight.
What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
The amount of revenue Uber makes in a day.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
To alway remain calm in a time of crisis.
How do you unwind?
Netflix on a lazy weekend with a nice cup of coffee.
Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
Taiwan. Food and people there rock.
Everyone in business should read this book:
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
FastFast addresses the market need for urgent deliveries, especially after 5pm, the time when most people are finishing work and free to receive a package.
Customers use the FastFast mobile application (available on iOS & Android, online booking coming soon) to request a delivery. With intelligent routing, the nearest FastFast rider or driver is alerted. They can accept the job and the customer can track the progress of the delivery. With driver location technology tried and tested with taxi apps, we wanted to use the same platform to address the issue of getting your last-minute packages delivered. That’s the inspiration behind ‘FastFast’.
When it comes to drivers, FastFast undergoes a pre-screening process, ensuring all have Singapore licenses and have a safe track record. And as a socially responsible company, FastFast teams up with local associations and community groups to provide an alternative income for those looking for employment. The founders of FastFast envisage that the platform will provide sustainable job opportunities in the community it serves in. FastFast is all about local communities helping each other out. And we’re excited to help out a community of people that need additional income. We use a marketplace model to fulfill the gap for both commerce and social. Individuals can now take up the opportunity to be their own boss and run their own delivery business.
FastFast introduction video
This interview was part of the Callum Connect’s column found on The Asian Entrepreneur:
Callum Laing invests and buys small businesses in a range of industries around Asia. He has previously started, built and sold half a dozen businesses and is the founder & owner of Fitness-Buffet a company delivering employee wellness solutions in 12 countries. He is a Director of, amongst others, Key Person of Influence. A 40 week training program for business owners and executives.
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