Our flagship website Friday-Ad is now working with innovative social delivery service Nimber, to offer an alternative way for buyers to receive their purchases. The service went live Friday-Ad on 18th January 2016 and offers a convenient, environmentally-friendly, and low cost way of having a package delivered. Nimber is a collaborative peer-to-peer delivery service. It connects people who need to send something from one place to another, with someone who is going in that direction.
Friday-Ad buyers who’ve spotted a bargain, perhaps a second hand kid’s bike, drum kit or digital printer, can put a request on Nimber via the Friday-Ad site, to see if anyone – a ‘bringer’ – can deliver as part of a car or train journey they are making anyway. The two parties communicate to agree a price and time for delivery.
Bringers have their regular journeys logged into the site, which then notifies them when a suitable candidate for a delivery comes up.
“Nimber promises even more freedom for Friday-Ad buyers and sellers as it’s really convenient and cost-effective way to have their purchases picked up and delivered anywhere in the UK.”
Will Kidger, Product Manager for Friday-Ad says: “We’re excited to be partnering with Nimber to introduce their unique peer-to-peer delivery service to the Friday-Ad community. Nimberpromises even more freedom for Friday-Ad buyers and sellers as it’s a really convenient and cost-effective way to have their purchases picked-up and delivered anywhere in the UK.”
Will adds: “The cost and effort involved in arranging delivery of items can discourage some people searching further afield to find their perfect purchase, so we’ve integrated the Nimber booking process right into the heart of the new Friday-Ad site to make arranging that precious new purchase a doddle.”
The new partnership will allow Friday-Ad website users to expand their horizons when searching for items to buy. No longer will the perfect guitar, coffee table or baby cot be too difficult to collect. With Nimber, the delivery can be on the buyer’s terms, at a time of their choice and at a pre-agreed price.
The rise of ‘social delivery’
Nimber describes itself as ‘a social delivery service where you save the environment, make money and do something nice for other people’. Founded by Norwegian businessman Knut Bjerke, it is well established in Norway and launched in the UK in July 2015. The company has recently secured investment capital for growth. In the next 10 years the value of the ‘sharing economy’, typified by the likes of Airbnb and TaskRabbit, is expected to grow from £500 million to £9 billion in the UK, according to PWC.
Friday-Ad at the forefront of the sharing community
Last year Friday-Ad celebrated 40 years of bringing local buyers and sellers together and we continue to improve our service in line with the latest consumer and web 2.0 trends. The website www.friday-ad.co.uk relauched in 2015 with improved functionality to help our 1.5 million monthly users buy and sell their items online. The start of 2016 brings further progress – our partnership with Nimber demonstrating a commitment to classified site innovation, while tapping into the fast-growing sharing economy.
Friday-Ad is part of privately owned Friday Media Group based in West Sussex.
Here’s what other people think of Nimber –
- ‘People trust people more than they trust companies. With Nimber, you do a handshake with the person, not the company.’ – The Guardian
- ‘Forget couriers – your next parcel could be arriving via commuter’ – London Evening Standard
- ‘The beauty of the system is that it makes use of existing car and van capacity by targeting journeys that are happening anyway.’ – Independent
- ‘My commute to work earns £5 a day – The Telegraph
- ‘The first peer-to-peer delivery service is being launched in the UK after seeing huge success in Norway – BBC Radio 2
For more information about the Nimber service on Friday-Ad please contact:
Will Kidger, Friday Media Group Product Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone – 01273 837 700
For more information about Nimber, please visit – www.nimber.com